We have seen a lot of drag race videos in the past. Most of them that we have seen are either between motorcycles, sedans, hatchbacks and some times between a bike and a car. In comparison, we have seen very less videos where SUVs are engaged in such activities. Normally, SUV have a tall boy design and are heavy due which outright high speed performance is affected. But here we have a video that shows a drag race between Isuzu D-Max V-Cross which is one of India’s most popular lifestyle pickup truck and the famous Mahindra Scorpio. Who wins the race, let’s watch the video to find out.
The video has been uploaded by Wheels Wanderlust on their youtube channel. The video starts by comparing both the vehicles. Starting with the engine, Isuzu D-Max V-Cross has an advantage. It is powered by a 2.5 litre turbo diesel engine that generates 134 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. The Scorpio on the other hand is powered by a smaller 120 Bhp and 280 Nm torque producing 2.2 litre mHawk engine. Where Scorpio loses in power it manages in weight. In comparison to V-Cross, Scorpio was much lighter which might come in handy during the race.
The race starts and only one round is conducted to find the winner. As soon as the race starts, both vehicle move off the line pretty quickly. Initially, the Scorpio pulled off very well and for a second it felt like, the light weight Scorpio will win the race. Then after few seconds, Isuzu starts showing its colours and starting pulling ahead. Isuzu V-Cross smoothly overtakes Scorpio from the right side and takes the lead. it maintained lead through out the race and won the round.
One of the obvious reason why V-Cross won was obviously the power itself. The Scorpio was lighter but that was not enough for it to compensate the extra horses that Isuzu’s engine produced. Another was the way power was delivered in both engines. In Isuzu, the low-end felt weak and in Scorpio that was pretty powerful. That is why Scorpio was initially ahead for few seconds. The mid-range and top-end were strong points for Isuzu whereas the power delivery in Scorpio felt linear in top-end and mid-range. This gave V-Cross ample time to overtake and win the race.