Here has Motor1.com, we don’t divide cars by their horsepower. Even if a car isn’t powerful, if it’s cool in another way, we admire it. That’s why we love mismatched drag races where the two (or more) contenders have a significant difference in their outings. When we saw the video you’re about to watch here, we knew we had to share it with you.
He comes from Driven media chain on Youtube and opposes a Ferrari Pista and a Volkswagen Golf. And no, it’s not a Golf GTI or a Golf R, it’s a regular diesel powered Golf on the European market. It’s not even the big 2.0 TDI, as it has the smaller 1.6 TDI available in some of the previous generations of the model. Yes, this is one of Ferrari’s newest and biggest supercars.
The Pista is powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine generating a maximum power of 710 horsepower (530 kilowatts) and torque of 568 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters). Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, allowing the Pista to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in just 2.85 seconds. From 0 to 124 mph (0-200 km / h), the Pista sprints in 7.5 seconds.
For comparison, the Golf 1.6 TDI in the video needs almost four times the time of the Pista to reach 100 km / h. This should come as no surprise given the sedan’s modest 103 hp (76 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque. The five-speed manual transmission doesn’t help either. The winner is obvious, isn’t it?
To make drag racing more interesting, however, the team decided to give the Golf a little edge. The Pista was to complete a quarter-mile standing start, while the German hatch was allowed to cross the start line at speeds of up to 90 mph (144 km / h). And yet, it was not a solid victory, even with this huge difference in speed.