Old vs New: video drag race challenge
Which is fastest, the high tech newcomer or the lightweight old-school classic? Our Old vs New drag race challenge finds out...
Ever wondered if those iconic classic cars can still hold their own against their modern counterparts? We decided to put the venerable classics head-to-head with their high tech descendants in a drag race with a twist.
To make it more interesting the old cars get a head start based on their age. But can the more powerful new cars still beat them? Place your bets then watch our videos to find out.
We’ve brought together the latest versions of the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Mazda MX-5 to face off against their respective originals on our runway. We've also matched the Vauxhall Astra GTE and the new Astra VXR as well as putting the the Ford Fiesta XR2 up against the modern day Fiesta ST. It's a mouthwatering prospect and we're sure you'll be surprised by the results.
Click through the links on the top left or below to watch the videos and see if the new models could prove their superiority, even with the older cars given a head start...
Old vs New drag race videos
- • VW Golf GTI MkI vs VW Golf GTI MkVII
- • Mazda MX-5 MkI vs Mazda MX-5 MkIV
- • Vauxhall Astra GTE vs Vauxhall Astra VXR
- • Ford Fiesta XR2 vs Ford Fiesta ST
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- 1Introduction - currently readingWhich is fastest, the high tech newcomer or the lightweight old-school classic? Our Old vs New drag race challenge finds out...
- 2VW Golf GTI MkI vs VW Golf GTI MkVIICan the original VW Golf GTI beat its modern day equivalent in a good old fashioned drag race?
- 3Mazda MX-5 MkI vs Mazda MX-5 MkIVMazda's mighty roadster fights it our with itself on our drag race runway. Can the original car beat the latest version?
- 4Vauxhall Astra GTE vs Vauxhall Astra VXRVauxhall's hot Astras old and new face-off on our runway. Can the 80s GTE beat the modern day VXR?
- 5Ford Fiesta XR2 vs Ford Fiesta ST Can the XR2 from the 80s out sprint today's Ford Fiesta ST? The fast Fords face-off in our drag race...