The Indian car market has always been inclined towards fuel-efficient vehicles but there are cars for quite a few cars that are made for the enthusiasts. Ford brand has always been known for catering to the enthusiasts and it offers various cars in the Indian market. Here is a Ford Aspire, which is a sub-4m compact sedan in the Indian market takes on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Hyundai Xcent in the Indian market. The Ford Aspire diesel is not the most powerful car in the segment but it sure has enough juicer to go fast.
Here is a video of Ford Aspire Vs Hyundai Creta 1.6 diesel, which is the most powerful variant of the model. The video uploaded by Drive King shows both the cars being driven on a relatively empty but public roads. We do not endorse doing drag races on such public roads as it can turn out to be extremely dangerous. Always choose a road with controlled access to ensure that there are no mishaps during such runs.
Nonetheless, the Hyundai Creta and the Ford Aspire can be seen starting the drag race. Soon after the start, the Ford Aspire pulls away from the Hyundai Creta and keeps on doing that. There is no timing of the drag race but the Aspire looks very quick off the mark and also gains more speed than the Creta on the way. It should be noted that the engine powering the Hyundai Creta is much more powerful than the engine powering the Ford Aspire diesel.
Now coming to the engine specifications, the Ford Aspire diesel, which has been used in this video is powered by a 1.5-litre engine. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces a maximum power of 99 Bhp and peak torque of 215 Nm. It gets a five-speed manual transmission. The Hyundai Creta seen in the video gets a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine. It produces a maximum of 126 Bhp and a peak torque of 260 Nm. The Creta gets a 6-speed transmission, which manages the torque distribution in a better way.
However, the power-to-weight ratio plays an important role in this scenario. The Aspire weighs around 1,000 kg with the base model weighing 995 kg and top-end diesel variant weighing around 1050. The Hyundai Creta 1.6-litre diesel weighs around 1,380 kg. It is the weight of the vehicle, which plays a major role in the acceleration and top-speed, which is why most racing cars try to shed as much weight as possible to gain a few seconds on the lap.
Both Hyundai Creta and the Ford Aspire are very quick on the road and the extra power available on tap is quite useful while doing overtaking manoeuvres on the roads. A powerful vehicle spends less time during the overtaking procedure, which is the safest way to overtaking other vehicles on the highways.