Porsche 911 Turbo S Runs An 8-second ¼ Mile


It’s no secret that Porsche 911 Turbo S’s are quick cars. They can hit 0-60 in only 2.5 seconds, so it’s safe to say they’re already taking home wins from the drag strip. However, YouTube channel Ekanoo Racing wasn’t happy with that time and took their 911 Turbo S to Esmotor, a Turkish engineer crew.

MotorTrend reports the car will soon put out 1,073 horsepower and 1,028 lb.-ft. of torque at the wheels and 1,200 horsepower at the crank. So naturally, they took this beast to the drag strip to beat some records. They managed to run an 8.99-second ¼ mile pass at 160 mph. Not only is that world record for the 911, but it also makes it the first PDK-equipped car to run under 9-seconds in the quarter mile. You can watch the whole run at PowerNationTV.com

This week on PowerNation Katie welcomes hot rod builder Steve Legens of Legens Hot Rod Shop in Martin, Tennessee. And with him a gorgeous 1960 Ford truck! One very interesting change Steve’s team made to the pickup was to the side trim; Ford never ran it down the entire side, but now that long strip of chrome trim looks fantastic. They dropped in a Coyote engine with a Borla fuel injection making about 510 horsepower. The Schott Wheels are a nice touch. There’s no missing the custom PPG red paint they call “Cardinal Red” because owner Jeff Perkins is a huge Cardinal’s fan! Inside distressed Pecan color leather seats and a Tan interior, plus with stock gauges give the truck that vintage look. One beautifully restored truck inside and out, front to back. Check it out this week on PowerNation.