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There is a lot of hype surrounding the first ever Formula E event in Saudi Arabia and this insane drag race between a Gen2 Formula E car vs a peregrine falcon has ramped it up even further.

Formula E vs peregrine falcon drag race

With drag races, there’s always going to be winners and losers. In this publicity stunt, veteran Formula One driver Felipe Massa went up against a peregrine falcon, regarded as one of the world’s fastest birds, for a drag race in the roads of Ad Diriyah. Although the video doesn’t show the speedometer’s recordings, the electric car is shown barely edging the falcon to victory. Check it out:

100 km/h in 2.8 seconds in Formula E Gen2 car

Gen 2 is the latest addition to FIA Formula E. Thanks to its cutting-edge technology, the car has a top speed of 280 km/h and 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. Plus, the car boasts a powertrain of 335hp. Its battery is a game-changer, able to last an entire race unlike its predecessors, equipped with batteries that last 45 minutes.

formula e falcon saudi ad diriyah gp

Photograph credit: Dailymotion

Ad Diriyah E-Prix begins this weekend

Saudi Arabia’s highly anticipated motorsport event, Ad Diriyah E-Prix makes its debut on Saturday, 15th December. The race will witness fast-paced motorsport action among 11 teams and 22 racers. Also, there’s a massive music festival happening to mark the debut, headlined by A-list artists, DJs and bands like Jason Derulo, David Guetta, Black Eyed Peas, Enrique Iglesias, One Republic and Amr Diab.

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