We’ve become accustomed to seeing some interesting drag races arranged by UK site Car Wow. This week they’ve lined up a five coupe drag race, … sort of. Four of the protagonists are sporting coupes, and hail from Germany. The joker in the pack is an electrically powered SUV from the US. Yep, you guessed it, a Tesla.
The four sports coupes in the race each take a different route to achieve their power and/or comes in a different package. First up is the Audi R8, which is a strict two-seater. It is powered by a mid-mounted V10 naturally aspirated engine that drives all four wheels. Read more about Audi’s halo model here.
Next up is the four-dour “coupe” Mercedes-AMG GT63S. To date, it is the most powerful road car produced by Mercedes (It will soon lose this title to the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series as you can read in our exclusive story). Its twin-turbocharged V8 cranks out 470 kW and 900 N.m of torque. We drove the big Merc at its international ride and drive event. Read our review and watch our video here.
BMW’s M8 Competition is a two-door coupe with seating for four. A twin-turbo V8 lurks under the bonnet. BMW recently introduced all-wheel-drive to its more powerful models, such as the M8. It develops 460 kW and 750 N.m of torque. Learn more about the M8 Competition here.
The least powerful car in the line-up is the evergreen Porsche 911. Now in 992 guise, the Carrera 4S is powered by a flat-six engine that features turbocharging as well. As the 4S name denotes, power is fed to all four wheels as well.
Using no turbochargers, or fuel for that matter is the Tesla Model P100D. The only battery powered car here, an SUV at that, has a massive 1 140 N.m of torque to overcome its portly mass of nearly 2,5 tons.
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