Video: Ducati Panigale vs. Porsche GT2 RS

We head to 2-miles of ex-RAF airfield to see who's got the legs

Posted: 8 November 2012
by Ben Cope


In part two of our supercar versus superbike series, we took Ducati's Panigale and Porsche's GT2 RS to Bruntingthorpe to see who had the legs over a 2-mile sprint.

In Part 1 (Ducati Panigale vs. Porsche GT2 RS at the 1/4 mile) the Ducati ripped down the quarter mile in 10.4 seconds, while the Porsche managed 11.7. The bike's lack of weight meant it was easier to fire off the line and get up to speed but as the two crossed the line, the Panigale was approaching its wall, while the GT2RS had only just got going.

So to Bruntingthorpe, an ex-WWII runway as wide as a 12-lane motorway. It's used by manufacturers to test their latest bikes and cars, it's bumpy but so wide that you hardly get a sense of speed - a complete opposite of Santa Pod, where the rubber-coated surface, rear wheel spinning at 130mph and solid-looking barriers took some getting used to...

At Bruntingthorpe, if you've got a fast bike, you can be flat-out from a standstill at the 1-mile mark. All you've got to do is worry about shaking off that fast black Porsche bearing down on you...

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Yeah! lets keep thinking up ideas for races until the car eventually wins something!. And to be honest i can't see how they can say the car won the final race. It got mullered!

Also the guy in the car spent more time laughing with disbelief at how fast the panigale was than he did enjoying the car!

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 15:34

i like to see the difference in money between the two and four wheels

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 15:39

I think a race that could favour the car is one including corners. Nice vid.

Forza Panigale!


Posted: 08/11/2012 at 19:36


Aki
"Every time Ben twisted the throttle it opened a gap" - Yeah between the front wheel and the tarmac :-D

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 13:35

So the bike was only faster up to 200mph... what a shame.

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 15:57

how often do you do 200mph no very.

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 19:57

Ben,

You were on the bike? All sportbikes are limited to 186 mph. Remove that limit, and the Porsche would have continued to get murdered!

Paul
dangerismymiddlename.com

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 13:51

Why do people get so wound up over this topic. The Ducati has a superior power to weight ratio which is why it wins. If the power to weight ration was closer a car will indefinitely be quicker than a bike in pretty much all situations. However, I prefer bikes :)

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 12:37

use a bike and car of equal value. nuff said

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 02:20

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