Porsche 918 Spyder challenges Red Bull MotoGP bike to drag race
When it comes to impressive motorsport machines, it’s hard to beat the stunning motorcycles used in the MotoGP racing series. These race bikes represent the pinnacle of bike technology designed to take on some of the world’s toughest circuits. Although MotoGP bikes are impressive, the bike featured in the race will have its work cut out as it takes on the Porsche 918 hypercar.
The MotoGP motorcycle featured in this race belongs to the Redbull KTM Factory Racing team. 2017 was the team’s debut season as they rose through the ranks to challenge for podium finishes. In 2020, the Redbull KTM Factory Racing Team took their first victory at the Czech Republic Grand Prix.
The Redbull KTM Factory Racing Team bike is powered by a 1000cc V4 engine that produces 270 horsepower and spins at an astonishing 18,500 rpm. This powerful engine is mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission for smooth gear changes. The frame is made of both steel and carbon fiber with a weight of only 157 kg.
To challenge this winning motorcycle, one of the most impressive Porsches ever built, the Porsche 918 Spyder. This hybrid hypercar debuted in 2010 with production starting in 2013. This innovative hypercar combined the power of a motorsport-grade high-revving naturally aspirated V8 with a pair of electric motors to create a performance-capable hybrid machine. breathtaking.
The 4.7-liter V8 alone develops 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 398 lb-ft (540 Newton meters) of torque. That high-revving V8 is backed by a pair of electric motors rated at 282 horsepower (211 kilowatts) and 546 lb-ft (740 Newton meters) of torque. The combined output of the 4.7-liter V8 and the pair of electric motors is 875 horsepower (652 kilowatts) and 944 lb-ft (1,280 Newton meters) of torque.
Is the complex hybrid drivetrain enough to beat a MotoGP bike in a drag race? Let’s hit the drag strip and find out if two wheels are better than four.