" Road and Track finally got around to uploading the video of their 'abusive' 50 times back to back launches of the new 991 Turbo using launch control. Remember, the 991 generation 911 Turbo does not come with a manual gearbox option so the dual clutch PDK gearbox is the only choice. Road and Track posted a data panel of their 991 Turbo testing showing an oddly 'slow' 10 second 1/4 mile time of 10.9 @ 124.4 miles per hour using launch control
In the video below Road and Track shows the launch process and their 50 launches using the launch control system. The PDK holds up to the abuse although the clutch life on this car will likely not last the lifetime of the car despite what manufacturer ZF and Porsche state. Abusive launches like this will shorten the life considerably below the 100,000 mile 'lifetime' claim. Good luck getting Porsche to honor a warranty claim on this 'lifetime' gearbox when they read out 50 launches back to back from the ECU.
It is very impressive that the transmission did not overheat and the system allowed continued launches like this especially considering Road and Track was doing these launches in the California desert. The warm air along with heatsoak likely play into the 124.4 mile per hour trap speed recorded which is considerably slower than others have achieved