DC Avanti vs Hyundai Creta in a ‘drag race’ – Is the DC sports car any good?

Hyundai Creta is one of the most popular SUV in the market. It competes with cars like Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier in the segment. Current generation Hyundai Creta was launched in 2020 and it quickly became popular among buyers in a short span of time. It is available with a variety of engine and transmission options. The most powerful of the lot is the 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine paired with a 7-speed DCT gearbox. We have seen several drag race videos of Hyundai Creta and here we have one where the SUV is competing against DC Avanti.

The video has been uploaded by Pratham Shokeen on his YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger races his Hyundai Creta against DC Avanti which can be called as first Indian sports car. Vlogger starts the video by talking about the technical specifications. The Hyundai Creta turbo petrol is powered by a 1.4 litre turbocharged engine that generates 140 Ps and 242 Nm of peak torque. The DC Avanti seen here is powered by a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine that generates 310 Ps and 340 Nm of peak torque. It was offered with a manual gearbox only.

The vlogger already knew that the DC Avantiw as going to win the race. The race was conducted on a closed road. Vlogger mentions that the DC Avanti is not in the best condition as the rear tyres have lost some grip and this would affect the performance slightly. Both the cars are lined up at the start line and the race starts. Both Hyundai Creta and the DC Avanti got a very aggressive start. Both the cars moved off the line almost at the same time and Hyundai Creta was slightly ahead of DC Avanti.

DC Avanti vs Hyundai Creta in a ‘drag race’ – Is the DC sports car any good?

After few seconds, DC Avanti started showing its true colours and overtook Hyundai Creta without any problems. The Indian sports car kept on building speed and the Hyundia Creta could not keep up with it. The gap between the cars kept on increasing. The vlogger could only see the car on the track after zooming through his camera. DC Avanti had won the first round without breaking a sweat. Although vlogger knew this was going to happen, he was still surprised to see how fast DC Avanti actually was. It should be noted that the AC and the traction control was turned off in Hyundai Creta and the Avanti did not offer traction control.

For the second round both the cars lined up and the DC Avanti driver gave the vlogger an advantage and switched on the AC in Avanti and asked Creta driver to take go ahead. The vlogger did just that and started racing. Video shows clearly that Hyundai Creta took off the start line and it was in the lead. DC Avanti driver started racing 4 seconds after Creta moved. In the ORVM of Creta, it can be seen that the DC Avanti started picking up speed and closing in. Within seconds DC Avanti overtakes Hyundai Creta and took the lead. Hyundai Creta did not stand a chance in front of DC Avanti. It was way more powerful and aerodynamic in terms of design than a boxy SUV.