Welcome to what may be essentially the most British drag race you’ve ever seen. The guys from CarWow (positioned within the UK) are pitting the Rolls-Royce Wraith in opposition to its rival from Crewe, the Bentley Continental GT. It doesn’t get any extra British than this, and it virtually appears like a race between brothers. That could possibly be as a result of Rolls-Royce and Bentley was made in the identical manufacturing facility sooner or later.
Today that’s not the case and now, the 2 manufacturers are rivals, Bentley being the closest factor to Rolls-Royce within the higher echelons of luxurious. As for this drag race, it pits the quickest Coupe fashions the businesses have to supply for his or her prospects as we speak. On the one facet now we have the Continental GT which comes geared up with a 6-liter W12 engine with 635 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque, hooked as much as an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. It’s additionally all-wheel drive and has launch management, a bit uncommon for an ultra-luxurious GT automobile.
On the opposite facet of the strip now we have the Rolls-Royce Wraith. In this case, it’s a Black Badge mannequin, which suggests it has been spruced as much as ship extra thrills and efficiency. The 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 below the hood delivers 632 horsepower on this iteration and 850 Nm of torque. Unlike the Bentley, the Wraith has an 8-speed computerized gearbox sending energy to the rear wheels alone and doesn’t have Launch Control. Unsurprisingly, it’s additionally heavier, tipping the dimensions 120 kilos over the Continental’s tipping level, at 2,360 kilos.
So, who will win? I assume it’s fairly apparent from the get go, proper? Well, to be honest, even in Black Badge garments, the Rolls-Royce Wraith wasn’t precisely designed for use on the drag strip. The Bentley isn’t both but it surely’s fairly apparent the engineers in Crewe have been rather more involved about straight line efficiency. Let’s see how issues unfold although.