Upcoming Hillclimb Races:
Race 2: New Toyota 86 vs Golf 7.5 GTI
Race 3: BMW M240i vs Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport vs Aston Martin Vantage N430
Race 4: Exhibition lap with the McLaren 570S and Ashley declares his driver's car of the day
In one of our most ambitious video projects yet, we worked with the city of Cape Town to close an incredible road in the farmlands beyond the city. It's always been one of our favourite pieces of tarmac to test cars and now we had it all to ourselves.
We lined up 8 high performance cars, fired up our very own race-ace Ashley Oldfield and staged three races - this is the first head-to-head.
The Fiesta ST200 is the most powerful official version of the current generation Fiesta that we'll receive in South Africa; sadly the popular Mountune version is not available in SA. It's a properly fun little rocket and it has the perfect rival in the Renault Clio RS 200 Lux. Both cars have exactly the same power output, at 147kW, and both cars weigh almost exactly the same, tipping the scales at 1170kg and 1172kg respectively.
These were to be our first two runs of the day and it gave Ashley the chance to get to grips with our private racetrack before he brought the big guns out later in the day.
Look out for the next 3 videos in our #CarsRaceDay series, which will be released exclusively on our YouTube channel over the next few weeks. Subscribe and be the first to see the videos as they drop.
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Hillclimb Race 1 - Fiesta St200 Vs Renault Clio Rs 200 Lux, Cars.co.za