G63 AMG Accelerates While Towing a Fiesta ST

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG tows a Ford Fiesta ST 1 photo
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If you were ever asked during a ludicrous pub argument if you can make a fast car accelerate faster without modifying its engine or structure in any way, here is an idea to prepare an original answer.
Step one: Take one small hot hatch. Why? Because they're reasonably fast and are pretty lightweight – you're going to need it to be as light as possible.

Step two: Get ahold of a lightweight trailer to put the small hot hatch on. Again, lightness is extremely important.

Step three: Get a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG and connect it to the trailer. Nobody cares about the 2,5 metric tons (5,500 pounds) of the AMG.

Step four: Profit!

This is pretty much what the always enjoyable Chris Harris did in the latest “Chris Harris on Cars” video from the Drive YouTube channel. He took a Ford Fiesta ST, put it on a trailer and got a piggyback ride on it pulled by a mighty G 63 AMG.

Is the Fiesta ST faster under its own power or are the gargantuan torque figures of the twin-turbo V8 from AMG enough to propel over 4,5 metric tons (9,920 pounds) in less time from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph)? Watch the following video and find out:

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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