Mahindra XUV700 & Volkswagen Virtus GT in a drag race [Video]

Here is a drag race video of the Mahindra XUV700 and Volkswagen Virtus GT; The former belongs to the SUV category while the latter is a sedan; The XUV700 being the expensive car, let’s see how these fare against each other.

In recent times, drag races to compare and check the limits of vehicles have become a common norm in India. Every Now and then you will come across videos on various social media platforms, where people are doing high-speed runs on public roads to test their vehicles. Such activities carry a lot of risks unless and until conducted in a controlled environment with all the necessary precautions. We do not endorse these activities and advice all our readers not to indulge in such acts.

The drag race in the YouTube video by ‘IT’S ME AHLAWAT’ seems to be conducted on an unused and vacant stretch of road and drivers are wearing proper seat belts. The Volkswagen Virtus GT competes against the likes of the Mahindra XUV700 luxury sedan in this drag race.

Mahindra XUV700 vs Volkswagen Virtus GT Drag Race: Vehicle Details and Results

Mahindra XUV700 & Volkswagen Virtus GT in a drag race [Video]

In the drag race, the first vehicle in the drag race is a brand new Volkswagen Virtus GT. It competes against the Mahindra XUV700 Diesel Automatic. Talking about power figures, the Virtus uses a 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine churning out 148 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox with paddle shifters. On the other hand, powering the Mahindra XUV700 is a 2.2-litre mHawk Turbo Diesel engine belting out 185 bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque. Power is channelled to the front wheels via a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

Now coming to the drag race, several rounds were conducted and all were won by the Volkswagen Virtus GT. The situation was quite familiar in all the attempts and XUV700 lunges ahead in the initial launch while being caught and overtaken by the low-slung sedan mid-way. For the record, the stretch of road for the drag race was very limited and full of gravel, so it was not practically possible to extract the full performance of the cars, says the presenter. The Virtus crossed the SUV at around 80-90 kmph and maintained the lead till the end of the race.

Mahindra XUV700 VS Volkswagen Virtus GT Drag Race: Verdict

The result of the drag race depends on a number of factors including the powertrain, driver’s skills, condition of the vehicles, drag coefficient, kerb weight and more. To begin with, both the cars belong to altogether different segments and are poles apart in terms of kerb weight, drag coefficient, engine tuning and more. In this case, despite the XUV700 having a clear advantage in terms of power figures, lost to Virtus GT due to several reasons. These include heavier body weight and a higher drag coefficient due to the SUV’s upright stance. The XUV700’s torquey nature was well reflected by its initial launch; however, the sedan’s lower weight did the trick. Another factor that played the spoilsport for XUV700 was the limited track for the drag race. If the drag race would have been conducted on a longer stretch of road, the results may have been different.