Can the Italian take on some of Germany's finest?
Another day, another carwow drag race. You got to hand it to Matt Watson and his team; they've been pushing out some great drag race videos since, well, as long as we can remember. Sure, they've done some odd matchups and supercars galore, but its drag races like this most recent one that excites us the most.
The latest matchup sees three cars battle it out for coupe domination, and these nameplates are no stranger to a good fight. It's a close one as these cars are pretty evenly matched in performance and pricing (UK pricing, at least).
Representing Italy is the gorgeous Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, packing the most punch from a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 at 510 bhp and 443 lb-ft of torque. It also seems to be the most analog of the bunch, offering up just a standard eight-speed torque converter gearbox that drives the rear wheels only and no launch control. It's the lightest and comes in at 1,520 kilos, but also the most expensive, priced at £66,000.
Germany is represented by two mainstays in this segment; the Audi RS5 and the BMW M4. Let's start alphabetically with the Audi packing a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 rated at 450 bhp and 443 lb-ft of torque, making it almost identical to the Alfa in numbers. It happens to be the heaviest at 1,700 kg, but it does have all-wheel-drive and an eight-speed ZF transmission. Pricing sits slightly below the Italian at £65,000.
Long live the Giulia!
The BMW M4 comes in the cheapest, starting at £62,000, but it's the lightest at 1,649 kg. Under the hood is a 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder making 431 bhp and 406 lb-ft of torque mated to a quick six-speed DCT. Rear-wheel drive only, of course, and launch control, too.
This drag race seems like a pretty close one, but we're not going to spoil anything here. Just watch the video and find out.