The BMW M2 Coupe and the Porsche 918 Boxster S are two extraordinary sports cars that can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in blink of an eye, especially because of their small chassis and improved aerodynamics.
Recently, both models were engaged into a drag race, highlighted in the video below. The video was put together by CarMagazine in what they call the annual “Performance Shootout”, illustrating thus the raw power of the two models.Before jumping into the wrong conclusions and placing your bets on one of the model, just take a closer look at what each car has to offer in terms of performance.
To start with the BMW M2 Coupe, the carmaker`s “baby-M” and the preferred one for dozens of tuning companies worldwide, comes with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six engine underneath its skin, capable of squeezing out 365 horsepower and 465 Nm of torque, and being sent to the rear via a seven-speed DCT.
It can deliver a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in a blasting 4.4 seconds, at a top speed of 250 km/h. Otherwise, the model comes fitted with the M Performance Parts at the exterior, which also increase its agility and driving dynamics.
On the other hand, the Boxster 718 Boxster S in its latest generation uses the brand-new 2.5-liter flat-four turbocharged pot, churning out 345 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque, with a 4.5 seconds achieved from 0 to 100 km/h, via a conventional automatic transmission.
However, if fitted with the optional Sport Chrono package and the high-performance PDK transmission, the sports car is able to deliver the same sprint in a blasting 4.2 seconds. The car`s main advantage is that it is around 150 kg much more lightweight than the M2 Coupe, a real deal that can make the difference in a drag race with the right driver behind the steering.
Who do you thing might win this battle here?