The high-tech, futuristic hybrid BMW i8 goes up against the more traditional the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Which one will win?
The BMW i8 is an incredibly impressive machine, combining sports car performance with plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and eDrive technology. It delivers combined power output of 357 HP and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque, while acceleration from zero to 0-100 km/h (62 mph) is accomplished in 4.4 seconds.
On the other hand, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio comes powered by the Ferrari-derived 505-hp 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 that drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds, boasting a respectable top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph).
On the paper the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has a half a second advantage. Ultimately, though, is all that enough? Watch the full video below, to find out, which one will crossed the line first.