Here we have a battle of winners: the BMW M 1000 RR superbike and the Ferrari SF90 Stradale hypercar.
We’ve already seen the BMW M 1000 RR completely obliterate a BMW M5 CS in a Bimmer vs Beamer match, completing the quarter mile in just 10.3 seconds. On the other hand, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale took on a drag racing champion in the form of a Porsche 911 Turbo S, and came home victorious.
These two-speed machines are undeniably fast, but which of them is faster in a drag race? Sure, Carwow pitted the two on a track for the publication’s usual weekend drag race to settle the score.
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Note that the BMW M 1000 RR is a superbike approved for racing. It develops up to 212 horsepower (158 kilowatts) and 83 pound-feet (113 Newton-meters) of torque from its 999cc inline-four engine. Without the rider, the bike weighs just 423 pounds (192 kilograms). And since it’s not the 2023 M 1000 RR model, it doesn’t come with longer, lighter Pankl titanium connecting rods.
On the other hand, the SF90 Stradale is much more powerful with a total output which amounts to 986 hp (735 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque.
Although it weighs relatively light at 3,461 lbs (1,570 kg) for a huge vehicle, the SF90 is astronomically heavier than the bike. Is this a disadvantage? Well, apparently not.
The video above showed the SF90 completing the quarter mile in just 9.6 seconds, while the M 1000 RR finished the sprint in 10 seconds at best. In three rounds of sprints, the gaps between the two weren’t even tight. But that doesn’t mean the M 1000 RR came home empty-handed.
Apparently the M 1000 RR still has one major advantage over the SF90. The video above should show you.