Thanks to everyone who provided us their cars for this race:
– Twisted Jimny:
– 205 GTI:
Nevertheless, this isn't just an easy Jimny v 205 GTI drag race. You see, along with Mat's own Jimny, we have also been lent Twisted Automotive's turbocharged Jimny!
So let's see how the 3 compare. Starting with the routine Jimny, it's powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine that can produce 101hp and 130Nm of torque. It weighs in at 1,035 kg, it's equipped with a 5-speed handbook gearbox, and when brand-new it costs around ₤ 20,000. In this circumstances, we'll be using rear-wheel drive just.
Along with it, we have the Twisted Jimny. It has the same 1.5-litre 4-cylinder as the stock Jimny, but thanks to the addition of the turbo, it can produce 165hp and 195Nm! However that's not all that's changed – there are a number of other upgrades including a lift kit, uprated suspension and uprated dampers. What's more, the interior now comes plastered in leather and Alcantara to make it seem like a small G63! However all of these upgrades come at an expense, with this specific Jimny rolling up with a ₤ 60,000 price!!
Then finally we have the mini hot hatch hero, the Peugeot 205 GTI. It packs a 1.9-litre turbo that can deliver 122hp and 161Nm. Power is sent out to the front wheels via a 5-speed handbook transmission, and it pointers the scales at just 860kg. In 2023, this cars and truck's valued at around ₤ 25,000.
So will the turbocharged Jimny nab the win? Or could the '80s legend clinch it? There's just one way to learn … LET'S RACE!
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