• Porsche's breadth of cars is illustrated by a race between an electric car, supercar, and a racing car.
• Zuffenhausen's finest is on show as the Taycan Turbo takes on a 911 GT3 RS, and a GT3 Cup car.
• Porsche Track Experience instructors Luke Youlden, Tony D'Alberto, and Chris Pither battle at the Sandown International Raceway.
Porsche's success on and off the race track is well documented. From the Dakar Rally to World Endurance Championship, Zuffenhausen's finest has numerous accolades in motorsport.
There's even a one-make racing series featuring the 911, called the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and is one of 20 Porsche-specific racing series' that take place around the world featuring the GT3 Cup car.
In recent years, the company has moved the goalposts forward in terms of technology of their road cars. It launched its first hybrid supercar, the 918 Spyder, that was in production between 2013 and 2015.
The 918 was one of three hypercars using a hybrid system that arrived on the scene around six years ago, its rivals include the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1.
The carmaker was also developing a completely electric-powered vehicle to bring to market called the Taycan. I saw it for the first time at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show and Porsche promised supercar-beating acceleration with zero emissions while still being able to seat four adults comfortably.
The Taycan is available locally in four different variations: Turbo S, Taycan Turbo, Taycan 4S, and a new rear-wheel-drive model.
Of course, Porsche is also known ballistic road cars and the GT3 RS is arguably the pinnacle of a normally-aspirated powered Porsche. It is a lightweight, high-revving race car with number plates. It is decked out in sports seats and even has a roll-cage.
Porsche recently brought three different models together to see which one would be the quickest around the Sandown International Raceway. The trio is a GT3 Cup car, Taycan Turbo and a GT3 RS.
The EV produces 500kW and reaches 100km/h from standstill in 3.2 seconds courtesy of launch control with a top speed of 260km/h. The Taycan is the only four-wheel-drive car of the three.
The GT3 Cup is powered by a four-litre flat-six engine and produces 357kW which go to the rear-wheels only. It uses a six-speed sequential dog-type transmission.
The GT3 RS has 382kW and 470Nm, it weighs just 1430kg and can reach 100km/h in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 312km/h.
Porsche says: "We went to Sandown International Raceway with Porsche Track Experience instructors, Luke Youlden, Tony D’Alberto and Chris Pither, to find out."