Even the most expensive cars can occasionally be caught in impromptu or more or less relatively professional races in a straight line, but we are usually not talking about luxury brand technology. But there are no authorities for the authors of the Carwow channel, so in the next quarter-mile battle, bloggers brought together two luxury convertibles from the UK – Bentley Continental GT Speed and Rolls-Royce Dawn. And this duel in drag racing has become one of the most unusual in the history of the Carwow channel.
The bloggers’ test program includes races from the spot to the classic 402 meters for drag racing, parallel starts from 48 and 80 kilometers per hour, and a final check for cars in the form of an assessment of the effectiveness of braking mechanisms at a speed of 161 kilometers per hour. The inspection of Bentley and Rolls-Royce was no exception.
Bentley is equipped with a 6.0-liter W12 gasoline engine with dual turbocharging, which develops a power of 660 horsepower and a torque of 900 Nm. The Continental GT Speed convertible is equipped with an all-wheel-drive and weighs 2,436 kilograms.
The rival from Rolls-Royce with a mass of 2560 kilograms has only rear-wheel drive and at the same time in the arsenal of the Dawn model, though a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12, but with a power and thrust of only 570 horsepower and 830 Nm.
Despite the fact that the Rolls-Royce model is heavier and weaker than the opponent, which already seems to predetermine the outcome of the duel with Bentley, the comparison of Dawn and Continental GT Speed turned out to be interesting.