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Yes, a motorcycle will win in drag races simply because of how light the things are which contributes to rapid acceleration, but who doesn't like watching these drag races anyways?
For anyone wondering 'why field a two tonne-plus luxury limo against one of the most focussed, fastest road-legal bikes ever built?' Well... We had the car, we had the runway, and it just so happened that Performance Bikes magazine turned up on the same day to test the Panigale. So we thought, 'why not?'
 

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I have to say that I'm starting to become a fan of these nonsense races that Autocar has been doing as of late. Not too surprised as the results however. I think the only real vehicle that could give it a run for its money would be a Tesla.
 

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A time attack race would be cooler to see because that involves different strengths of both especially once you have the right vehicle, one that is known to do well in turns and still do well on going all out in the straights.
 

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Well there are plenty of other super cars they could have considered instead of the R8. I would imagine the race would be much closer against the new Huracan or the 570 McLaren. A P100D would definitely have similar acceleration off the line, but I don't think it would maintain the momentum throughout the 1/4 mile...the new roadster however.
 

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Well there are plenty of other super cars they could have considered instead of the R8. I would imagine the race would be much closer against the new Huracan or the 570 McLaren. A P100D would definitely have similar acceleration off the line, but I don't think it would maintain the momentum throughout the 1/4 mile...the new roadster however.
I was thinking something more along the lines of a Nissan GT-R or even. The Aventador S would be cool too, it might be heavy but packs a lot of power and has four wheel steer.
 
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