Every other day we find new videos over the internet about Drag races in India and different cars from different segments being pitted together. Today we saw a video which pitted two cars from the same segment together Maruti Suzuki Swift VS Ford Figo 1.6 Diesel .
Both the cars were privately owned by the competitors and ready to race, the Ford Figo is powered by a 1498cc 4 cylinder engine which produces about 99 BHP and about 215 Nm of torque while at the same time the Maruti Suzuki Swift is powered by a 1.2 litre 4 cylinder engine which produces 82 Bhp with a peak torque output of 112 NM. And Swift is of course is lighter then the Figo. On paper there is no way that the Swift can beat the Figo let’s find out what happened in the race.
During the race Swift gained a couple car lengths on the Figo as soon as the race started. Then in the second run again Swift left Figo behind right at the start of the race and established a formidable lead into the race. After that both the cars were raced again with drivers interchanged and the Swift still won. The reason for the victory Swift had was that it has a profound power to weight ratio which helps it being a faster car. While the Figo has a heavier body plus a low revving diesel engine.
Although the car were owned privately by the participants it’s not advisable to conduct such races on public roads. The danger of there being accidents always looms close. Also if proved as this video once published can ,that the owner was in a pursuit of testing the top speed or trying to do a timed run in case of an accident the insurers might turn hesitant to help.