sport auto Supertest 2009 Porsche Carrera S

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by ajzahn, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. a short transcription is to follow soon
  2. specs as tested:

    Nurburgring Nordschleife: 7:50 mins.

    this is 15 secs faster tat the predecessor thanks to the Michelin Pilot Cup Sport tires (-8 secs.) and the much better handling and response of the fully equipped Carrerar S such as PDK (3,511 EUR), PCCB ceramic disk brake (8,033 EUR nad the Sport Chrono Plus package incl. launch and Tractin control (1,095 EUR)


    Porsche 997 GT3 - 7:348 mins.
    Corvette Z06 - 7:49 mins.
    BMW M3 CSL - 7:50
    Ford GT - 7:652
    Mercedes SLR McLaren - 7:52
    Ferrari F430 - 7:55

    Hockenheim short track: 1:13.4 mins.

    not fitted with the optional Michelin Pilot Cup sport tires but the standard Bridgestone Potenza, also here the Carrera S convinces with a perfect handling


    Porsche 997 GT3 - 1:11.7 mins.
    Audi R8 - 1.12.7
    Ferrari F430 - 1:12.7
    Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series - 1:13.8
    BMW E92 M3 - 1:14.3
    Aston Martin V8 Vantage - 1:14.8

    0-200-0 km/h in 19.9 secs. (20.7 predecessor)

    due to the PDK in conjunction with the launch control. The top speed is achieved in 6th gear as the 7th gear is more like an overdrive


    Porsche 997 GT3 - 18.6 secs.
    Dodeg Viper SRT-10 - 19.2
    Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series - 19.7
    Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale - 20.3
    BMW E92 M3 - 20.5
    Audi R8 - 20.9


    cd = 0.29 (.027 predecessor)
    24/14 kg uplift at 200 km/h in front/rear

    it comes with larger rrar mirrors and also larger air intakes than the predecessor, so the areodnamic balance is slightly different. Stiablity and nsie level at high speed has been improved.

    max. lateral acceleration: 1.35g

    achieved with the Michelin Pilot Cup Sport "NO" tires and the enourmous grip., only 1:15g with the Bridgetone Potenza, see Hockenheim fast lap


    Ferrari F430 Scuderia - 1.40g
    Koenigsegg CCR - 1.35
    Lamborghini Gallardo Sport - 1.35
    Aston Martin V8 Vantage - 1.30
    Audi R8 - 1.30
    Corvette Z06 - 1.30

    specs as tested (predecessor in brackets)

    385 PS at 6,500 rpm
    430 Nm at 4,400 rpm
    red line at 7,500 rpm
    101.3 PS/liter

    7-speed PDK with limited slip differential, PSM

    ventilated and drilled ceramic disk brakes
    350/330 mm in front/rear

    Michelin Pilot Cup Sport
    235/35 ZR 19 and 305/30 ZR 19 on 8/11 inch in front/rear

    MSRP: 119,285 EUR as tested

    kerb weight: 1,450 kg
    weight distribution: 37.4/62.6 % in front/rear
    power-to weight ratio: 253.15 bhp/ton

    0-100 km/h: 4.4s (4.8)
    0-160 km/h: 9.5s
    0-200 km/h: 14.9s (16.0)

    Vmax: 300 km/h

    18m slalom: 70.8 km/h
    36 m slalom: 139 km/h

    verty agaile handling with a slight tendency to oversteer which can be easily comtrolled with the throttle, the steering feesl a bit indirect, the paddles at the steering wheels don´t fit


    Porsche 997 GT3 - 141 km/h
    Porsche 997 GT2 - 139 km/h
    BMW E92 M3 - 138 km/h
    Koenigsegg CCR - 138 km/h
    Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series - 137 km/h
    Ferrari F430 Scuderia - 136 km/h

    110m evasion test: 153 km/h

    it stays ver neutral, not even some oversteer ny this heavy reaction, the suspension works perfect, the driver is prefectly positioned and always has everything under control


    Pagani Zonda F - 159 km/h
    Koenisgeegg CCR - 156
    Porsche 997 GT2 - 157
    Lamborghini Gallrado Superleggera - 150
    Ferrari F430 Scuderia - 148
    Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series - 148

    wet handling: 1:30.5 mins.

    the Michelin Pilot Cop Sport tires even of the latest "NO" specification still don´t offer the grip and handling in the wet as they do in the dry. At low tempartures it come sto aquaplaning


    Audi R8 - 1:29.0
    Ferrari F430 Scuderia - 1:30.1
    Corvette C6 - 1:30.3
    BMW E92 M3 - 1:32.4
    Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series - 1:33.2
    Aston Martin V8 Vantage

    verdict: 72 out of 80 pts.

    it doesn´t look pretty much different from its predecessor, just the head and rear light and the air intakes have been changed from the outside. But major changes under the hood: a completely new 3.8-liters engine with direct fuel injection optimized for less fuel consumption and emissions make it a perfect daily driver with extreme sportiness as you can see by the lap times achieved at the Ring and Hockenheim short track. The 911 has been significantly improved and still is on track, moving into the right direction
  3. I really like this car.
  4. You're not the only one.
  5. seems to be the ultimate driving machine but much too expensive
  6. Outstanding car. Wonder what the time would've been line on something like PS2s, which most customers will likely prefer...
  7. Well they said the cup tyres provided an 8 seconds boost

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