Semi category race – Mini Cooper S vs. Ford Fiesta

Drag races are fun, especially when the race ends up in an upset.

Top Gear decides to pit two hot hatches in a straight-line race, but it’s definitely a mismatch.

On the blue corner, it’s a Ford Fiesta ST – a three-door pumped-up version of the small hatchback that isn’t sold in the U.S. Its challenger is a Mini Cooper S with five doors.

It would have been an exciting race, however, Top Gear somehow missed one major fact between the two cars – their spec sheets.

The Fiesta ST has a major advantage against the iconic British hatchback.

The Ford hot hatch’s three-cylinder engine produces 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque, numbers that are greater than what the Mini Cooper S could produce. And the Fiesta ST is equipped with launch control and only weighs 2,782 pounds.

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