Supercars are natural rivals, whether on the road or on the track – thus, supercar drag races typically feature high-powered four-wheeled vehicles from Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, and Lamborghini.
However, not all quick and fast vehicles have four wheels; many of them only have two.
For this drag race series, Mat Watson of CarWow’s YouTube channel went behind the wheel of a powerful Lamborghini Huracán LP640/4 Performante.
His mission is to see whether he would win or lose against a legitimate racing bike from KTM Red Bull in a series of drag and rolling races.
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These two protagonists were aiming to outrun each other in a clear strip where they could even race for half a mile.
On one side of the strip is a bright yellow Huracán Performanté Spyder that comes loaded with a 5.2-liter V10 engine.
This engine is very powerful as it could deliver 1,100 hp of max output, thanks to a pair of turbochargers – this is hypercar output for a supercar that weighs just 3,322 lbs.
It certainly performs better than the standard Performanté Spyder, which could sprint from nil to 62 mph in just 3.1 seconds and achieve a top speed of 201 mph.
On the other side is the Red Bull KTM RC16, a racing bike that actually campaigned in the 2021 season of MotoGP.
Dani Pedrosa, a three-time world champion with dozens of wins, is riding this racing bike featuring a 1,000-cc four-stroke V4 that delivers 265 hp of max output and 86 lb-ft of torque – the KTM RC16 and Dani combined weigh just over 440 lbs.
The Red Bull KTM RC16 Is A Mean Racing Bike
In paper, the Red Bull KTM RC16 has the power-to-weight advantage despite its less powerful motor.
On the other hand, the Huracán Performanté Spyder may have the initial sprint advantage as it puts power to all wheels.
Nevertheless, things may go differently in an actual race.
The contests started with a best-of-three drag race.
In the first run, the Lambo took the initial lead, but the KTM caught up and never looked back.
The second run saw the racing bike having a bad launch, resulting in Mat’s win.
Next, the third run just repeated the first result.
In the rolling races, the Lambo lost the first two runs, where the KTM launched from third and fifth gears, but when the KTM sprinted from sixth gear, it somehow lost speed, and Mat finally grabbed one win from Dani.
Source: CarWow via YouTube