Car versus motorcycle drag races have always been popular. That’s because most car enthusiasts feel that cars are better than motorcycles and vice versa. So, throughout the years, there have been several famous matchups between odd cars and motorcycles. This latest comes from Carwow and features the BMW M760i xDrive and the Ducati Panigale V4.
These could not be two more different machines. The BMW M760i is a massive, extraordinarily heavy luxury car that has more cow hide than a dairy farm. Whereas the Ducati Panigale V4 is one of the fastest superbikes in the world. So which one is faster in a straight line?
First, let’s look at how these two stack up on paper. The M760i packs a 6.6 liter twin-turbocharged V12 that makes 600 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. It’s capable of 0-60 mph in 3.8 second and is an absolute monster. On the other hand, the Ducati Panigale V4 uses a 1.1 liter which makes 214 hp.
The big Bimmer tips the scales at 5,250 lbs and the Ducati weighs in at only 386 lbs. So the BMW M760i makes 251 hp per ton and the Ducati makes, ready for it, 1,222. So which car do you think is faster?
Oddly enough, the M760i bests it off the line, thanks to all-wheel drive traction. However, once the Ducati starts putting its power down, it’s over. It simply walks away from the Bimmer as if it was standing still. It’s astonishing just how quick that Ducati is.
According to Carwow, the BMW M760i hit 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and crossed the quarter-mile mark in 11.3 seconds. The Ducati hit 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, even after a dodgy start, so it can probably nail a quicker time than that. And it crossed the quarter-mile in 10.1 seconds. It’s an absolute rocket.
This test is pretty useless, as it provides almost zero useful information. It’s great fun, though, and it’s awesome to see just how flipping quick that Ducati is.