As they say, all good things must come to an end; our once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drag race cool cars on the KLIA runway unfortunately have to stop after six episodes. But that doesn’t mean we won’t go out without a bang, as our final instalment for the AutoBuzz Drag Series 2021 certainly had a lot of those (and pops and crackles).
Now, we know you might be a little confused on why we pitted these two cars against each other – because on the surface, they’re two very different – or completely opposite – beasts. Firstly, and perhaps most obviously, the Lexus is a 2+2 convertible sports car, and the GLC 43 is, well, an SUV “coupe”.
And the differences aren’t just skin deep, too. On one hand we have a five-litre, naturally-aspirated V8 monster of an engine, and on the other, a more modern three-litre twin-turbocharged V6. The Lexus is rear-wheel drive only, while the AMG furnishes its grunt to all four wheels.
So, why are we doing this again? Well, for fun, obviously. You don’t expect us to have a whole runway to ourselves, without going full pedal to the metal in a car (or two) with a proper big boy engine, do you? But perhaps more relevant to our dear viewers like yourself, these two cars actually have a pretty comparable power-to-weight ratio when you crunch the numbers.
Which will emerge victorious? The old guard or the new kid on the block? Well, you’ll have to watch to find out.
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