This Drag Race Between Two Pissed-off European Sports Cars Will Settle An Age-Old Feud Once And For All - gallery

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  • This Drag Race Between Two Pissed-off European Sports Cars Will Settle An Age-Old Feud Once And For All - gallery
  • This Drag Race Between Two Pissed-off European Sports Cars Will Settle An Age-Old Feud Once And For All - gallery
  • This Drag Race Between Two Pissed-off European Sports Cars Will Settle An Age-Old Feud Once And For All - gallery
    The Jaguar F Type R has an obvious power advantage, but the BMW has a trick up its sleeve
    The M4 Competition's superb chassis, torquey engine, and brilliant transmission allow it to punch above its weight
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    The Jaguar F Type R is a love letter to old-school sports cars
    When it came out, the F Type's goal was to be the E Type's spiritual successor. The overall aesthetics, including the clamshell hood, are an obvious hint
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    But it's what's under the hood that matters today
    Being the R version, the Jaguar F Type is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 with 575 hp and 516 lb/ft. Power is routed through a ZF, 8-speed automatic
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    The BMW M4 Competition is a much newer platform than the F Type
    The G29 generation was introduced in 2020 and showcases the very latest from BMW's M-division. For 2019 the F Type was refreshed, but underneath, it's the same platform from 2013
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    The BMW M4 Competition may have more power than advertized
    While not yet confirmed, there's an obvious pattern to how BMW rates its engines. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six here is rated at 503 hp and 479 lb/ft
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    More driven wheels mean better traction, but also more weight
    After 2018, all V-8-powered Jaguar F Types come with an all-wheel-drive setup. This allows the F Type R to, allegedly, sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds
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    A BMW M4 Competition xDrive would have made for a more fair race
    That said, the M4 Competition G29 launches surprisingly well for a rear-wheel-drive car. According to BMW, as equipped the M4 Competition could sprint to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds
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    Jaguar has more power, but BMW's transmission is better calibrated
    The Jaguar's transmission short-shifts into 2nd, allowing BMW to take the first race. While the transmissions are almost identical, it goes to show the importance of fine-tuning
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    The Jaguar F Type R makes a comeback
    BMW consistently experiences delays at the start while the Jaguar jumps off like a cat. 1,320 feet later, it wins the race, evening the score. It also sounds like a dinosaur with asthma
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    The 3rd and final race revealed the Jaguar F Type R as the winner
    The more powerful Jaguar consistently launched better. To everyone's surprise, the BMW, with its snappier gear-changes, was catching up, but 1/4-mile just wasn't enough
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    The result from the rolling race evened the score
    From a 30 mph roll, the BMW M4 Competition managed to beat the Jaguar. It looked like the Jaguar was about to start closing in, but it would have needed a lot more room to stretch its legs
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    Swipe up to see more of both cars and how they perform
    The BMW M4 Competition is a technological marvel and proved capable enough to keep up with the much more powerful Jag. The British brute, however, is a charming dinosaur and we love it for that
  • This Drag Race Between Two Pissed-off European Sports Cars Will Settle An Age-Old Feud Once And For All - gallery
  • This Drag Race Between Two Pissed-off European Sports Cars Will Settle An Age-Old Feud Once And For All - gallery
  • This Drag Race Between Two Pissed-off European Sports Cars Will Settle An Age-Old Feud Once And For All - gallery
  • This Drag Race Between Two Pissed-off European Sports Cars Will Settle An Age-Old Feud Once And For All - gallery
  • This Drag Race Between Two Pissed-off European Sports Cars Will Settle An Age-Old Feud Once And For All - gallery
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