Watch: tiny electric Renault drag races reversing Mercedes-AMG GTR

first_img advertisement RELATED TAGSMercedes-AMGNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury See More Videos Trending in Canada First off, allow us to introduce the competitors. In one corner, wearing the green paint and oriented backward on the start line, we have the Mercedes-AMG GTR, a menacing sports car with a V8 engine pumping out 577 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Top speed: 319 km/h. Top speed in reverse: 61 km/h. And in the other corner, wearing the cute little wheels and blue tank top, a breadbox of a vehicle weighing in at just 450 kg, the all-electric two-seat Renault Twizy. Designed for getting about within Europe’s tight, dense urban centres, the Twizy is capable of a respectable 80 km/h. Top speed in reverse: irrelevant. And now the race. The video shows the Merc getting a big head start off the line, which isn’t a surprise. But under the steady hand of Top Gear’s host, the Twizy is able to overtake it in the last quarter of the quarter-mile. Thrilling stuff, folks. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next ›center_img So, the results are in. How did your wager fare? Were you rendered richer, poorer or just slightly amused by the outcome? Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS It wasn’t exactly the race of the century, but, hey, we’re smiling. The motorheads at Top Gear recently headed to the track to settle what was probably a “friendly bet” at best: which is faster, the Renault Twizy driving forward; or the Mercedes-AMG GTR driving in reverse? As the host says at the beginning of the video, this is some “pretty serious journalism.” last_img

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