Porsche continues its Top 5 video series with the brand’s five quickest accelerating production models.
While the comparison is limited to their 0-62mph (0-100km/h) times, finding out that the legendary Carrera GT finishes last in their list is somehow indicative of the progress made the past few years in terms of outright speed.
The limited V10-powered supercar is slightly slower than the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, the company’s first wagon if we can call it that. Of course, any car that features a 670hp plug-in hybrid powertrain will be a monster down the straight, and the big daddy of Sport Turismos is exactly that, with a 0-62mph time of 3.4 seconds.
Third place goes to the Porsche 911 Turbo S, which offers one of the most violent launches in the market, managing a gut-wrenching 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds. This is also the first time a series-production 911 drops below the 3-sec mark for the 0-62mph procedure.
It takes a very special car to beat that time and that car is also a 911; we’re talking about the insane GT2 RS which manages to hit 62mph from a standstill in 2.8 seconds, thanks to its 690hp and despite it drives only the rear wheels.
But the true king of acceleration in Porsche-land is none other than the mighty 918 Spyder; the plug-in hypercar that mixes a naturally aspirated V8 with three electric motors for a combined output of 887hp. This results in a truly breath-taking 0-62 in 2.6 seconds, giving it the crown of the fastest-accelerating Porsche ever made.