Drag Race: Skoda Octavia RS245 vs Mini Cooper S - Front-wheel drive feud | Autocar India
The Skoda Octavia RS245 and Mini Cooper S have championed the cause of front-wheel drive thrills. But which one is quicker on the drag strip?
Drivers: Rahul Kakar, Saumil Shah
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  • Siddharth Panigrahi
    Siddharth Panigrahi

    Are these quarter mile drag races??

  • Somak Aditya
    Somak Aditya

    VRS is love ... but these modern cars only require 1 hand and 1 leg to drive..

  • Raton

    Vw family ❤️

  • Nandit Areekara
    Nandit Areekara

    If the race was more longer Skoda Octavia Vrs would have gone a bit more far than the mini. Skoda 🔥🔥👌

  • hareesh hareesh
    hareesh hareesh

    Skoda 🔥

  • Sarwaaz Balaporia
    Sarwaaz Balaporia

    do a tata harrier vs mg hector

  • c j
    c j


  • Blackie Beast
    Blackie Beast

    Skoda fans like please😎😎

  • Chinky Arun
    Chinky Arun

    Skoda Owner proud


    Nexon vs sonet drag race sir

  • Shankar Balan
    Shankar Balan

    Try doing this comparo on a high quality curving hill road with hair pin bends and switchbacks and so on. And you ll clearly see the winner. No prizes for guessing that pure cornering and handling will be the decider. Even so, in the short sprint the Cooper will win. Its on the long straights that the RS wins because of the greater horsepower at its disposal.


    i20 turbo VS polo TSI


    Drag race video on i20 TURBO DCT vs IMT, please.

  • Nighil kumar
    Nighil kumar

    When VRS hits hard

  • Abhiz G09
    Abhiz G09

    Aweslme 🔥 Guys bring in more drag races of everyday cars !!

  • Kishorjit Singh
    Kishorjit Singh

    I like the skoda

  • mahi real vlogs
    mahi real vlogs

    Kiger ki drag race

  • Pratham Singh
    Pratham Singh

    Mercedes cla 200 vs octavia vrs

  • s ramanujam
    s ramanujam

    Waiting for a drag race bw Mini E and Octavia RS 245 when Mini E is launched in India

  • Priyanku Sharma
    Priyanku Sharma

    Most looked out for drag . Thanks!

  • We Too Can Do It
    We Too Can Do It

    Just realised now that autocar india has another channel called autocar . It is a british car channel and it has featured autocar india . Just confused which is the parent channel autocar india or is it autocar . infun.info/http/v-iy/h3-Wi6RyvnahidE.html link to their channel .

  • Asish Jeemon
    Asish Jeemon

    Creta vs seltos 🙏🏼

  • Nik DNA films
    Nik DNA films

    Big 👍 for Skoda..

  • Ashwin Baiju
    Ashwin Baiju

    Should've raced it against the JCW version of the Cooper. That would've been more evenly matched.

  • Jyothir Aadethya
    Jyothir Aadethya

    Autocar India..why don't you make another video where we can enjoy watching JCW Cooper S against RS245

  • Sanjay Vyas
    Sanjay Vyas

    Verna vs city please.. both naturally aspirated 😁😁

  • Prudhvi Teja
    Prudhvi Teja

    Quater mile?

  • Nikhil Sebastian
    Nikhil Sebastian

    I just keep waiting for each of the new drag episodes.....🔥

  • Naren Pillai
    Naren Pillai

    Autocar is the sholavaram airport near Chennai?

  • srujan saripella
    srujan saripella

    I wish skoda vrs was a rear wheel drive car😕

  • Prasanna Sarkar
    Prasanna Sarkar

    Octavia forever ♥

  • Savan Bhoraniya
    Savan Bhoraniya

    Bring such more videos like this 👍

  • Nikhil PR
    Nikhil PR


  • Mr Nobody
    Mr Nobody

    Octavia 😎

  • sreerag aryan
    sreerag aryan

    Simply clever 🔥✌️✌️🤩


    Another good drag race. Lovely #SkodaOctaviaRS245 & #MiniCooperS .

  • Nishant Sharma
    Nishant Sharma

    skoda octavia will win

  • balaji vaishnav
    balaji vaishnav

    Skoda always performance driven

  • Yash Kiran -1171
    Yash Kiran -1171

    Please do with the two monster suvs (fortuner and endeavour)👍

  • F1 Pro
    F1 Pro

    BMW engines perform better than stats.

