Drag Race: Ambassador vs Fiat - Blast from the past! | Autocar India

This is one for the ages! The legendary Hindustan Ambassador takes on the iconic Fiat 1100 on the drag strip. Which of these old-world heroes will sputter past the finish line first?

Drivers: Akshay Savant, Cyrus Dhabhar
Camerapersons: Anand Malepu, Dinesh Harale, Shreyans Chordia, Pradeep Bhondve, Pravin Bhondve
Drone: Nikhil Bollu
Editor: Rakesh Sargade

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  • Autocar India
    Autocar Indiaमहीने पहले

    Guys, tell us of your Amby and Fiat stories! And do like the video if you enjoyed it, subscribe to the channel and hit the bell icon for more from us! :-)



    महीने पहले

    Super brother

  • Syed Atif

    Syed Atif

    महीने पहले

    We need more videos of vintage ambassadors we loved it ❤️

  • Mohammad Saud

    Mohammad Saud

    महीने पहले

    You should do this more often.

  • akhil walavalkar

    akhil walavalkar

    महीने पहले

    Loved the Video, I learnt to drive in a Fiat Padmini Premier - column shifter... Still love the sound it made.. it's been with us through so many good times that we never sold it. It's still resting in my second home garage but sadly since we couldn't visit the place often it's currently not in working condition.. I am not giving up on it yet though... One Day man... One day......

  • VChung Singha

    VChung Singha

    महीने पहले

    5th gear was all the difference here, get a 5speed in the fiat, that will be real interesting.Looking forward to it autocar.

  • Susmit Sengupta
    Susmit Sengupta2 दिन पहले

    I really wish you guys make a special video on this particular Ambassador. Great paint job and royally maintained.

  • Gluttonous Manu
    Gluttonous Manu3 दिन पहले

    Still felt really bad that we have to give up our Fiat and Ambassador due to lack od space :/

  • Manav Sharma
    Manav Sharma4 दिन पहले

    I still miss my fiat 1100 / premier padmini....

  • R Menon
    R Menon11 दिन पहले

    Our pre - 1991 past. I don't miss it at all.

    SIXTH GEAR15 दिन पहले

    As expected 😅❤️❤️ I would love to have one of these

  • Arup M
    Arup M16 दिन पहले

    Kolkata still has a sizable number of Ambassador taxis. After Ola and Uber drivers stopped using ACs in their taxis citing reason of Covid, yellow Ambassador taxis got a new lease of life. Because you know, there is no match in comfort between Ambassador and swift Desire in equal conditions.

    NATIONAL NATIONAL16 दिन पहले

    King of indian roads

  • Rajesh Tm
    Rajesh Tm16 दिन पहले

    Amby is great car and it's king of Indian roads as well as people car. Now fiat is not that much popular still it's known as doctors car. Amby is unique car and known for its comfort , body power , royal look safety etc . Amby is always great. Hope our amby will come into Indian market soon with new style.

  • sunayan sahani
    sunayan sahani16 दिन पहले

    Ambassador is class

    ARJUN MUKHERJEE17 दिन पहले

    Mazaa aa gaya 😍😍. But my favourite was the magnificent Contessa Classic.

  • Nishant Sandhu
    Nishant Sandhu17 दिन पहले

    I think contessa should also be there.. 3no ka drag race dkhte maza aa jata

  • زيدان كريم
    زيدان كريم18 दिन पहले

    The cutest drag race ever.

  • Shantanu Hazra
    Shantanu Hazra20 दिन पहले

    Mumbai's Taxi Vs Kolkata's Taxi

  • kumarcvap36
    kumarcvap3621 दिन पहले

    That look on Fiat is match less even today Italians really do have taste in their design of cars

  • Kaustav DIY
    Kaustav DIY22 दिन पहले

    Amby the legend

    MUHAMED NAKEESH22 दिन पहले

    Ambassador best body build

  • R Varghese
    R Varghese26 दिन पहले

    Drag race out....Much awaited video..... Peace out..... 👍

  • Wandamehi Passah
    Wandamehi Passah28 दिन पहले

    Do a i20 diesel vs polo gt🔥

  • Nevil Sebastian
    Nevil Sebastian29 दिन पहले

    Majestic Ambassador

  • Salman Farooq
    Salman Farooq29 दिन पहले

    Never dreamed I would live to one day see India's biggest automobile reviewer upload a video on the world's biggest video platform of two cars from the 1980s in a drag race. What's next? Amby vs. Fiat 1100 in the BIC/KMS/MMRT tracks??

