Porsche 911 Turbo S vs McLaren 650 S Spider

Picture of Porsche 911 Turbo S (991)
Picture of McLaren 650 S Spider
Category Porsche 911 Turbo SMcLaren 650 S Spider
Max power (ps / bhp) 560 / 552650 / 641
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 750 / 553678 / 500
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1592 / 35101468 / 3236
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 352 / 347443 / 437

Performance

Category Porsche 911 Turbo SMcLaren 650 S Spider
Top speed 318 kph (198 mph)329 kph (204 mph)
0 - 40 kph 0.9 s1.2 s
0 - 50 kph 1.1 s1.5 s
0 - 80 kph 2.1 s2.4 s
0 - 100 kph 2.8 s3.0 s
0 - 130 kph 4.3 s4.3 s
0 - 180 kph 7.8 s7.0 s
0 - 200 kph 9.6 s8.6 s
0 - 250 kph 15.7 s13.8 s
0 - 300 kph 29.7 s23.5 s
0 - 30 mph 0.9 s1.3 s
0 - 40 mph 1.4 s1.8 s
0 - 50 mph 1.9 s2.3 s
0 - 60 mph 2.5 s2.8 s
0 - 70 mph 3.3 s3.5 s
0 - 80 mph 4.1 s4.2 s
0 - 90 mph 5.1 s5.0 s
0 - 100 mph 6.2 s5.8 s
0 - 110 mph 7.4 s7.1 s
0 - 120 mph 8.9 s8.3 s
0 - 130 mph 10.6 s9.9 s
0 - 150 mph 14.9 s13.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.0 s @ 106.3 mph7.0 s @ 111.8 mph
1/4 mile 10.6 s @ 130.5 mph10.5 s @ 136.1 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 17.5 s @ 154.7 mph17.1 s @ 161.6 mph
1000 m 19.9 s @ 270.0 kph19.7 s @ 271.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 6.8 s5.6 s
Est. 200 - 300 kph 20.1 s16.1 s
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 10.5 s @ 843 ft9.9 s @ 758 ft
Est. max acceleration 1.10 g (11 m/s²)0.98 g (10 m/s²)
100 kph - 0 32 m (104 ft)31 m (103 ft)
200 kph - 0 128 m (419 ft)121 m (397 ft)
60 mph - 0 30 m (98 ft)32 m (105 ft)
70 mph - 0 44 m (144 ft)47 m (155 ft)
18m slalom 71.8 kph (44.6 mph)71.8 kph (44.6 mph)
Fuel economy 14.1 l/100 km (17 mpg US / 20 UK)10.7 l/100 km (22 mpg US / 26 UK)
Lateral acceleration 1.09 g (11 m/s²)1.07 g (10 m/s²)

Summary

Category Porsche 911 Turbo SMcLaren 650 S Spider
Track Performance 10621080
Straight line speed 32663370
Total 43284450

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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uptownfunker  5y ago

McLaren still says 204-205 mph for all of its entry-level cars. Is there a governor limiting the 650S to 204? I read somewhere that the 592hp 12C could do 205.


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uptownfunker  5y ago

Actually in straight line speed AND in total scoring the 911 TS is faster. Just from looking at the scores.


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fakekillerfour  5y ago

650S Spider wins 6-3 on tracks
650S Spider wins 9-5 on performance figures

so 650S Spider is noticeably faster than 991 Turbo S!.


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audis14  5y ago

Actual Scores

Track performance:

991 Turbo S (650S Spider)

Nordschleife by 'sport auto' - 7:34 (7:35)
Hockenheim Short - 1:08.7 (1:08.7)
Willow Springs - 1:27.17 (1:25.88)
Autocar Dry Handling Track - 1:09.6 (1:08.3)
Autocar Wet Handling Track - 1:18.5 (1:16.9)
Ring Knutstrop - 1:08.1 (1:07.6)
Goodwood Hill climb - 0:53.9 (0:55.73)

~Score: 200 : 400

Straight line speed:

991 Turbo S (650S Spider)

0-100 kph - 2.8 s (3.0 s)
0-200 kph - 9.6 s (8.6 s)
0-300 kph - 29.7 s (26.0 s)

~Score: 100 : 200

Total Score:

650S Spider: 600
991 Turbo S: 300

The verdict:

McLaren 650S Spider is noticeably faster.


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Specialestradale  6y ago

1/4 mile

991 TTS coupe - 10.6 seconds @ 128 mph
650S Spider - 11.0 seconds @ 135 mph

0-300 km/h

650S Spider - 26.0 seconds
991 TTS coupe - 29.7 seconds

top speed

650S Spider - 204 mph
991 TTS coupe - 197 mph


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aaaa  6y ago

@saxy: I actually agree, it's clear that the 650s is faster around the track given the laptimes, and taking into account the previous generations.

@derb: how is it a stupid comment? you say that we can't consider autocar because of bias, yet hockenheim where they clearly favour porsches, the 650s still managed to tie the 911, as for goodwood, one only has to look at the laptimes to see that it's not a true test of a cars performance. see if we start eliminating laptimes that leaves ring knutstrop, (a german track) and the 650s comes out on top. so please enlighten me in what way is the 911 faster?


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saxy  6y ago

The old 12c spyder mulled the Turbo S. no surprise here really.


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Hans  6y ago

We need more times.
650s should be faster because it's proper super car and Turbo S sporty GT.


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Derb  6y ago

@aaaa

really stupid comment

thera are only 3 useful track numbers
you can't take autocar seriously
when britihsh cars are tested

and in only one of the 3 tracks the 650 is faster


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aaaa  6y ago

looks like the 650s will pretty much dust the turbo s at both kinds of tracks (with goodwood as the only exception)


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Hans  6y ago

Looks like 650S is faster on fast track and Turbo on technical tracks without many straights straights.


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196ss  6y ago

Can't understand how RWD 650S can be faster then AWD Turbo on the wet handling track.