Drag race: new Audi RS7 and Bentley Flying Spur vs Panamera Turbo SMarch 15, 2020
The bloggers of the YouTube channel carwow compared the acceleration and braking dynamics of two new products – the Audi RS7 Sportback and the Bentley Flying Spur with the top version of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. All three cars are united by common engineering, four-wheel drive, rich equipment with many options and a weight of over two tons.
The new Audi RS7 Sportback is the lightest, most powerful and affordable among competitors. Under the hood, a 4.0-liter, 600-strong (800 Nm) “biturbo-eight”, power is transmitted to the wheels through an 8-speed “automatic”, a moderate hybrid system helps to accelerate the engine. Weight – 2140 kilograms, price in the UK – 97 thousand pounds.
A new generation of Bentley Flying Spur retained the W12 6.0 with dual-flow turbochargers under the hood. The engine produces 635 forces and 900 Nm of torque, the gearbox is 8-speed, selective. A luxury English sedan weighs 2,437 kilograms and costs over 168 thousand pounds.
The super-hybrid Porsche Panamera Tubro S E-Hybrid is equipped with a power plant consisting of a 550-horsepower twin-supercharged V8 with a volume of 4.0 liters, as well as a 130-horsepower electric motor. The total return reaches 680 forces and 850 Nm of torque, the transmission is an 8-speed “robot”, the mass is 2310 kilograms, and the price is 134 thousand pounds.
Similar in design, but different in ideology, models showed that they fit within 0.2 seconds in a drag of 402 meters, and the final result was determined by the photo finish. According to tradition, a series of races included acceleration from a speed of 79 kilometers per hour in different modes and braking to a complete stop at a speed of 113 kilometers per hour.
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