  • SkyHigh Videos
    SkyHigh Videos


  • Ameen Hassan
    Ameen Hassan

    Where is the nardo grey tuned Octavia ? The one which raced against a bmw 7 series stock model

  • Rishabh Bansal
    Rishabh Bansal

    Now compare, Mini Cooper jcw with this!!! 🔥🔥🔥

  • Brawel star Gamer
    Brawel star Gamer

    Kiger vs sonet

  • Karthik DK
    Karthik DK

    330i M sport Vs Octavia VRS please

  • FAME


  • Shubham Tripathi
    Shubham Tripathi

    obviously Octavia was winning

  • rohit srivastava
    rohit srivastava

    What a stupid drag race! One is a sedan and other is a hatchback. #Autocarindia I have huge respect but please don't upload videos just for the heck of it.

    • kosti narain
      kosti narain

      They are both hatchbacks

    • Autocar India
      Autocar India

      Umm, they happen to be the most entertaining front wheel drive cars. :-)

  • Amandeep Singh
    Amandeep Singh

    My dream and possibly next car (non-vRS though, vRS is too costly) after Rapid. And thumbs up for Autocar for a controlled environment drag race. Random youtube channels kindly take note. Never organize drag race on public roads.

  • Utham M S
    Utham M S

    It’s a no brainier, Skoda obviously

  • Pratap Patil
    Pratap Patil

    Skoda should launch performance SUVs

  • Joseph

    1:41 editing ♥️

  • Rishav Chandra
    Rishav Chandra

    Do the race of a hatchback ( i10 nios ) with a compact suv ( sonet 1.2L) as both have same power.

  • Deepak Renjith
    Deepak Renjith

    The fact is any drag race..if u have a skoda on the bench..result is pretty clear

  • Rajesh Nair
    Rajesh Nair

    Disappointed because I expected the gap to be much bigger

  • Shannen Milton
    Shannen Milton

    I just love these drag race......Pls continue uploading these kind of videos regularly.

  • Yiannis Hayabusa
    Yiannis Hayabusa

    Perfect Amazing Fantastic Exelent Magical ❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️




    You guys should have used the JCW Cooper version.. against vrs.. one special version vs another special version..

  • NAVY guy
    NAVY guy

    *was this a 1/2 Mile or Quarter Mile drag race ?*

    • kosti narain
      kosti narain

      Quarter mile LOL very few cars can do half mile in 14secs

  • Abhishek Sawant
    Abhishek Sawant

    Skoda Octavia is king car it's speed average is fantastic 👍👍👍🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Shashwat Varma
    Shashwat Varma

    Great video

  • Sagar Nalawade
    Sagar Nalawade

    You guys should have compared the 1.8 TSI Octavia.. anyways now in a month or two you can compare new new Octavia with the 2 l TSI 195 hp car.

  • Deepanshu Kalkal
    Deepanshu Kalkal

    @Autocar india do 245 octavia vs bww 330i

  • Riyan Shaikh
    Riyan Shaikh

    Simply love Octavia rs!❤️❤️❤️

  • Sahaya Raju
    Sahaya Raju

    Skoda RS has higher bhp and more torque than Mini which has only power to weight ratio to its advantage. Mini has a sudden burst of power while starting but Skoda's power delivery is linear at the start but working up massively thereafter. Skoda RS is 41 Lacs on road and Mini 55 Lacs on road. Skoda RS is value for money.

  • John Davidson
    John Davidson

    Though the Skoda is around more than a hundred kilos heavier than the Mini convertible, it has more power to weight ratio than the Mini. So it could pull over the Mini in this quarter mile drag race

  • Amlan Dutta
    Amlan Dutta

    Waiting for freestyle diesel vs i20 diesel

  • Prashant Murukesh
    Prashant Murukesh

    3 letters. DSG

  • Jigar Bhadra
    Jigar Bhadra

    drag races are going crazy 🙃👍👍

  • Ranjeet Bidanur
    Ranjeet Bidanur

    Inflate deflate strategy 😹😹 .


    Love the efforts u made to make this type of videos pls make more videos like this.

