Drag race: 2014 Ford Falcon G6E vs 2014 Kia Koup Turbo

Just for fun we’ve put together a quick video showing the difference in straight-line performance between raw Aussie cubic inches versus new-age turbo tech. Specifically, a battle between the 2014 Ford Falcon G6E and 2014 Kia Cerato Koup Turbo.

Both are automatic, only the Ford is rear-wheel drive and the Kia is front-wheel drive. Under the bonnet the Falcon develops 195kW from its naturally aspirated 4.0-litre straight-six, while the Kia produces 150kW from its 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder.

Despite weighing 1756kg compared with the Kia’s 1390kg mass, the Ford does have a slightly better power-to-weight ratio; 9.0kg:1kW versus 9.2kg:1kW in the Kia.

What do you think is quickest?

Special thanks to GPEXEC track days.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.