Today we are going to see one of the ‘drag race’ most curious that can be found. To one side of the quadrilateral is the Ariel Nomad, a model off-road based on the Atom. In the other the Range Rover Sport SVR, the most powerful SUV of the british brand. A priori, we find few similarities between the two models, just that their manufacturers are from Uk and both can be driven off the road.
But who will walk the quarter of a mile in less time? For the part of the Ariel Nomad, it’s basically a tubular chassis with wheels and motor. Specifically, it takes a petrol aspirated 2.4-liter and source Honda. This four-cylinder is capable of developing 235 HP. On the other hand, the Sport SVR has a V8 5.0-liter supercharged with nothing less than 550 HP and 680 Nm of torque. A war quite decompensated.
In principle, awd of the Range Rover Sport SVR could be an advantage in front of the rear wheel drive of the Ariel Nomad. But appearances can be deceiving and the small vehicle will have one trick very large in your favor: the weight. The Nomad, he throws it on the scale only 670 kg, while the Sport SVR goes up to 2.335 kg, This means that the large SUV weighs more than triple that his or her opponent.
That will be the differential factor and that gives the advantage to the Ariel Nomad. This vehicle is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, although its maximum speed is 200 km/h due to a few developments that are very short. The Range Rover Sport SVR makes the 0-100 km/h in 4,7 seconds and its maximum is 260 km/h limited electronically. In a relatively short distance like the quarter mile, the Nomad stands out and makes a time of 11.7 seconds, by taking a difference of a second to the Sport SVR.
Source – Top Gear
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