  • Vachan

    TURBO the winner

  • Sabari Kow
    Sabari Kow

    Škoda simply clever 🙏

  • Sanchit Rabadey
    Sanchit Rabadey

    Really digging this drag race series

  • Shikhar Choudhary
    Shikhar Choudhary

    @AutocarIndia Why don't you guys maintain a leader board for all the drag races you have done?

    • Autocar India
      Autocar India

      Once we're done with the series! More to come :-)

  • EA Sixteen
    EA Sixteen

    These drag race videos will kill autocar's competition.

  • Tausif Ahmed
    Tausif Ahmed

    Kindly add a list of all cars n were they stand.

  • YC!

    1:54 Look at him inside the mini 😂

    • Dhairya Goel
      Dhairya Goel

      Nice catch😂😂

    • Vraj Parikh
      Vraj Parikh

      That’s inside Octavia not mini 😂😂

    • Soham Patil
      Soham Patil

      Hahaha 😂😂

    • Nanda Kishore
      Nanda Kishore


  • pradeep sagwal
    pradeep sagwal

    Would love to see T Roc in drag race

  • suchethan rao
    suchethan rao

    Skoda is the king 👑👑👑👑

  • Rock Dugar
    Rock Dugar

    Is there any vacancies available for any enthusiast

  • christo b mario
    christo b mario

    Autocar plzz do creta and seltos with hurryburry its actually a thrilling dragrace youwhere do the dragerace btwn hector and seltos in that way you drag with creta plzz

  • Ameya B
    Ameya B

    Peak torque of Mini was achieved at lower RPM which predicted that it would be quicker off the line. Post that initial burst of Mini, Octavia would reel it in due to the massive BHP. Just as I expected!

  • Anurag Lakhera
    Anurag Lakhera

    Octavia is a powerhouse

  • Prasanna s
    Prasanna s

    Most awaited. But Cooper S was never going to win. You should have got the jcw.

  • Franklin


  • Shiv Vashishtha Bhargava
    Shiv Vashishtha Bhargava

    The Legend, wins! ;)

  • Ritika C
    Ritika C

    Swift vs ignis


    Which location is this?

  • aakashchoudhuri

    Octavia is bomb. It has higher power and torque figs. And we all know VW group's lightning fast DSG transmission, so no further debate on that 😁😁

  • Kevin Jojo Payyapilly
    Kevin Jojo Payyapilly

    Like rapid like Octavia

  • I agree with you
    I agree with you

    1:28 the driver is just like, bruh I'm in a skoda Octavia vrs. I know I'm gonna win.



  • Cruising Wheels
    Cruising Wheels

    Jcw should had been used

    • kosti narain
      kosti narain


  • Nithin Joshua
    Nithin Joshua

    Skoda octavia - The greatest car India has seen. The perfect blend of space, practicality, comfort, luxury, features and performance. In two words, Simply clever.

    • sriram pudi
      sriram pudi

      Did u have octavia

    • Shantanu

      @Quick tech too costly.

    • kosti narain
      kosti narain

      @Quick tech correct

    • Quick tech
      Quick tech

      What do u means did u forget abt the m340i which is manufactured in india.

    • Mithfer Ph
      Mithfer Ph

      But this VRS 245 not Ordinary octavia

  • paramveersingh bheela
    paramveersingh bheela

    The background music is just 🔥

  • King Khanna 7
    King Khanna 7

    Skoda has to manage its gear ratio tuning for VRS to make it more responsive gearbox in gearing should be fast

  • Minaal Naik
    Minaal Naik

    Waiting for the mini jcw drag race 😁

  • saswat mishra
    saswat mishra

    How about Skoda Octavia RS245 vs BMW 3 Series M340i

    • kosti narain
      kosti narain

      No comparison 🤣🤣BMW will kill it

    • Sahaya Raju
      Sahaya Raju

      @Car Mask Skoda RS 245 is Rs 41 Lacs on road.

    • Car Mask
      Car Mask

      Dude ig u joking😂😂 I mean octavia asks for 36L for 245hp nd M340i is 63L for 380hp It is very obvious that bmw is gonna win But 330i M sport would be fun as it is 255hp for 50.5L but still ig bmw is gonna win

  • Solicitor

    Octavia rs245 vs bmw 330 i m sport would make a terrific drag race... try it

    • Autocar India
      Autocar India

      No 330i media car :-'(