BMW M8 Competition vs tuned Nissan GT-R vs Porsche 911 Turbo S drag race

Super-fast coupes come in all shapes and sizes. To find out which is best, we pitted a BMW M8 Competition, Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 head-to-head in another carwow drag race.

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Mat had a BMW M8 for a while, and he loved it. So it’s no surprise that he’s behind the wheel of the twin-turbo autobahn bruiser for this drag race. Its 4.4-litre V8 produces 625hp and 750Nm and it has an eight-speed automatic gearbox to send this power to all four wheels. However, it weighs 1,950kg, which makes it the chunkiest car here.

At the other end of the mass spectrum is the featherweight Porsche 911 Turbo S. Despite getting four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox, this all-new ‘992’ incarnation of Porsche’s fastest-accelerating 911 weighs just 1,650kg. It chalks up 650hp and 800Nm of torque thanks to its twin-turbo 3.8-litre flat-six engine.

The four-wheel-drive Nissan GT-R also packs a twin-turbo 3.8-litre engine, only this time it’s a V6. And it’s in front of the driver instead of behind. The engine in our car has been tweaked by tuning firm Litchfield, so it pumps out 660hp and 830Nm of torque. And that’s not all – our GT-R is packing a body kit that’d make Vin Diesel blush.

Despite this, it’s still lighter than the BMW M8, weighing a relatively modest 1,750kg. It’s also fitted with semi-slick tyres – great in the dry, but not so brilliant in the wet. And did we mention it’s raining?

Which of these four-wheel-drive super-coupes will come out on top? Watch the video to find out.