Mahindra Scorpio-N vs Toyota Fortuner

Mahindra Scorpio-N vs Toyota Fortuner: Country’s most popular SUVs head to head in a drag race [Video]

The new Scorpio-N SUV from Mahindra is currently one of the most talked about vehicles in its class. It has been a huge commercial success for Mahindra since its introduction, shattering nearly all previous sales records. The Scorpio-N, which was released by Mahindra, comes in four distinct trim levels, from the entry-level Z2 all the way up to the top-of-the-line Z8, and can be purchased with either a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine or a 2.2-liter diesel engine. A video of a drag race between this SUV and another monster SUV, the Toyota Fortuner, has appeared on YouTube recently. These two mammoths are shown in the video competing in a drag race.

Pratham Shokeen has posted the video on his channel on YouTube. The film opens with the host providing background information on the two competing vehicles, the Scorpio-N and the Fortuner. He says that he and another guy have raced both cars in drag races before, back when the Scorpio was a gasoline model. He explained that the two SUVs were both diesel models this time around, and both had automatic gearboxes with torque converters.

In the clip, the Toyota Fortuner is powered by a 2.8-liter diesel engine, which results in about 175 horsepower and 450 Newton-meters of torque. Whereas, the Scorpio-N featured in the clip was equipped with a 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine, good for about 175 horsepower and 370 Newton-meters of torque. Fortuner weighs in at roughly 2,180 kg, while Scorpio-N tips the scales at around 2,510 kg.

After the presenter has introduced the SUVs, the owners and their vehicles stand in a line while they discuss the results of previous races and who they think will win this one. Next, he climbs into the driver’s seat of the Fortuner and reveals that he has engaged power mode and disabled traction. Then he goes on to suggest that the Scorpio-owner N’s do the same. Now they both start their SUVs.

According to the footage, Toyota’s Fortuner beats out Mahindra’s Scorpio-N in the first race, and then gradually begins to draw away from its rival. At about the halfway point, the Fortuner pulls ahead of the Scorpio-N by about the length of two cars. As a result, the presenter and his copilot point out that the Fortuner’s transmission shifts more smoothly.

A second time, the presenter has them all line up, and this time he or she requests that the Scorpio-owner N’s disable the air conditioning. They both proceed to do the same thing and the race begins. We can then see that the Fortuner got off to a slow start, and the Scorpio-N nearly came up to it in the opening stages of the race, until the Fortuner once again took control and opened up a sizable lead.

Finally, in the third and final round, both SUVs have three passengers and race against one another. The Fortuner was forced to stay in the standard setting, with the air conditioner and traction turned off, while the Scorpio-N was given free reign to use the zoom setting, with both Zoom and Traction switched off. The Fortuner had a poor start in the previous race as well, and this time it looked like the Scorpio-N was going to win, but the Fortuner eventually caught up and won.

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