Nick Murray rose to stardom when he complained about a certain Porsche he bought, claiming it was faulty from the get go and that the company knew about it. And shortly after that, the man gained a large following on Youtube along with buying a new BMW M4. Now he’s doing drag races with his Bimmer.
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In his latest video, Murray decided to go up against one of his friend’s cars, conveniently a Lexus RC F. Since the two models are direct rivals, the comparison makes sense but even so, we can’t recommend drag racing on public roads, as you’re about to see in the video attached below. Leaving legal issues aside, let’s take a look at how the two cars compare.
When Lexus unveiled the new RC F some people were ecstatic while others disappointed. Those of the former category loved it because it went against the mainstream, using a naturally aspirated engine instead of forced induction to get ahead. Under its hood you’ll find a 5-liter V8 good for 467 HP and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque. It’s also connected to a reworked 8-speed automatic gearbox from ZF for proper gear shifts. The problem with this setup though is that it’s considerably heavy. The car is the heaviest of the segment at the moment, tipping the scale at a generous 1,840 kg (4,057 lbs).
That being said, the BMW is the athlete here, while the Lexus is the bruiser. The BMW tips the scale at just over 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs) and uses a 3-liter twin-turbo straight six engine good for 431 HP and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to its lighter construction and faster 7-speed DCT gearbox, the Bavarian is faster on the track and in a straight line, by 0.3 seconds compared to Lexus’ 4.4-sprint. That’s also true when doing a rolling start drag race, as you’re about to see.