  • Subhakanta Sahoo
    Subhakanta Sahoo29 दिन पहले

    I see ambassador vs fiat.. My mind :- " our battle will be legendary"

  • Gaurav Passi
    Gaurav Passiमहीने पहले

    Loved the video. I've owned an Ambassador Avigo with the Isuzu engine. Looks and drives like nothing else on the road.

  • Dominic Stadlin
    Dominic Stadlinमहीने पहले

    The Fiat is a beauty of it's own...but the Amby is a class

  • Vishwajith K V
    Vishwajith K Vमहीने पहले


  • vincent charles
    vincent charlesमहीने पहले

    Ambassador is my all time life saver vehicle

  • Ab S
    Ab Sमहीने पहले

    What's next jeep vs marshal vs old safari vs gypsy , 800 vs martiz , bullet vs rajdoot ?

  • Ashwin S
    Ashwin Sमहीने पहले

    For sometime i thought the race was in slow motion. Then i realised that its not in slow motion

  • Pink& Blue
    Pink& Blueमहीने पहले


  • Rishabh Ranjan
    Rishabh Ranjanमहीने पहले

    Please do drag race between altroz iturbo vs i20 turbo

  • Rishikesh ayre
    Rishikesh ayreमहीने पहले

    Please do Tata nexon diesel Vs Mahindra xuv300 diesel drag race

  • Kartike Kumar
    Kartike Kumarमहीने पहले

    Hindustan Ambassador is Winner.

  • Si1v3r Wo1f
    Si1v3r Wo1fमहीने पहले

    The Fiat really did sound like a rally car!! 🚗

  • Harshit Mehta
    Harshit Mehtaमहीने पहले

    Plz do a drage race of honda amaze and maruti dzire.... These are most used cars...

  • Danin Wheels
    Danin Wheelsमहीने पहले

    The sound from that Fiat 😍❤️

  • CarMania
    CarManiaमहीने पहले

    Hindustan ambassador... brand is enough ❤️

  • Sachet Bhakuni
    Sachet Bhakuniमहीने पहले

    never expected, but loved to watch

  • MM 53 auto motive
    MM 53 auto motiveमहीने पहले

    Ammbi have 5 speed latest gear box fiat have 4 orinal speed gear box fiat was a winner

  • shawak singh
    shawak singhमहीने पहले

    Quite a race, Ambassador is the true king.

  • Ferdinand
    Ferdinandमहीने पहले

    Hi, where can I buy the fiat ? I have a penchant for classic cars.

  • Parth Desai
    Parth Desaiमहीने पहले

    A drag race you didn't know you wanted!

  • Salman Haider
    Salman Haiderमहीने पहले

    When cars Dont have real engine then it's waste

  • chandraprakaash bose
    chandraprakaash boseमहीने पहले

    Waiting for 1.4 L diesel fiat vs ambassador 2.0 L diesel...

  • Arsh Kumar
    Arsh Kumarमहीने पहले

    I still remember my dad telling me he was a rallyist back in 1980, I asked him which car, he said the padmini premiere fiat retrofitted with a column shifter, modded carburetor and a wider intake, I laughed so hard!

  • Gurarpan Sekhon
    Gurarpan Sekhonमहीने पहले

    The drag race no one asked for But everyone wanted

  • Mridul Das
    Mridul Dasमहीने पहले

    I learnt driving back in 2012 in an Ambassador ♥️ we had 3

  • Aftab Sheikh
    Aftab Sheikhमहीने पहले

    what about conteesa and NE118

  • Murali dharan
    Murali dharanमहीने पहले

    We expect more classic Indian drag races.....

