For the uninitiated, a sports car is automatically faster and faster than a motorcycle. But we all know that’s not true, especially when the two-wheeled buddy you’re talking about is a superbike – a Ducati Panigale V4R.
But the cars here are not normal cars either. Meet the BMW M5 Competition and the Nissan GT-R – both fierce and revered in their classes in stock form, especially when tuned, which is the case here.
Youtube Carwow pit all three in a drag race. Before we watch the video at the top of this page, let’s drop the numbers here so we know how these three stack up.
The BMW M5 Competition here is tuned by Evolve, which powered the sports sedan to blistering 800 horsepower (597 kilowatts) and 700 pound-feet (950 Newton-meters) of torque. If these numbers surprise you, wait until you hear the GT-Rs.
Designed to produce up to 1,600 hp (1,193 kW) and 1,106 lb-ft (1,500 Nm) of torsion, the tuned Nissan GT-R is virtually a rocket on wheels. There is just one problem, however, the one that appeared in the drag race has a gearbox problem.
The odd one out of the group, the Ducati Panigale V4R, doesn’t do much with 221 hp (165 kW) and 83 lb-ft (112 Nm), but remember that this superbike is much lighter than the aforementioned cars, weighing in 425. pounds (193 kilograms), excluding the weight of the rider. In comparison, the M5 weighs 4,299 lbs (1,950 kg), while the GT-R here weighs 3,968 lbs (1,800 kg).
With those numbers, who do you think won this straight line race? And, given that the GT-R ran into drivetrain issues, does that warrant a rematch? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.