Turbocharged Jimny v 1980s legend: DRAG RACE

Thanks to everyone who provided us their cars for this race:
– Twisted :

It's time to see if a Suzuki Jimny can take down an 80s legend – the Peugeot !

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 !

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 nab the win? Or could the '80s legend clinch it? There's just one way to learn … LET'S RACE!

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59 responses to “Turbocharged Jimny v 1980s legend: DRAG RACE”

  1. Dzon Travolta Avatar
    Dzon Travolta

    Race we didn’t know we wanted ,but we all enjoy 😊

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Hell yes. But it should’ve been a drag race between Nissan 300ZX, Peugeot 206, and Toyota GR86 RACING 2013.

  2. HoliestYeet Avatar

    Could feel it comin good early upload Matt using his own car is gold 💯

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Well definitely.

  3. Lee JS Avatar
    Lee JS

    a 205 gti never fails to look good 👏

    1. MikeEsImpossible Avatar

      @Sgt. Right There🤡 look at your face.

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Peugeot 205 GTi imo only have 200bhp.

    3. mehrshadvr4 Avatar

      True. Looks very good.

    4. TOP 5 Avatar
      TOP 5

      Looks trash

  4. BMW M3 S65B40 Avatar
    BMW M3 S65B40

    1.9 GTI was always 8 valves, never 16 valves. Many dropped in the engine from the 309 GTI 16V

    1. martin aston Avatar
      martin aston

      100% older non CAT 1.9,s where 130 BHP newer versions strangled somewhat

    2. Chris Attwood Avatar
      Chris Attwood

      Many 405Mi16 and BX GTI 16v had their engines removed to put in 205 rally cars

    3. WHITEY205GTI6 Avatar

      @Chris Attwood I have 7 mi16 engines in my shed, with ecu’s and looms haha. I’m a hoarder 😀

    4. Dave Stennett Avatar
      Dave Stennett

      It was the 306gti that had 16v never the 309. The best one ever was the 306GTI6 which had a rev limiter at 145mph and I had it bouncing off the limiter on the A249, it was a very rapid car. It was under-geared and also the first one whereby you had to pull into the other lane before accelerating otherwise by the 2nd click of the indicator you had hit the vehicle in front. Peugeot just saved money by only making the one crank so the 205gti had the same crank as the rally car had could handle 600bhp without any problem, it was also a vehicle which needed to be raised by 3/4″ in order to improve handling. The T16 rally was limited but produced 490bhp as a standard road car back in 1988 and 89 in order to comply with changes in the rally Group rules.

    5. RenardTheFox Avatar

      Exactly, I still got the non Cat Version which was beefier then the 122 BHP Version. An Quaife Torsen Diff does also avoid the unnecessary wheel spin.

  5. AoD Avatar

    Did Matt go into reverse for a second at 7:48?

  6. Damian Avatar

    205gti is only 7.1s slower than chiron. Amazing car

    1. ring ring herro Avatar
      ring ring herro

      When you put it like that it’s great value for money

    2. Ca idee productions Avatar
      Ca idee productions

      ​@ring ring herroNo it’s not

    3. ring ring herro Avatar
      ring ring herro

      @Ca idee productions Oooh you’re hard

    4. Marcin Avatar

      @Ca idee productions It is for sure…

    5. The Baby Eating Bishop Of Bath And Wells. Avatar
      The Baby Eating Bishop Of Bath And Wells.

      @Ca idee productions Great point the chiron is terrible value.

  7. Kreek Avatar

    205 was never 16 valve. However people did a mi16 conversion from the 405

    1. Phil Gabriel Avatar
      Phil Gabriel

      205 T16 200 units of street car built for the purpose of homologation. The engine was a twin-cam 16-valve turbo four.

    2. Big duphus AJ Avatar
      Big duphus AJ

      yeah i suspect they know now. Good call though mate i was suprised they got that wrong tbh

    3. Big duphus AJ Avatar
      Big duphus AJ

      ​@Phil Gabrielyeah we know. That was a T16 homologation pal not a 205 GTi.

    4. Fábio Ribeiro Avatar
      Fábio Ribeiro

      @Phil Gabrieldude that is no 205, it’s a completely different car that looks like one. 😅😅😅

  8. shauros92 Avatar

    For real, the editors are the MVPs, they deliver each upload 😂

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      The editors received a big MVP for that.

  9. John Vender Avatar
    John Vender

    Rented a 1.9 205 GTi for a weekend in the late 80s and drove it some distance including a stretch of very winding road, what a blast. Will never forget that experience.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      205 GTi 1.9L has 165bhp.

    2. Lukas Adamson Avatar
      Lukas Adamson

      ​@Purwanti Allanand probably weighs less then a ton? I’d say that’s a proper go kart. It’s something like the GR Yaris of the 80s.

