Porsche 911 GT3 vs Bentley Continental GT Is A Surprisingly Close Race


None of the two cars you see here was built to cover the quarter-mile as quickly as possible, with the Porsche 911 GT3 being one of the most coveted track-focused sports cars on the planet and the Bentley Continental GT a superb luxury GT that can cover distances quickly with extreme comfort.

But you have to admit that it’s really interesting to see how these two compare, despite being so completely different vehicles. Thus, Carwow lined them up for a quarter-mile drag race.

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The 911 GT3 is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six that produces 493 HP and 339 lb-ft (460 Nm) of torque and can rev up to 9,000 rpm. This example is fitted with the seven-speed PDK transmission, which certainly helps in this scenario with its lightning-fast gear changes.

The Bentley Continental GT, on the other hand, is a much heavier car, weighing 2,244 kg over the GT3’s 1,460 kg, but it’s got all-wheel-drive and a very powerful twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 under the bonnet. Power is rated at 626 HP and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque, with the W12 paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

It was really difficult to pick a favorite for the win, as the Bentley has the advantages of all-wheel-drive traction as well as superior power, while the Porsche is lighter and motivated by a great engine.

Despite their totally different philosophies, the drag race proved to be a very close one. Who do you think won that one?

Updated: November 9, 2020 — 2:47 am

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