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Porsche 911 GT3 vs Bentley Continental GT W12 drag race

November 04, 2020 by

Loads of car makers build GT cars, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they all follow the same pattern – as the Porsche 911 GT3 and Bentley Continental GT prove. But, which is best in a drag race? Well, Mat’s about to find out…

Tap the video to watch the race.

In the red corner sits a stripped-out track-day hero – the Porsche 911 GT3 (it’s the 991.2 generation, for all you Porsche nerds out there). This lightweight two-seater comes with a 4.0-litre flat-six engine that pumps out 500hp and 460Nm of torque. That’s all the more impressive when you realise it does this without the help of any sound-sapping turbos.

Directing this power to the rear wheels is a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Which, combined with the GT3’s featherweight 1,460kg, should mean it has the edge off the line.

You see, there’s nothing lightweight about the Bentley Continental GT it’s lined up against. For starters, it weighs in a 2,244kg, and packs a 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine under its long burgundy bonnet. This cranks out 635hp and a whopping 900Nm of torque – that’s very nearly double the torque of the Porsche’s engine.

The Bentley also has four-wheel drive, and its dual-clutch gearbox chalks up eight gears to the Porsche’s seven.

But, which will prove the best recipe over the standing quarter-mile? Watch the video to find out.

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