[Video] Skoda Superb goes against older but way better looking supercars image

This is an official Skoda advertisement so don’t expect the Superb, especially in its flagship 280 hp version, to actually lose against a Porsche and a Ferrari in this quirky acceleration test.

The Czech automaker is keeping itself busy – presenting the camouflaged Kodiaq – as well as organizing a race between the range-topping Superb variant and a range of classic supercars. There’s actually nothing in common between the Superb and those aforementioned automotive jewels, since the Czech model uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine packing 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to a DSG twin-clutch automatic gearbox and power is directed to all four wheels – and that will suffice to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.8 seconds before topping out at an electronically governed maximum speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

These numbers are actually pretty common these days, but Skoda reckons the Superb is nevertheless quicker than a plethora of classic supercars that “have festooned bedroom walls” for decades. These famous models include the Acura / Honda NSX, Lotus Esprit, Ferrari 308 GTB, and Porsche 911 Carrera. While being the “biggest and most spacious” Skoda ever, the Superb had its way with all of them in a short drag race. We for example would give up that Superb in a heartbeat for any of these classics – though the £31,445 Skoda Superb 2.0 TSI 280 might actually not be enough to do the trick.