Sunday 24 April 2011

Video: Toyota Corolla kicks arse against a Ferrari F430 in a drag race

When you purchase a powerful sports car for whatever reason, the default choices are usually Ferrari, Lamborghini, Toyota, Porsche, Audi, Maserati, and Bentley. 'What!, a Toyota!?!?' Yes a modest Toyota.

A humble Toyota Corolla sedan beat a powerful and hugely expensive Ferrari F430 in a drag race. But here's the twist, the race was conducted in reverse. The single reverse gear-ratio of a F430 allows the vehicle to travel 51mph (82km/h), while the Corolla trumps that at 66mph (106km/h). How? The producers of the video chose a Corolla equipped with a 'super CVT-i' transmission and since a CVT has no devoted reverse gear, the gear ratios are variable.

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