Yesterday's supercars aren't as good as today's family haulers.
We live in the golden age of horsepower. It is amazing to think that you can go into a showroom, and buy a family car that would embarrass the supercars of the '70s, '80s, and '90s. To show off its newest Superb 280 Wagon, Skoda decided to film a funny commercial where a group of guys are talking about which sports cars would win in a drag race. They bring up sports cars like the 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera, 1992 Honda NSX-R, 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB, and the 1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo. Then, one guy brings up the Skoda.
With a 278 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder, the Superb can hit 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. Compared to all of the supercars, the Skoda actually has the most power (tied with the NSX). With Skoda pondering a launch in the US, it is fun to see how good one of its cars really is.