Interweb loves Ranger v Amarok drag race

At the time of writing this, more than 100 000 people have seen the video of our drag race between the 2.0-litre bi-turbo Volkswagen Amarok 4x4 DC and the 3.2-litre turbo Ford Ranger, also a double-cab with 4x4 auto transmission.

You can also watch the follow-up, where we raced the Amarok against the 2.5-litre Nissan Navara 4x4 (auto) and the 3.0-litre Toyota Hilux (manual).

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