The world’s attention is on electric cars at the Munich IAA Mobility Auto Show. But other people like their huge engines. It doesn’t get much bigger than the engine that powers a Rolls-Royce Wraith and a Bentley Bentayga. These two luxurious models are in an epic drag race, even if they don’t really have to compete with each other.
They are not both equally expensive and do not fit into the same segment. As fun as it may sound, the Wraith 2-Door Coupe is actually a coupe. This machine is huge and can easily accommodate four people. It still has only two doors and features a sloping roofline. The 6.6-liter twin-turbo engine under the hood makes it available with rear-wheel drive only. You can count on it for over 600 horsepower and an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
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On the other side of the drag track a full SUV awaits. The Bentley Bentayga is not one of those cars that you can easily wipe out. It is in front of you, has a huge amount of power and an all-wheel drive system. However, this is not the top of the range model. Instead it is the V8 version, the one we also tried some time ago. It has a VAG-made 4-liter twin-turbo VAG under the hood, good for around 550 hp.
The Bentayga, unlike the Wraith, has four-wheel drive. The 8-speed ZF gearbox is used in both cars. However, the Bentayga will likely put more power and eventually win. It is fascinating to see how things fall. Evidently, the owner of the Wraith doesn’t know how to drive it. As you will see, when Yanni enters, things take a different turn.
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