You’d expect a purpose-built sports car to be much faster than a small hot hatch.
The 2006 Porsche Boxster – part of the second “987” generation – packs a 2.7-liter flat-six engine. Putting out around 240 horsepower, the engine is mid-mounted with and linked to a five-speed manual transmission. Apart from the car’s mid-engined, rear-wheel drive layout, lowering the top makes for a true sports car experience.
Our 2017 Ford Fiesta ST is a different animal as a hot hatch. However, the two are fairly close on power and torque. The 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder makes 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque. At 5,000 feet above sea level, that turbocharger can lend a favorable advantage against the Porsche’s 240 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque.
But today’s game show challenge isn’t just about speed. How does each car sound? In today’s video, these two cars square off in a rev battle alongside a drag race and hot lap. Will Andre emerge victorious in the Ford Fiesta ST over Roman in the Porsche Boxster? Check out when both square off on the IMI Motorsports track in Dacono, Colorado.
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