You are quite sure Porsche's sports car franchise is dwindling? Their GTS models alone accounted for 4400 units of sales last year. Even with interest holding for the 991's recent release, Porsche's sports cars sales last year were in line with the previous year, at 32k units.This video is complete garbage and an example of Porsche spending top dollar to reclaim a dwindling sports car franchise. The GTR has pretty much screwed their entire line up of flagship roadcars down to the entry level 991. That being said Tiff did all he could to drive the GTR poorly and everything in his power to drive the 911 to its best. Even then on such a short track the 991 couldn't get the job done with it's massive tires, manual gearbox, and few hundred pound weight advantage. Tiff really shot his own reputation in the face.
Ok son hold on before you get ahead of yourself. Talking up the Carerra GTS models, which finally offer the options that should have been standard on the base 997 since 2009-2010 and arguably since 2005, when the GTR has just plain demolished Porsche, has just proved that your argument about Porsche to be a load of crap. Their franchise is dwindling. They have to include much more into an overpriced and under performing platform which is what I originally stated. Nice try through.You are quite sure Porsche's sports car franchise is dwindling? Their GTS models alone accounted for 4400 units of sales last year. Even with interest holding for the 991's recent release, Porsche's sports cars sales last year were in line with the previous year, at 32k units.
The Porsche's manual gearbox helps make it slower, not faster. One could also argue its engine is in the wrong place and while the GT-R does weigh more, that AWD hardware isn't just sitting around as ballast...
Regarding the drifting, that is just showboating for the viewing audience. In the article, Tiff says laps needed to be neat and tiny for the timed portion. If he were drifting that much, he wouldn't have gotten anywhere near those times. Consider his times with other times by Evo on this track (he's lapping right between the MP4-12C on its different tires, and 3.5s faster than the CBA GT-R).