  • Wungramkhan Horam
    Wungramkhan Horamमहीने पहले


  • Pavan Jeeth
    Pavan Jeethमहीने पहले

    Fun fact : The Hindustan Ambassador won the International taxi race hosted by BBC bagging the first place as the world's fastest taxi. The car was a 1990s make.

  • Abhijit Jadhav
    Abhijit Jadhavमहीने पहले

    I Like Both Cars👌

  • Ekansh Gupta
    Ekansh Guptaमहीने पहले

    Man love the classy colour. Cant imagine my grandfather used to assemble it.

  • Joseph Sebastian
    Joseph Sebastianमहीने पहले

    Indian muscle 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

  • Sam Yadav
    Sam Yadavमहीने पहले

    Not a drag race we are expecting but we want to see! It’s not about speed it’s about the time they were everywhere on the Indian roads and how they are still maintain pretty well! Great work! 🛣

  • Abhishek Raj
    Abhishek Rajमहीने पहले

    Ambassador needs a relaunch with some modern features. I would buy one for sure, the seat comfort, boot space, build quality are still unmatchable.

  • Rajesh Ch
    Rajesh Chमहीने पहले

    The best car The Strong car The flimy car The family car Hindustani ka car It's the only car which appeared in most of the Indian movies for chases,fights,explosions and more or less for royalty. If you punch ambassador your hand pains if you punch any car of now a days the car gets damaged

  • Shrey Kumar
    Shrey Kumarमहीने पहले

    ohh i miss my amby😔

  • Gary Bernard
    Gary Bernardमहीने पहले

    Can you do one more video comparing them to the premier ne118 and contessa

  • Introvert Rider
    Introvert Riderमहीने पहले

    I want to see drag race of maruti 800 vs alto 800

  • H T
    H Tमहीने पहले

    My Dad bought a Fiat in 1989 from Pondicherry Why Pondicherry? Because of less Tax 🤣 And Yes, having a Car then was a matter of Prestige and Pride. Just like CHETAK of 80's.. I have some profound memories of Fiat. Once the brakes got failed dur to loss of Vaccum. Fiat then in those days were fitted with a Strong Rubber kit which would create Vaccum and then Brakes would work. On the Slopes of Uttaranchal - (then U.P) while going on a trip to attend a Marriage, Brakes slowly gave up. My Dad had to Manuevre through a Handbrake and reached Saharanpur. Couldnt got it fixed so had to drove till Muzzaffarnagar and then got it fixed. Now when I look back, It looks like a Movie Story 🤣🤣

  • കടുവ Shroff
    കടുവ Shroffमहीने पहले

    Ambassador legend 🔥🔥🔥

  • 19-068 Saikam Teron
    19-068 Saikam Teronमहीने पहले

    Any idea where will i find any of these cars to buy?

  • Anish Mathew
    Anish Mathewमहीने पहले

    Go pro on these cars looks so amazingly weird… like who would have ever thought.. thank you guys

  • Tabzz Ahmed
    Tabzz Ahmedमहीने पहले

    Wish my grandfather had INstatus at those times....! So he could hve made right choice

  • Ramcharan Baishya
    Ramcharan Baishyaमहीने पहले

    My crush car

  • Skazi Mathew
    Skazi Mathewमहीने पहले

    Good job autocar teams🤘🍻

  • jerin jose
    jerin joseमहीने पहले

    Slowest drag race ever

  • Minakshi Lodhi
    Minakshi Lodhiमहीने पहले

    हिन्दुस्तान motor should come back

  • vineeth vincent
    vineeth vincentमहीने पहले

    bring LC70series review

  • jarved75
    jarved75महीने पहले

    Nostalgic. You know, Ambassadors and Fiats were used for racing before maruti came. I remember watching the races in DD on Sundays. Madras Cholavaram airfield was used as racing circuit in those days. And rarely we get to see a random fiat or Amby with racing numbers stuck on it on city roads, we would shout "Race car... Race car" with so much joy. Truly 'Ignorance is Bliss'😁

