Monitor battles and lap occasions are cool and are what actually inform you about which vehicles are quick and which aren’t. Nonetheless, typically there’s simply nothing like a superb ole common drag race. In order that’s what Prime Gear did with the BMW M3 Competition Package, Mercedes-AMG C63 S and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
On paper, the Giulia ought to destroy the opposite two. With a 503 hp twin-turbo V6, an eight-speed automated and a low curb-weight, ought to be the winner. The Mercedes-AMG additionally has 503 hp, from its mighty twin-turbo V8, and a nine-speed auto however it’s significantly heavier than the Alfa. Whereas the BMW M3 Comp Pack is the lightest automotive right here, and has the fastest-shifting gearbox, it solely makes 444 hp, so it’s a bit outgunned. So on paper, the Alfa is king. Till you understand that the AMG has by far probably the most torque and extra torque per kilo than the opposite two.
The BMW M3 does have the benefit with traction, although, because it’s the one automotive within the check with launch management. Nonetheless, its launch management usually simply results in smokey burnouts, fairly than clear launches. So the M3 finally ends up spinning its wheels an excessive amount of off the road and will get a sluggish launch. The Alfa will get a reasonably good launch, despite the fact that it spins its wheels a bit, too. However none of them hearth off the road just like the AMG.
As soon as on the transfer, the AMG picks up tempo like a locomotive and takes a lead it doesn’t relinquish. The Alfa begins to catch up however it may well’t in time for the Affalterbach Bruiser to cross the quarter-mile first. The poor M3 is left fairly far behind and in final place. Whereas TG feels the Giulia is the higher driver’s automotive, I assume there’s nonetheless no substitute for displacement in a drag race.