Drag racing: BMW M2 CS vs Jaguar F-TypeOctober 31, 2020
A video has appeared on a foreign YouTube channel showing the race between the Bavarian BMW M2 CS and the Jaguar F-Type sports coupe. Both cars have the same power output, but the Jaguar has four-wheel drive.
The battle between the two sports coupes should be spectacular. This particular race features a First Edition Jaguar F-Type powered by a 450-horsepower version of Jaguar’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine. The Bimmer is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged I6 engine producing 450 hp. Both vehicles are reported to hit 100 km / h in the middle of the four-second range.
The video appeared on the Lovecars YouTube channel, but as road transport legend Tiff Niedell notes in the video, the race does not necessarily win the most powerful car.
This is especially true for these two machines. BMW enters the battle with a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, while the British coupe has an eight-speed automatic and four-wheel drive. The advantage seems to be on the side of the F-Type, but still, this car is somewhat heavier than its competitor.
As with most drag racing, it ultimately comes down to who gets the better start. We’ve seen time and time again how cars with less power can beat more powerful rivals, they just need to start the race better. And although on the one hand, it is difficult to win this race with a sports coupe from Jaguar, piloting a BMW M2 with rear-wheel drive and manual transmission, there is still a chance of winning. The result of the race proves once again that manual cars are of great importance to racing enthusiasts.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote about the race between a modern Audi RS3 and a Mitsubishi Evo 8 from 2008. On the foreign YouTube channel Hoonigan, a video has appeared showing the race between the powerful Japanese Mitsubishi Evo 8 sedan (the model was produced from 2003 to 2005) and the more modern Audi RS3.
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