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Bentley Continental GT Shows Rolls-Royce Dawn Who's Boss on a Quarter-Mile Drag Race

The first thing that pops into your mind when someone tells you they are comparing a Bentley Continental GT convertible and a Rolls-Royce Dawn is luxury offerings. After all, they are the two most iconic luxury vehicles in the world. But underneath the staggering 2,000-plus kilograms of opulence and glamor, Britain’s best in luxury car offerings has some serious athletic muscle. Mat Watson of Carwow did what he does best – put them head-to-head on a quarter-mile drag race.
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It’s not every day you get the chance to watch a race between two luxury cars worth more than a lot of people on this planet make in years.

The Bentley Continental GT Speed convertible comes with a twin-turbo 6-liter W12 engine mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, making 650 hp (659 ps) and 664-lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. It weighs in at 2,436 kg (5,370 pounds) and has a starting price of £234,000 ($286,076).

According to the manufacturer, this luxury car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5-seconds (0 to 100 kph in 3.6-seconds) and has a maximum speed of 208 mph (335 kph).

The Rolls-Royce Dawn, on the other hand, packs a twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine paired to an 8-speed automatic, making 563 hp (570 ps) and 605 lb-ft (820 Nm) of torque and running on a rear-wheel-drive setup. The Dawn convertible weighs 2,560 kg (5,644 pounds) and has a starting price of £300,000 ($366,764).

So how does the Bentley Continental GT Speed convertible compare to a Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible on a quarter-mile drag race?

On the first round, Watson’s Bentley Continental GT smashed the Dawn off the line, pulling away to the finish line. They did a rematch, and the Dawn got obliterated again. The Bentley Continental GT Speed completed the quarter-mile race in 12.1-seconds, while the Rolls-Royce Dawn did the same in 12.8-seconds.

To further rub it down the Rolls-Royce Dawn, Watson put three more passengers in the Bentley Continental GT, lifting paper bags over their heads (for drag). The Dawn still got humiliated, and you can watch all that in the clip attached below.

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