It’s Wednesday, and in all likelihood, you’re starting to feel the full weight of the work week on your shoulders.
How about blowing off some steam with a 1,500 HP Porsche 996 at the dragstrip?
The piece below, presented by 1320video, shows a beastly twin-turbo Porsche 996 (fourth-generation 911) running E85 and a “B15E” performance bundle from BBi Autosport at the TX2K15 roll race nationals, with all the sound and fury you might expect from such a build. The Porsche 996 starts off tuned to 1,100 HP for testing; skip ahead to 3:11 in the timeline to see the car turned-up to full power.
At the end of the day, this feral Porsche 996 – dubbed “King Kong” by the owners – trots away with a new quarter-mile trap speed record of 172.25 mph. No Porsche 996 has ever managed that blistering pace before.
Sure, the Porsche 996 may be water-cooled, unlike its predecessors. And sure, the cornering capabilities of the car may have been kissed goodbye in the name of unlocking its straight-line potential. But at the end of the day, we have a tremendously frightening, freakishly powerful, record-breaking Porsche to go gaga for.
Isn’t that what hump day should always be about?