    3. Joshua Minke Avatar
      Joshua Minke

      @Purwanti Allan nope 130

    4. Big duphus AJ Avatar
      Big duphus AJ

      ​@Purwanti Allanno it doent. Why do you spam this channel with wrong info? the 205 never came with a 16v engine it was a 1.6 or 1.9 8v at very most 130bhp, even if you swapped them to carbs the twin webbers they got about 144bhp. The 16v engine that had 155-160bhp was from the 405 it was called the Mi16 engine and a lot of people grabbed them out of bashed and scrap 405s and put them in the 205s as they slotted right in minimal fuss next to no welding all aftermarket engine mounts etc so became a popular upgrade on them. Not one 1.6 or 1.9 variant of 205 was ever fitted with the Mi16 160bhp lump so quit talking tripe man.

    5. Big duphus AJ Avatar
      Big duphus AJ

      ​@Joshua Minkeif you were lucky the 1.9 done 128 on a dyno. Was 123-125 usually. These kids on here talking tripe quoting the Mi16 or 2.0 Gti6 16v engine bhp figures. Even the Mi16 i had in my 205 (originaly from a crashed 405 Mi16) was 150bhp on the dyno back then i remeber it because it was barely more than my Astra GTE 16v which was showing 140bhp.

  10. Chill Beats Avatar
    Chill Beats

    This is slowly turning into a comedy show , I love it

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Me too. This is absolutely insane.


      Hahaha. It is insane.😅

  11. Razielradd Avatar

    16:50 that 205 downshift engine brake was awsome

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Yep. Kinda reminded me a lot to 205 T16 Evo2.

  12. VIGGU Avatar

    Sam is absolutely amazing with manual cars his gear shifting is so smooth🥵

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Sam always nailed those.

    2. Uday Shelke Avatar
      Uday Shelke

      Racing driver sam

  13. Dean Baksh-Jones Avatar
    Dean Baksh-Jones

    Matt nearly money shifted on the first run 😂 Did you notice the reverse light flicker 😮

    1. Paul Chambers Avatar
      Paul Chambers

      Bounced off reverse 😂😂😂

    2. Tio AJ Avatar
      Tio AJ



      @Paul ChambersHahaha!😅

    4. Big duphus AJ Avatar
      Big duphus AJ

      😂Hes gone and double clutched it after the initial ‘Gate refusal’ and the gearbox has just about stayed out of reverse even with the Reverse light switch activated at a decent old speed hahaha. Thus is proof Matt hasnt got a clue how to drive a manual. Its a good job Suzuki have done their R&D on that drivetrain becuase i recently saw two vids of someone finding reverse in a newer porsche 911 with the manual and BMW with a manual managing to blow the entire gearbag clean out the things with high speed reverse money shift. BTW i know exactly what hes did done i know that gearbox and its bigger brother thats the old proper 5 speed Grand Vitara and Toyota LC and Isuzu 4x4s. It doesnt like being pushed sideways to find a gear, its a stirry box so if you are quick shifting in it you need to go diagonal direction and not force it sideways then up or down like a forced shift that you rely on the gate to snick the gear home. Hes been ramming it the wrong way and its locked him out.

  14. MravacKid Avatar

    200 Kg is a *lot* in those power ranges.
    Also, regarding that last activity, Matt seems to have forgotten what the 205 was actually famous for. 🙂

  15. Glenn Mangouchi Avatar
    Glenn Mangouchi

    You should do a drag race with all GTI’s Peugeot has ever produced, such as 205 GTI, 206 GTI/RC, 306 GTI, 309 GTI and maybe also the 208 and 308 GTI but it would be lovely to see the GTI of the 80’s and 90’s race together

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      ᴛᴇxᴛ ᴍᴇ ᴏɴ ᴛᴇʟᴇɢʀᴀᴍ👉Carwow5

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  16. bryan Avatar

    Sam was certainly giving the engine braking a work out when he did the brake test.👍

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    2. Baha Abu Tareef Avatar
      Baha Abu Tareef

      He always wins the brake test in a manual car, he abuses the engine braking haha

  17. Elizabeth: Soccer mom Avatar
    Elizabeth: Soccer mom

    2:59 Mat should’ve done the sell your car through carwow segment here,it would have been a good transition😂😂

  18. stu dale Avatar
    stu dale

    Was like watching a bad 80’s TV series with the lack of continuity checks when showing the spare wheel already missing when revving it 😂😂

  19. sami ali Avatar
    sami ali

    “You’ll always win, if you race yourself won’t cha” is quote of the decade.


      It’s a profound statement!😅

  20. TechBaffle Avatar

    That 205 GTi is still a beast, love the design of that era! Amazing to see how much faster the Twisted Jimny is. Mat should have removed the spare wheel off the back to make it lighter 😂

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