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    • Porsche 992 Carrera S vs. Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Laguna Seca lap comparison

      This is some regurgitated content which MotorTrend is known to do. Still, it is technically a new video and they do an overlay of a Laguna Seca lap between the new 992 Porsche Carrera S and the Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang.


      A Mustang and Porsche 911 going at it on the track is not far fetched these days. Depending on the Mustang model, it can come out on top.

      What we have here is the GT350 Mustang with its 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V8. The GT350 is more powerful than the Carrera S but heavier. The Carrera S also features a PDK transmission and most its weight in the back. The two turbos also help torque arrive earlier for the much smaller 3.0 liter flat-6.

      Laguna Seca is a well known and technical track that rewards skill as well as power.

      So who wins? The Carrera S by over a second:


      The 992 Carrera S is also chosen as the better driver's car. It is quite simply one of the best sports cars on the market today.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Porsche 992 Carrera S vs. Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Laguna Seca lap comparison started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 12 Comments
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Carrera getting the power DOWN.

        Giving up ~300hp
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        Giving up ~300hp
        It isn't though...
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It isn't though...
        darn was so hoping it would beat a gt500 lol
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        darn was so hoping it would beat a gt500 lol
        Well, let's see what the new GT3 and GTS bring to the table.

        The 991.2 GT3 RS edges the GT500...
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Has anyone seen the rods on a carrera yet? Would be interesting to see how they compare to the turbo. Power levels are getting insane, porsche is doing more with less, would like to see some 700hp+ carreras though as these pony car power levels are getting insane...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        Has anyone seen the rods on a carrera yet?
        Nope and it's a good question.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        would like to see some 700hp+ carreras though as these pony car power levels are getting insane...
        Well mine is 800+ hp...
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Nope and it's a good question.



        Well mine is 800+ hp...
        thats a 9s car, any plans to run it?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        thats a 9s car, any plans to run it?
        Of course.
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Of course.
        do the mods you have apply to the new carrera?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        do the mods you have apply to the new carrera?
        There will be minor fitment changes and the intercooler design is different but in essence should be same thing.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        GT350 base car vs C2S? Click here to enlarge

        At least make it a 350R or a base Carrera...why would it be the base 350 vs an upped spec Carrera?

        Especially with the DCT on the Porsche too...come on MT.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        How many gear changes on laguna seca? Manual vs pdk makes a difference no?