The Porsche 911 Turbo S won the production car class at Pikes Peak despite harsh weather conditions.
At Pikes Peak, the Porsche 911 Turbo S braved the storm and proved to be an incredible car.
Climbing Pikes Peak is a famous rite of passage for drivers, cars and automotive brands. It’s a place to demonstrate performance, dynamics and driving skills in one of the harshest environments a road can offer, and the Porsche 911 Turbo S was up for it. Before the race, many had predicted that the new Porsche 911 Turbo S, despite undergoing minimal modifications for the race, would break the existing Production Car class record in the impressively clear pre-race weather. However, once the moment of truth arrived, time quickly changed.
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With torrential rain seemingly coming out of nowhere, the driver, GT3 Cup driver David Donner, still challenged the course with his extensive Pikes Peak and 911 experience, and despite not being the fastest on the course, he was only bested by a prototype pilot weighing about half as much, with twice the power and extensive modifications, with a time of 10:34.03. Although the class record was not broken, the car scored a class win and second fastest time overall and achieved all of this while still being able to return from racing as a road legal car which, throughout the process, required no repairs or maintenance. . The Porsche 911 Turbo S is an incredible feat of engineering in performance, looks, handling and everything you’d expect from a car.
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