The Eurocopter Tiger is one of the world’s very few helicopters specifically designed for combat. Developed in France by Airbus Helicopters and deployed in several countries, these helicopters pack as much as 2,340 horsepower between a pair of MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce turbo-shaft engines. The Eurocopter Tiger tops out at 280 km/h; prodigal figures for a helicopter.
But is all of that a match to the Porsche 911 Turbo S? The S suffix will add you 40 more horsepower over a standard Turbo, turning the knob to a searing 560 bhp. The Turbo S can officially sprint from 0 to 100 kph in 3.1 seconds, while some independent testing has even seen figures in the low twos. Top speed is a claimed 318 km/h.
Somebody organized a drag race between an Eurocopter Tiger and a Porsche 911 Turbo S. The Eurocopter Tiger is also known to be the most agile helicopters that took to skies, so we’re not surprised at the way it accelerates like a rocket-ship. Apart from the Tiger, the 911 Turbo S also races against the Eurocopter NH90 (screenshot above), another Airbus product, but being a military transport chopper, packs as much as 5,000 horsepower!
Can the Porsche keep up with these hovering heavyweights run by the French Light Aviation Army ? Watch the video to find out, and excuse our French.