Tata Harrier and Mahindra Scorpio compete against each other in a drag race with an identical power output of 140 PS. Check here who wins.
Drag racing is a type of motorsport event where the vehicles and drivers put in their efforts to cover a pre-defined distance in a straight line in the shortest time duration. In comparison to circuit racing, drag racing emphasizes on a vehicle’s straight-line acceleration, and this trend is followed in India as well. We recently came across a YouTube video where a Tata Harrier and Mahindra Scorpio are part of a drag race and compete against each other. Interestingly, both of these SUVs boast of an identical power output of 140 PS. Therefore, the drag race between the two turns out to be an interesting one. This particular video was uploaded by Drive King on their channel
In the video, the host shows a total of 3 attempts of constant acceleration rivalry between the two SUVs before reaching a final conclusion. In the first attempt, the Scorpio takes the lead but the Harrier manages to get hold of the leading position in a few seconds. In the second attempt, a similar story can be seen repeated by the duo. The Scorpio takes the initial lead, but then Harrier starts to pick up its pace and eventually wins. In the third and final attempt, no changes are observed, and Harrier is announced as the winner.
While both of these SUVs develop identical peak power output, they come with different engine setups. The Scorpio gets a 2.2L 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that develops 320 Nm of max torque. The 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine of the Harrier, however, puts out 350 Nm of peak torque, which acts as one advantage for the Harrier. Another weapon that Harrier has up its sleeves is the weight. The Scorpio tips the scale at 1,825 kilos, the Harrier, on the other hand, weighs 1,675 kg only. Also, the Harrier has a lower aerodynamic drag coefficient in comparison to the Scorpio. Therefore, it is easier for the smaller crossover to win the drag race against the ladder-frame behemoth.