Acceleration races are a very entertaining attraction to witness. Especially when the vehicles involved are race cars as diverse as the o
Acceleration races are a very entertaining attraction to witness. Especially when the vehicles involved are race cars as diverse as the ones featured in the video that accompanies this article. And it is that, in a special chapter for Christmas Eve, Top Gear faced a WRC, a Formula 1 and a Formula E in a drag race.
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Starting with the World Rallye Car, we talk about a Ford Fiesta WRC by M-Sport. The vehicle is equipped with a supercharged 1.6-liter engine that develops 380 hp of power, managed by a six-speed sequential gearbox. Power is sent to an all-wheel drive system with the help of front and rear mechanical differentials, plus an active center differential. This is the only participating vehicle without any type of electrification.
Top Gear faces a WRC, a Formula 1 and a Formula E in a drag race
Next on the starting line is the 2019 Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power + with which Lewis Hamilton achieved his sixth Formula 1 title. This car features some additional parts from the 2020 Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance and a more recent black livery. Equip the supercharged 1.6-liter V6 combined with an electric motor to generate 1,000 hp power. It weighs just 743 kilos and has an eight-speed sequential gearbox connected to the rear axle.
Finally, the DS E-Tense FE21 of the Championship Formula E of this year. The electric car has a pair of electric motors of 340 hp power connected to the rear wheels. The energy comes from a 54 kWh battery and it weighs 903 kilos. In addition, it can go from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds.
For added spectacle, the acceleration track is completely wet from the rain. Don’t miss out on this interesting race (video in English).