Top Gear Special: Formula E vs WRC vs Formula One Car... Drag Race In The Wet!
Stig’s Christmas wish came true as it took the wheel of Lewis Hamilton’s 2019 Championship winning F1 car against in one of the most extreme drag races of 2021
Top Gear put out a short excerpt from this years Christmas special
And this was a big one, an F1 Car, taking on a Ford Fiesta WRC Rally Car and a DS Formula E Racer
Top Gear's current presenters, Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness, and Freddie Flintoff were out on track and were donning their Christmas Jumpers
Top Gear's resident racing driver, the one and only mysterious Stig's Christmas wish also came true as he took the wheel of an F1 car
The F1 car of course was Lewis Hamiltons 2019 Championship winning a race that has a 1.6-liter turbo V-6 hybrid engine that puts out a whopping 1000 hp and weighs just 1638 lbs. It has a top speed in excess of 200 mph
Representing WRC, we have a Ford Fiesta World Rally Car, that also has a 1.6 liter, EcoBoost unit that produces 380 hp with AWD traction. The Fiesta tips the scales at 2623 lbs and is the heaviest of the trio
Finally, representing Formula E, we have the futuristic DS TECHEETAH that produces 338 hp from its 50 kW battery. It is also light coming in at 1990 lbs, with the driver
The F1 car is the lightest here but only sends power to the rear, and the track is damp, so it won't be a walk in the park for the Mercedes
With that, the three cars line up for one of the best drag races on YouTube for 2021
They set off and predictably, the Ford rally car got a great start
Thanks to its AWD, and did I mention how good that 1.6 EcoBoost sounds
Meanwhile, the Stig in the F1 car struggles to put the power down and is seen veering
However, once he got some monetum
It was no contest really and the Mercedes tore past the Ford
The view from the rally car's cockpit is pretty sepctacular
The F1 car clinched the win as it drove past the Christmas Tree
The DS unfortunately was just a spectator in this race
Big changes are expected over the coming years in F1, Formula E, and WRC. I for one can't wait to revisit such a showdown and it'd be nice if a NASCAR contender also joins next time round. Swipe Up to Read More.
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