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 Tata Tiago VS Hyundai i20 .
Both the cars were privately owned by the competitors and ready to race, the Hyundai i20 is powered by a 1.2 litre 4 cylinder engine which produces about 81.86 bhp and about 114 Nm of torque while at the same time the Tata Tiago is powered by a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder engine which produces 72 Bhp @6000 RPM with a peak torque output of 95 NM 3500 RPM . And i20 of course is lighter then Tiago. On paper there is no way that the Tiago can beat the Hyundai i20 let’s find out what happened in the race.
During the race i20 gained a couple car lengths on the Tiago as soon as the race started. Then in the second run again the Tiago was neck and neck with the i20 till 2 gear , in second gear the i20 came into its power band and left the Tiago behind. After that both the cars were raced again and the i20 still won. The reason for the victory i20 had was that it has a profound power to weight ratio which helps it being a faster car. While the Tiago has a heavier body plus a 3 cylinder 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.