  • V Abhilash
    V Abhilashमहीने पहले

    Bro next time try to do a drag race with hindustan contesa

  • manish kumar das
    manish kumar dasमहीने पहले

    Once my Dad owned old Fiat ❤️

  • Lokamanya Rampilla
    Lokamanya Rampillaमहीने पहले

    I truly wanted both to win and neither loose

  • Sreekanth Seelam
    Sreekanth Seelamमहीने पहले

    I was young when I started watching this video

  • Yogesh Kumar
    Yogesh Kumarमहीने पहले

    HM no 1

  • arunav barooah
    arunav barooahमहीने पहले

    I am just glad the Ambassador made it to finish without the need for a service or fuel refill😭

  • Sachit Jatav
    Sachit Jatavमहीने पहले

    Aaj mujhe apne papa ki ambassador ki yaad aa gyi 😥

  • Gagandeep Sharma
    Gagandeep Sharmaमहीने पहले

    The Real Irony: They now both belongs to same company stellantis.

  • Sandeep Joshua
    Sandeep Joshuaमहीने पहले

    Once a Fiatian, always a Fiatian.

  • ritwik bhattacharjee
    ritwik bhattacharjeeमहीने पहले

    Amby is the Biggest Winner only.

  • Nikhil Kenavdekar
    Nikhil Kenavdekarमहीने पहले


  • Sheraz
    Sherazमहीने पहले

    Love to see those legends on road❤️

  • Johnson
    Johnsonमहीने पहले

    Woww .... My heart melted.......by seeing these iconic cars..... ❤️❤️

  • A for aml
    A for amlमहीने पहले


  • manoj kumar d r Manoj
    manoj kumar d r Manojमहीने पहले

    Best channel n my favorite

  • devashish mehar
    devashish meharमहीने पहले

    Beautiful cars ❤️

  • Jammy M
    Jammy Mमहीने पहले

    The exhaust sound of Fiat is still the best in a regular commuter car.

  • Dipanjan Modak
    Dipanjan Modakमहीने पहले

    Such georgeous beauties..❤️❤️ Granny's day out🍺🍺

  • Ravindran Abhilash
    Ravindran Abhilashमहीने पहले

    whosever is the winner ,both beat father time by a fair margin

  • Baruri Ashrith Sharma
    Baruri Ashrith Sharmaमहीने पहले

    My father first car fiat now hector

  • Darshan Raut
    Darshan Rautमहीने पहले

    What about Premier NE1.8 😎

  • BUZZLIGHT GameSpot
    BUZZLIGHT GameSpotमहीने पहले

    We still have Premire Padmini fiat 1100 1990 model. Up and running. Still feel so smooth to drive and God I love it ingnition sound soooooo much. 😍😍

  • REJI Revi
    REJI Reviमहीने पहले

    😂 iam impressed 😂 old is gold 🔥

  • Sam %
    Sam %महीने पहले

    fiat looks cute

  • Vipin Nath
    Vipin Nathमहीने पहले

    Tata Nano vs Auto? Which will win?

  • Poritosh Modak
    Poritosh Modakमहीने पहले

    First time INstatus

  • Arjun Raj
    Arjun Rajमहीने पहले

    Still more interesting than current F1 races

  • Vishnu
    Vishnuमहीने पहले


  • jagan
    jaganमहीने पहले

    We had an Amby Mark from the late 60s to the early 2000s... It had quite a history I must say. It had a stately black color with whitewall tyres.. In it's later days it was converted to LPG for mileage reasons..but kept breaking down since then. I fondly recall the long trips we had to our estates, especially in the rains. I used to sleep criss cross on the front bench seats while my granpa drove. I had high plans of acquiring it once I turned legal age but he sold it off. In its lifetime it witnessed 2 thefts, all my uncle's marriages and my parent's, an accident where it involved total brake failure in our fontyard and crashing right into the garage shutter, nearly brushing me, 1 or 2 bumps with stray dogs, and some body art on the back right quarter panel by me with a rock.

  • Ansh Arora
    Ansh Aroraमहीने पहले

    Never saw two slower cars on a track