1288 to the wheels is obviously a ton of power and it shows in the 162.53 trap speed. That is enough speed to go well into the 8's but as this is a manual 996 Turbo that has been converted to rear wheel drive (just try preserving the all wheel drive 996 drivetrain with that much torque) it clearly is not easy to launch. That is why it appears babied out of the hole in order to hook up and go.
The 911 Turbo belongs to tim941nyc and it deserves quite a bit of recognition to say the elast. Compare this result to the world's fastest 996 GT2 by USP Motorsports which runs 9.45 @ 153 in the 1/4. This 996 is simply on a whole different level.