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This Is Probably The Slowest Drag Race You Will Ever See!

A Citroen Ami takes on a scooter, an E-Bike, and two RC cars in some impressively slow quarter-mile races!

Mat Watson from ‘Carwow’ conducted a very different kind of race recently. He didn’t have any fancy cars this time. Instead, he drag-raced a Citroen Ami against a scooter, an e-bike, and two remote control cars. No prizes for guessing which one of these won, but this incredibly fun race will leave you in splits.

The Ami Makes Eight Horses, And The Others, Fewer Than One HP!

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The Ami comes with a single motor that puts out eight horses. It weighs around 1,070 lbs
The Citroen Ami comes with an electric motor that puts out just eight horses. However, it is still too much for the next best vehicle in line – the Pure Air Pro Long Range – that puts out 700W, which is 0.94 horses.

The Ami weighs around 1,070 pounds, whereas the scooter weighs 40 pounds.

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They race and the Citroen beats it quite comfortably, obviously. The Ami took 35 seconds to complete the quarter-mile in the other, so we assume it to be the same for the first race as well, whereas the scooter took one full minute.

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In the second race, the bike took 37 seconds to finish, just two seconds slower than the Citroen Ami

The Ami then faced a GoCycle E-Bike that comes with a front-mounted electric motor.

It can make up to 500W, which is approximately 0.67 horses, but the Euro-spec model can make only 250W at peak, which is 0.34 horsepower.

It weighs 36.4 pounds, making it lighter than the scooter as well. The bike needs to be pedaled and then the electric motor comes into play to assist it. In this race, the GoCycle took 37 seconds, just two seconds short of the Ami’s 35-second time.

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This race was inconclusive since none of the RC cars could complete it. One crashed into a cone…

Next up, the Citroen Ami faced two remote control cars. The drivers of the RC cars sat alongside Mat in the Ami and controlled it from there. This race was inconclusive, with one of the cars crashing into a cone and the other getting crushed by the Ami… quite literally!

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