Drag racing: Hyundai Palisade 2020 vs. Buick Grand National 1987October 27, 2020
A video has been posted on the Hoonigan YouTube channel showing a race in a straight line between the huge modern 2020 Hyundai Palisade crossover. as well as the old Buick Grand National coupe that rolled off the assembly line in 1987.
Modern SUVs – and modern cars in general – are much more powerful than their counterparts a decade ago. Even what we would call a midsize car, the 1.5-liter Chevrolet Malibu, has 160 horsepower, which was a pretty respectable figure by 1980s standards. But are new cars really faster?
With a new video, the Hoonigan team tried to answer this question.
Or rather, they are pitting a modern vehicle against an 80s legend. We are talking about the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and the 1987 Buick Grand National.
While the two cars look very different at first glance, they are actually very well suited for drag racing. Buick has 245 hp. and significantly lighter, while the Palisade has 291 hp. and four-wheel drive. In addition, both vehicles are powered by 3.8-liter V6 engines.
I must say that this is far from the most exciting race in history. We are talking about cars that take about 16 seconds to “run” the standard drag racing quarter mile or 402 meters.
Not so long ago, we wrote about a silent race in which the electric cars Porsche Taycan Turbo S and Tesla Model S P100D took part. As part of this article, we will talk about the race between the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S electric sedan and the 2019 Tesla Model S P100D American electric car. The check-in was carried out at an abandoned airfield.
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