Let’s do that a bit backwards.
Once you consider the Renault Twizy, you’ll most likely liken it to a lawnmower or a golf cart, however beating a Mercedes-AMG GT R in a race would by no means cross your thoughts, proper? I imply, who in the suitable sense would put these two on a drag strip? Apparently, High Gear did, and it’s most likely probably the most enjoyable video we’ve needed to watch this weekend.
Sure, sure, the AMG GT R might clearly smoke the Twizy on a straight-line race, twice and even thrice, earlier than the Renault might even end the quarter-mile strip. However there’s a catch right here: the Merc races in reverse.
Now, we’re speaking.
Now, as for the Twizy, being a two-seat environment-friendly machine has its draw back – it might probably solely produce 17 hp and 42 lb-ft of torque, permitting it to achieve a most velocity of 50 mph. Disappointing, however at the least that’s quicker than a rear-facing AMG GT R.
With the figures laid out above, we reckon, is a quarter-mile sufficient for the Twizy to catch the AMG GT R provided that the EV has a better high velocity? Which do you assume would win? Watch the video above and see the cutest drag race of the 12 months.