The Jaguar I-Pace and the Bentley Continental GT are two very different vehicles. While both are a product of British automotive engineering (and some German smarts), they are powered by totally different powertrains. The crew at carwow decided to pit them against each other in a drag race, giving us a new taste of old meets new.
The Bentley Continental GT is an exquisitely crafted, 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 powered behemoth of luxury. Thanks to an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, it does 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds and delivers a phenomenal top speed of 207mph. The Jaguar I-Pace, on the other hand, features something completely different.
The I-Pace is the British car company’s first pure Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). Promising both a thrilling experience to look at and drive, it is dubbed by the carmaker as 'the ultimate all-electric performance SUV'. The Jaguar I-Pace is powered by two electric motors. These deliver a combined output of 394bhp and 513lb-ft of torque, promising instant torque and impressive acceleration. In turn, the I-Pace can sprint from 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds. Its 90-kWh battery promises a range of up to 292 miles.
The video above gives us a battle of two very different, albeit rather similar vehicles. Both cater to a customer base that wants great looks, impressive performance and an abundance of luxury. These two are definitely one or two price brackets away from each other, but comparing them makes sense.
So, who wins? The new-age electric-powered luxury SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) or the old-school, refined and sophisticated monster with plenty to show?
You can find an answer to that question in the video above.