Porsche 911 GT3 RS Vs. 911 Turbo S at Anglesey Circuit—Which Comes Out Ahead?

Which Porsche is fastest around a track, turbocharged and AWD or naturally aspirated and RWD?

byBradley Brownell|
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Recently, Evo Magazine had the opportunity to test Porsche's twin range-topping 911s, the ludicrously fast all-wheel-drive luxury rocket sled 911 Turbo S and the ludicrously fast stripped-out track special 911 GT3 RS, back-to-back at Anglesey Circuit. The cars ended up being two remarkably different ways to produce two remarkably similar lap times around the circuit. Seeing the opportunity for an experiment, Evo then placed the two cars' onboard videos side-by-side to demonstrate the differences between the two rear-engine masterpieces. 

Which of these two big-power Porsches would you rather take for a lap of the track? It's obvious from the video that the GT3 RS carries more speed through the corners and uses its downforce to full advantage; on the other hand the Turbo S makes excellent use of its horsepower advantage, but due to its extra weight, it has to get on the brakes earlier. The Turbo S has an additional acceleration advantage, with AWD to help drive the car out of the corners. At the end of the day, they're both supremely quick...but which would take?

You can watch the side-by-side onboard here:

The GT3 RS full video is available here:

And the Turbo S full video is available here: