In an argument for the most beautiful cars in the world, coupes will definitely dominate the discussion. The lines of these two-door cars are just naturally easy on the eyes, but that doesn't mean that they don't have the power to back up their allure.
Case in point: the Ferrari Roma, the Bentley Continental GT Speed, and the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. These three European coupes are as powerful as they are beautiful, but which one among these three will win a drag race matchup? Carwow pits them in its usual drag race video to answer that question.
Gallery: Ferrari Roma
The Bentley Continental GT Speed has the biggest engine in this lineup. With a 6.0-litre W12 mill inside that long bonnet, the British grand tourer can put out 650 bhp (485 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-metres) of torque. These numbers are sent to all four wheels, making the Conti GT Speed the heaviest contender at 2,273 kilograms (5,011 pounds).
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera makes the same amount of torque from its 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, but with more horses at 705 bhp (526 kW). However, it's lighter than the Bentley at 1,845 kg (4,068 lbs), though it's just rear-driven and doesn't have launch control. It's the priciest, though, as this DBS Superleggera is one out of the ten Concorde Editions, priced at £340,000.
Interestingly, the Ferrari Roma is the cheapest of this bunch, selling below £180,000. It's also the least powerful at 612 bhp (456 kW) and 561 lb-ft (760 Nm) of torque, though its main advantage is its lighter body at 1,570 kg (3,461 lbs).
With all these numbers presented, do you think the Ferrari stood a chance against the bigger and more powerful British coupes? Watch the video to find out.
Source: carwow via YouTube