Comparing one car with another to find out which one is the best doesn’t seem to be enough without comparing their speeds in real terms as well. At least that was what folks over at CarWow in the UK thought when comparing their three roadsters. Instead of just referring to on-paper comparisons, they put the cars up against each other in a drag race.
These cars are the BMW Z4 M40i, Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and Audi TTS Roadster. The three fight in a straight line to prove which one has the best performance. On paper, the Z4 M40i obviously has the power advantage with its 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine that pumps out 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque good for pushing the car to 60 mph in an estimated 4.4 seconds. It uses an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox to transfer the output to the rear wheels.
The 718 Boxster GTS, meanwhile, is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-four engine producing 365 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque that is also sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Theoretically, the car reaches 60 mph faster than the M40i in just 3.9 seconds from a standstill.
Lastly, the Audi TTS Roadster is fitted with the higher variant of the 2.0-liter TFSI unit that generates 306 horsepower and 280 lb-ft torque. What gives this car an advantage over the others is undoubtedly its Quattro all-wheel-drive system that spreads the engine output to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Now if you want to see the real winner of this race, just watch the video and enjoy.