Drag Race: F1 Car vs BMW M1000 RR vs 911 Turbo S
We’re big fans of (legal) drag racing videos here, if you couldn’t tell. Whether it’s two overpowered electric cars racing each other or a McLaren supercar racing a 600 horsepower 1980s wagon, a good drag race between two vehicles is just fun to watch.
Well, if two vehicles drag racing is fun to watch, then more cars should equal more fun, correct? We are sure any mathematician will back that up for us. Besides, we’re not the only ones who subscribe to that formula. The carwow YouTube channel agrees, which is why their latest video features three vehicles, drag racing. If you thought it couldn’t get any better than that, wait until you see what’s racing.
Porsche 911 Turbo S
The first competitor is what many consider to be the quintessential sports car. The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S might not sound like the first choice for a drag race, but one look at the specs proves that it should be more than capable in a straight line. Its 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine makes 650 horsepower and 590 ft-lbs of torque.
All that power goes through an 8-speed transmission that drives all four wheels. The total package weighs a little over 3,600 lbs which might sound hefty at first, but the power should more than make up for it. That is unless the Porsche is lined up against something much lighter.
BMW M1000 RR sportbike
Can you believe there are still people out there who don’t know that BMW also makes motorcycles? As preposterous as that sounds, BMW’s reputation for cars tends to overshadow their two-wheel vehicles. Yet, the German brand produces some of the best cycles on the market, including the M1000 RR, which should do quite well in this drag race.
At one cubic centimeter shy of a liter, the BMW M1000 RR’s four-cylinder engine makes 212 horsepower at 13,000 rpm. On its own, that may not sound like a lot of power; but considering that this motorcycle only weighs 423 pounds (without a rider), over 200 horsepower is more than enough to make it a threat in this drag race.
2011 Red Bull RB7 F1 car
The third car in this drag race is indeed a freakin’ Formula One car. Somehow carwow convinced Red Bull Racing to bring out the 2011 RB7 championship-winning car to the race. The RB7 has a screaming 2.4-liter V8 engine that produces 750 horsepower at peak RPMs.
The RB7 weighs just 1,433 lbs without a driver. Considering that David Coulthard will be driving the F1 car in this drag race, we doubt that his extra weight will be much of a detriment.
Who wins the drag race?
The Porsche 911 Turbo S is coming into this drag race at a significant disadvantage. The 911 has more horsepower than the BMW M1000 RR but a little less than the F1 car. The Porsche is also the heaviest car in the race by far. However, it does have all-wheel drive, so that might be enough to keep it in the fight.
The real question is how the motorcycle will do against the F1 car as both vehicles have extreme power to weight ratios.
As usual, we won’t spoil the results here. Watching it unfold is infinitely more entertaining. Leave it to carwow to keep bringing the goods in their drag racing videos.