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Chris Harris Races A Porsche 911 GT2 RS Against A Ducati 1199 Panigale: Video 8
Nov
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Ducati 1199 Panigale, Kurt, porsche, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, video on 11 8th, 2012

There are dozens, possibly even hundreds of car versus motorcycle drag race videos on YouTube, and in the vast majority of cases, the bike gets through the quarter-mile first. As Chris Harris proved in his first round of car-versus-bike drag racing, you really can’t argue with the motorcycle’s superior power to weight ratio, assuming you can get that power to the ground with minimal wheelspin.

While four wheels are almost always worse than two in a straight line (and generally on most road courses, too) Harris wondered if there were circumstances under which the car would prove faster than the bike. Since that wasn’t the case in a quarter-mile, Harris found a two-mile paved runway for his latest throw-down, also featuring a 911 GT2RS against a Ducati 1199 Panigale.

Which comes out on top? Can the Porsche’s 620 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque prove to be a match for the Ducati Panigale’s 164 horsepower and 85 pound-feet of torque, given a long enough runway? At what speed does aerodynamics really come into play? You’ll have to watch the video below (worth it for the soundtrack of the GT2 RS alone) to find out.



Best Motoring’s Last Hurrah: LFA vs. GT-R, 911 GT2 RS, ZR1, F430 GT3 18
May
Posted by Larry in Automotive, Chevrolet, Corvette ZR1, Ferrari, Ferrari F430 GT3, LEXUS, Lexus LFA, nissan, nissan gt-r, porsche, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, video on 05 18th, 2011

The demise of Japan’s Best Motoring International – Hot Version video series was almost as sad as when Toyota stopped production of the Supra in 1998. The good news is that sometimes legends die hard.

Best Motoring put together one last race pitting the most popular modern-day supercars against each other. Those cars consist of the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Ferrari F430 GT3, Lexus LFA, Nissan GT-R and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. If that list of supercars does not excite you then you have serious issues and may need some counseling from Tony Soprano. Hit the jump below for some Best Motoring action one last time.

[source: Automobile]







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