Tata Nexon EV Max vs Skoda Rapid sedan in a drag race video

Electric vehicles are quick and we have seen many videos online that prove the same. In India, we have Tata Nexon EV which is one of the most popular electric SUV in the country. The manufacturer launched the long range version of Nexon EV which is known as EV Max in the market. When compared to the Nexon EV or EV prime, the Max variant is a lot more powerful and also offers more range. Here we have a video where a Nexon EV Max SUV competes with a stage 1+ tuned Skoda Rapid diesel sedan in a drag race.

The video has been shared by Pratham Shokeen on his YouTube channel. Even before the video started, participants of the race had a clear idea on which car was going to win. The Skoda Rapid seen here is stage 1+ tuned and it generates around 150 Bhp and 310 Nm of  peak torque. Thsi is the DSG variant and comes with a stage 2 TCU too. The Nexon EV Max on the other hand generates 140 Bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. On paper Skoda Rapid was looking stronger but, it should be noted that the Nexon EV is an electric vehicle and there is absolutely no lag.

Vlogger was driving the Nexon EV Max while his friend was in the Rapid. For the first round only the traction control was turned off and both vehicles were in Sport mode. The race started and with no delay, Nexon EV Max took the lead and maintained it throughout the race. The speed kept on building and within few seconds, the Nexon EV had touched the 140 kmph top speed. Once the SUV hit the top-speed, Skoda Rapid started closing in and it soon overtook the Nexon EV.

Tata Nexon EV Max vs Skoda Rapid sedan in a drag race video

Vlogger announced that Nexon EV was the winner of the first round. For the second round, the Skoda Rapid driver put the car in Drive mode and the Nexon EV driver gave him the advantage of 1 second at the start line. The race started and Rapid moved off the line first.  In that one second, the Rapid managed to overcome the transmission lag and started performing well. Nexon EV Max could not keep up with the sedan and the Rapid was announced as the winner for this round. For the last and third round, EV Max driver engaged the City mode and the AC was running on both the cars.

They start racing and just like the second round, Nexon EV gave a head start for the Rapid and it was off the line. Once Rapid picked up speed, the Nexon EV Max was unable to overtake the diesel sedan. The vlogger mentions that if they had done a regular race, then Nexon EV would have won all the rounds. The transmission lag of the Skoda sedan is what is keeping it away from winning the race. That lag is not present in the EV and that is why the Nexon EV is winning the race even when it is not the most powerful one.

Ajeesh Kuttan

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