The most intense drag racing amongst top sports cars in the world, takes place not just in the Fast and Furious movies, but can be organized in real life as well.
Autocar has proved that they can get the job done by bringing the best vehicles together and pitting them against each other in a long stretch of road. They picked the BMW M4 coupe, the BMW i8, Porsche Cayman GT4 and the Lexus RC F. Each one of them comes from different parts of Germany and has distinctive appeal. Out of the four cars that raced against each other, three of them used a rear wheel drive system while the i8 being a hybrid car can switch between different drive modes. It can switch between front or rear wheel drive as well as an all-wheel drive mode.
In terms of raw power, the Lexus RC F uses a 5.0 liter V8 engine. Its 467 horsepower with 389 lb feet of torque is controlled using an eight speed automatic transmission system. The car can touch 0 to 6 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds despite its heavy body weighing at 4,057 lbs/ 1,840 kilograms. The Porsche Cayman GT4 is the most visually appealing car of the lot, which is powered by a 3.8 liter flat six engine, made popular by the 911 series. It renders a decent 385 horsepower and uses a six speed manual transmission. The can is much faster as it can sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds as it weighs a 1000 lbs less.
The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid model powered by a three cylinder turbocharged engine. The Twin Power turbo petrol 1.5 liter petrol engine provides 231 horsepower, while the car’s rear wheel is driven by the electric motor. The motor delivers 131 horsepower and offers a meagre 22 mile drive on a full charge. It has a top speed of 75 miles per hour and sprints to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
The other car from BMW, the M4 has a 3.0 liter 6 cylinder turbocharged engine and not the V8 which was used in its earlier models. It has a mammoth power of 425 horsepower with rpm ranging between 5,500 to 7,300. The car is probably the fastest of the lot because it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. Its overall weight is 3,300 lbs/ 1497 kg. Check out the drag racing video below.