The slowest race minivans: Mercedes, Ford and VW are fighting for the prize

Who will win the race delivery vans? Three contenders for victory in the race “snails”: Video

The slowest race minivans: Mercedes, Ford and VW are fighting for the prize

Who would think to make a race of large minivans, are designed to deliver large boxes with all sorts of necessary goods? That’s not exactly spectacular, not fast and certainly not logical. Right? Well actually, not really, if you look at the tournament from the other side. We give two proofs for this:

 

First, it isn’t spectacular. A competition can be arranged from just about anything, at least throw a cockroach race and interested people there will immediately will follow the race with no less excitement than the DTM championship or WRC.

 

And secondly, a quick delivery van is a logical machine for racing. Yeah. The problem he has is what? Faster to deliver goods from point A to point B. Where usually work vans? In an urban setting. So he should be excellent sprinting qualities. Up to 60 km/h this large and seemingly unwieldy the car accelerates effortlessly. Hence the arrival in the competition will be intense as low is stressful enough.

 

Convinced? Well, then look racing sketches of three new minivans: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2.0-liter 163-horsepower diesel engine), Volkswagen Crafter (2.0-liter diesel with 177 HP) and Ford Transit (diesel with a turbo to 2.0 liters, with a capacity of about 170 horses). Who of them will come first in the first race: Mercedes, Ford or VW? All vans are in the same conditions, moreover, they have similar engines, so they have almost identical body: dlinnie base with a high roof. The first race starts with a 1.15 minute video. Start from a standing position. The finish through the ¼ mile. Classic drag racing.

 

The second test is the so-called “rolling and race”, where the cars move on the move at 30 mph (48 km/h) and second gear start, trying to beat one another (2.20 minute video).

 

The third test braking from 80 km/h in the “floor”.

Here, all told. Watch how it all happened live in reality:

 

Thus, the first competition:

Mercedes Sprinter – winner

Ford Transit – second place

Volkswagen Crafter – the third

 

The second race:

Mercedes Sprinter – winner

Ford Transit – second place

Volkswagen Crafter – the third

 

Braking:

The Volkswagen Crafter is the winner

Ford Transit – second place

Mercedes Sprinter third

 

The slowest race minivans: Mercedes, Ford and VW are fighting for the prize

Note how the Mercedes stopped at the last test on the winner, the Volkswagen Crafter. It’s just something unreal. With such sluggish brakes and to impact the neighborhood.