Yes, you read that right, the Chrysler Pacifica is actually faster than the facelifted Toyota 86.
Now, we would normally keep the result a surprise, but it’s not often that a bone-stock minivan makes a case for itself on the drag strip, against a sports car, as this was the outcome posted by the folks over at Cars.com.
And to understand what makes the successor of the Town & Country quicker than the Toyota 86, we need to look at the minivan’s specs: the 3.6-liter V6 produces 287hp and 262lb-ft (355Nm) of torque. FCA also offers a detuned version of the same mill, with a 16 kWh battery pack, in the hybrid version of the car.
At the other end, the 2017 Toyota 86, which came to replace the defunct Scion FR-S, uses a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, which pushes out 205hp and 156lb-ft (212Nm) of torque, with a manual gearbox, while the automatic variant is good for 200hp.
There’s obviously a big weight difference between the two, but with the right driver behind the wheel, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the vehicle to place your bets on, during a drag race.