Porsche launches 911 Turbo S on runway at Australia’s gateway airport
Porsche holds spectacular ‘Launch Control’ event at Sydney Airport
Porsche has today held one of the most spectacular car launch events in recent memory, hosting the ‘Launch Control’ event on a 2.2 kilometre runway at Sydney Airport.
Porsche conducted the event to launch the new Porsche 911 Turbo S sportscar to the Australian market, with VIP guests able to drive the car on ‘Runway 16L/34R’, one of two runways that protrudes out into Botany Bay.
Instructors from the Porsche Track Experience were on-hand to safely guide all participants through two runs each down the runway.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sydney Airport was Australia’s busiest airport, hosting 44 million passengers and more than 300,000 flight movements annually across its three runways. With passenger traffic down 97 per cent, Sydney Airport coordinated with multiple government and regulatory agencies to safely and temporarily close the runway for this event.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S delivers 478kW of power at 6,750 rpm, as well as 800Nm of torque. It moves from zero to 100km/h in 2.7 seconds, zero to 200km/h in 8.9 seconds and has a top speed of 330km/h.
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