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Skoda drag races the 276bhp Superb TSI against various supercar classics

Skoda has decided to showcase the Superb hatch and estate in a video that sees it go up against legendary supercars of yesteryear. No prizes for guessing the winner.

The YouTube shows the Superb TSI 280PS take on a variety of classics in a drag race, including a Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari 308 GTB, Lotus Esprit, Honda NSX and a 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera.

Suffice to say, Skoda was never going to release a video where it lost and so it’s no surprise you see the estate version of the Superb TSI 280PS disappear into the distance, with its aging supercar rivals left miles behind.

While it may be impressive to say your family runaround is faster than a supercar, it was never going to be a fair race given their collective age is well over a century and we live in a time where the family-oriented Ford Focus can hit 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds.

The Skoda Superb 2.0 TSI 280PS is named so because its four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol outputs 280PS, which equates to 276bhp ─ the same amount as a Nissan Skyline R34. This allows it to go from 0-62mph in 5.8 seconds.

Sceptical hat off for a second, it’s nice to see the cars of old getting a bit of attention and, at the very least, the marketing highlights just how bloody far cars have come, be that in terms of fuel economy, performance and comfort. Plus the Superb is, you know, superb, as Rory Reid found out.

Prices start from £31,445 for the Skoda Superb Hatch 2.0 TSI 280PS and £32,745 for the Estate version and both come with 18-inch alloy wheels, navigation, leather upholstery and heated seats. The engine is available on SE L Executive, SportLine and Laurin & Klement trim levels.

Video: Skoda Superb 280 acceleration test


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