How Much Faster Is A New Rally Car Than An Old One?

With all the new cars being revealed at the Detroit Auto Show, we have to wonder just how much better these fresh faces are than their classic car ancestors. What better way to find out than with a rally battle? Ford Fiesta, meet your granddad, a 1980 Ford Escort Mk. 2.


We know that the Fiesta is faster, but if it was up to us whether we'd get to spend an afternoon cutting up tarmac in a Fiesta or sideways hooning in an Escort, it'd be the bouncy, fidgety, rear-drive Escort Mk. II every time.


Am I retarded, or did that video not address which car was faster? It seemed to be more of an opinion piece on nostalgia vs. new technology.