Imagine the agony of a Ferrari owner who just got humiliated in a drag race by a Toyota Corolla, and an ordinary one to boot. Well, that's exactly what happens in this video, but with a twist - both vehicles are racing in reverse.
Typically, the single reverse gear ratio of the F430 gives it a top speed of 51 mph (82 km/h). However, the Corolla powers up to 66 mph (106 km/h)!
How is this possible? The clever producers of the Japanese television show selected a Corolla equipped with Toyota's Super CVT-i transmission. The continuously variable transmission has no dedicated reverse gear. Within a given range the actual gear ratios are variable regardless of whether the car is driven forwards or backwards.