When it comes to owning Bentley or Rolls-Royce, you can expect these ultra-luxury cars to be used for a variety of purposes, but drag racing isn’t one of them. But still, the carwow team took the Bentley Continental GT W12 and the Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge to the drag strip to see which was the fastest.
The new Bentley Continental GT is an impressive luxury coupe made for wealthy shoppers who choose craftsmanship over everything else. Powered by the VW Autogroup’s 6.0-liter W12 engine, the Bentley Continental GT delivers 626 hp (467 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. Power is routed through an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, producing ultra-fast shifts and improving the performance of this huge coupe. The dual clutch, combined with an all-wheel drive setup, powers off and provides the owner with an all-weather Bentley.
The next candidate is the Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge. This blacked-out luxury coupe is powered by a 6.6-liter BMW V12 engine that produces 624 horsepower (465 kW) and 605 lb-ft (820 nm) of torque. This power is sent via an 8-speed automatic transmission and reaches the pavement via the rear wheels. Wraith is based on a ghost sedan that shares a platform with the BMW 7 Series.
There is no comparison in this performance battle. Bentley is clearly the winner here, thanks to the powerful combination of all-wheel drive grips and quick-shift dual-clutch transmissions. Is this race important for customers looking for a Bentley or Rolls Roy Coupe? Probably not, but it’s fun to see the big difference between these competitors.