Hopefully no one else is betting money on the outcome of this race as it is a result very few people would see coming. It looks like a huge lag on paper. Why would anyone offer to drive a tuned 911 Turbo from a dig in a Camaro SS? Maybe if the latter was crazy and mighty and they were running with a roll, sure. But otherwise, it looks like they are bracing for a loss.
It’s not a massive upgrade from its original numbers, but you’ll be using every horsepower you can get against a tuned 911 Turbo.
Speaking of which, this is the 997.1 generation car, which means the power comes from a 3.6-liter twin-turbo engine. We’re talking about two BorgWarner VTG turbochargers (a smaller one and a bigger one) with a resonant intake system. Now we have already told you that it is fixed, but the title of the clip only says “improved turbos,”And while it’s safe to assume that means a bigger size, your guess is as good as ours when it comes to horsepower and torque.
An stock 997 Turbo will produce 473 hp (480 hp) and 457 lb-ft (620 Nm) of torque (502 lb-ft / 680 Nm with overboost). If you also had the Sport Chrono package, you can maintain this overboost for ten seconds (1.0 bar at 1.2 bar), resulting in a 0 to 60 mph (96 km / h) time of around 3, 5 seconds. It’s a fast car, and it’s very difficult to pass it after a search.
That said, the Camaro won this race and did it convincingly. It’s funny how these things play out sometimes.