The video has appeared showing a straight-line race involving tiny city cars – Mahindra e2o, Citroen Ami, and Sinclair C5.
Drag racing is usually a speed competition on a straight stretch of road. Such races typically give us an idea of how fast competing cars are at a given distance, usually, we are talking about a quarter of a mile (402 meters, the standard distance for drag racing).
This is a competition between Mahindra e2o, Citroen Ami, and Sinclair C5 — three urban babies of different eras and, more importantly, cars that are not even close to being created for high-speed driving.
This race was temporarily organized by the British team What Car? and, obviously, it was the slowest drag racing we’ve ever seen, even despite the confrontation between Suzuki Samurai and Volkswagen Beetle, a video of which was posted earlier on the same YouTube channel.
The Mahindra e2o is a compact electric vehicle with a 15.5 kWh battery and a 42-horsepower electric motor. It has a power reserve of 120 kilometers and a maximum speed of 101 km/h.
Meanwhile, we are all familiar with the Mahindra e2o — a two-seat quadricycle. The battery capacity is 5.5 kWh, the power reserve is only 75 km, and the electric motor is only 8 hp.
Meanwhile, the oldest of them is the Sinclair C5, introduced in the 80s of the last century. Its characteristics are not worth mentioning, except that it can reach a staggering speed of 24 km/h.
Obviously, Sinclair is the lightest, but also the least powerful, while Mahindra has the best chance of winning.