We have seen several drag race videos online. There are videos of cars competing with bikers, performance cars and even cars from entirely different segment. Some of them have been featured on our website as well. Here we have one such video where cars from two different segment are competing against each other. One of them is an SUV while the other is a sedan. The competition here is between a Hyundai Creta and Skoda Slavia sedan. Hyundai Creta seen here is the turbo petrol version while the Skoda Slavia is the 1.0 litre TSI version.
The video has been uploaded by Pratham Shokeen on their YouTube channel. In this vlogger mentions how he plans to do the race. The Hyundai Creta is owned by the vlogger while his friend is in the Skoda Slavia. He wanted to do the race with much more powerful 1.5 TSI version of Slavia unfortunately he could not get in touch with anyone who owns it. The Skoda Slavia 1.0 TSI comes with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission option. The one seen here is the manual one.
Hyundai Creta turbo petrol version comes with a 7-speed DCT gearbox as standard. Vlogger chooses an empty stretch of road to race. Both the cars were lined up at the start line. Traction control was turned off in both the vehicles. The race started and as expected, Hyundai Creta instantly took the lead. The car was in normal or comfort mode in the first round. In the ORVM, Skoda Slavia can be seen struggling. It was being pushed hard but it could not overtake Hyundai Creta at any point in the first round. It should be noted that along with the traction control, AC on both the cars were turned off. Hyundai Creta won the first round without any problem.
For the second round, vlogger took a different approach. He wanted to know if turning the AC On on one of the vehicle would make any difference or not. He turned AC on in his Creta and started the second round. The race started and surprisingly, Hyundai Creta was it late to move off the line. Skoda Slavia on the other hand moved very aggressively and took the lead. The vlogger was pushing Hyundai Creta hard but it could not overtake the Slavia. After he turned on the AC, there was a lag in the Creta which was not letting the car perform well.
For the third round, they decided to go for a rolling start. Both cars moved of the line and matched the speed of 30 kmph before the race started. It is not clear whether the vlogger kept the AC on for this round or not. In the third round, both cars start racing and just like in the second round, the Creta could not perform very well. Skoda Slavia won both second and third round without any problem. The vlogger mentioned that his car has not been performing well after his long road trip and that could be the reason why it lost to Skoda Slavia. Skoda Slavia 1.0 TSI generates 115 Ps and 178 Nm of torque. Hyundai Creta turbo petrol is powered by a 1.4 litre engine that generates 140 Ps and 242 Nm of peak torque.