Last week we featured a three way test between the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (yes please!), the Jaguar I-pace and Tesla’s latest EV the model 3. We were delighted to see that in this world of everything going electric the combustion engine of the Alfa cane out top. However we have noticed a lot of the Electric v Petrol tests seem to feature Testla, almost like there is no one else doing electric vehicles.
That of course isn’t true and the first EV that springs to mind to me if the BMW i8, So what we present here is a 1/2-mile drag race between the BMW i8 and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
The Alfa packs that Ferrari developed a 2.9-litre V6 twin turbo engine putting out 503 HP. Up against the 357 HP i8, the Alfa you would expect should come out on top, especially since this race is a full 1/2-mile long but then these electric cars have been putting down new markers all over the place so you just never know.
With AWD though, you’d expect the i8 to get the jump off the line against the RWD Alfa…