Watch a Giulia Quadrifoglio Drag Race an M4 And RS5
Another day, another carwow drag race. You must give it to Mat Watson and his team; they’ve since posted some great drag racing videos, for as long as we can remember. Sure, they’ve had some weird matches and supercars galore, but its drag races like this most recent excite us the most. The latest showdown sees three cars battling for domination of the coupe, and these nameplates are no stranger to a good fight. It’s close as these cars are roughly equal in performance and price (at least in the UK).
Italy is represented by the magnificent Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the most powerful of a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 developing 510 horsepower (380 kW) and torque of 443 lb-ft (600 Nm). It also appears to be the most analog of the bunch, offering only a standard eight-speed torque converter gearbox that drives only the rear wheels and no launch controls. It’s the lightest and costs 3,351 pounds, but also the most expensive, priced at £ 66,000 (around $ 87,700).
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Germany is represented by two pillars in this segment; the Audi RS5 and the BMW M4. Let’s start alphabetically with the Audi racing a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 developing 450 horsepower (336 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque, which makes it almost identical to the Alfa in numbers. It turns out to be the heaviest at 3,747 pounds, but it has all-wheel drive and an eight-speed ZF transmission. The price is slightly lower than the Italian at £ 65,000 (around $ 86,380).
The BMW M4 is the cheapest, starting at £ 62,000 (around $ 82,400), but it’s the lightest at 3,637 pounds. Under the hood is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder that produces 431 horsepower (321 kW) and 406 pound-feet (550 Nm) of torque mated to a quick six-speed DCT. Rear-wheel drive only, of course, and launch control too.
This drag race looks pretty tight, but we’re not going to spoil anything here. Watch the video and find out.