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      03-19-2021, 12:26 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by Obioban View Post
I meant any contemporary 911. The 997 came out in 2004. Certainly, yes, the i8 is faster than lots of old 911s. I'm sure it's faster than every 1960s 911, as well :P
I believe the 0-100km/h time for the i8 was benchmarked against the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera, which had a time of 4.6s as opposed to the i8's 4.4s. Even the 2014 Carrera 4s has a listed 0-100km/h time of 4.3s. However, both 911s have a higher top speed and would probably be better on the track (I'm guessing).

What's a bit sadder is the 2014 911 Carreras being offered for more money than a 2014/5 BMW i8 -- at least here in Oz (check out This, despite the fact only 155 BMW i8s were sold in Australia to the [collective noun] of Porsche 911s.
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