Our favorite cars from when we were younger aren't always the exciting machines we expect them to be. Matt Farah and Dan Neil decided to explore this idea on a recent episode of The Car Show. Neil picked a Ferrari 308 GTS while Farah went with the gullwing-wearing DeLorean DMC-12. Both are sports cars from an older era, and serve as perfect examples of misplaced idolatry.

Each host provided a modern machine to use in a drag race against the older vehicles. Lining up at the strip in his 308, Neil faced down Farah who piloted a 2010 Toyota Camry SE. To combat Farah's DeLorean, Neil called a 2010 Toyota Sienna SE into action.

We won't spoil the results, but you can probably guess which vehicles wound up victorious. Still, it makes for an amusing video, which you can watch after the jump.


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      KAG
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cool clip until Adam starts talking and makes it all sound retarded. Didn't know the DeLorean has no headroom at all.
      Jagmanbri
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bottomline- this helps us all realize how much performance cars offer today. We should appreciate it all before real cars get legislated away and we are transported by autobot cars so we can text and drive without fear!
        TVsKevin
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Jagmanbri
        It should at least tell us just how crappy cars were in the wake of government emission and mpg regulations. US automakers have finally started creating decent cars that have both performance and good mileage. Long way from the '71 Vega.
      johnnyichiban
      • 4 Years Ago
      A V6 Camry SE is not an economy car.
        ryan
        • 4 Years Ago
        @johnnyichiban
        U need the v6 for passing lol
        Elmo
        • 4 Years Ago
        @johnnyichiban
        Yes, it is. As I just explained, just because it's a V6 doesn't mean it can't be an economy car. It gets well over 30 miles to the gallon.
          hevace
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          An economy car is small, light, and inexpensive. Camry = fail, fail, fail (as an economy car).
        imoore
        • 4 Years Ago
        @johnnyichiban
        A Camry is not an economy car, period.
      kmanning83
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dude looks just like Anderson Cooper.
      Redline
      • 4 Years Ago
      First time I've seen footage from this show. Not bad at all! Might need to start watching this on Speed!
      Prestige
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why race the dumpy sienna? Why not race a 290 hp caravan.
        Thenewblack
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Prestige
        Because a 265hp minivan was all that was needed to smoke the Delorean.
      Hotsuye
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ya know the toyota sienna V6 has a 0-60 around 8.5 seconds and a top speed higher than 85 lol
      Actionable Mango
      • 4 Years Ago
      The DeLorean has no need to go past 88 mph.
      hopstf
      • 4 Years Ago
      If Ferarri 308 had sold more than 9 millions in US since 1983? You might be happy to see some of them in your town everyday! ...and Italian economy would have been better.
      Smilingoat
      • 4 Years Ago
      Toyota commercial... i'll stick to BBC
        audisp0rta4
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Smilingoat
        Best damn Toyota commercial ever...especially the public service announcement at the end reminding all Camry owners that they're still losers despite being faster than a Ferrari!
          Smilingoat
          • 4 Years Ago
          @audisp0rta4
          while they pretend that toyotas "are for old people" they go on to say they are better than supercars, even the minivan! i highly doubt they would have come up with this without sponsorship, which is clear if you walk it on the network.
        Elmo
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Smilingoat
        Yeah, because insulting Toyota owners is definitely going to get Toyota to sponsor them.
        Chris
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Smilingoat
        If anything, this gives Toyota a reason to NOT sponsor them, and if they choose to go that route I would applaud them. A lot of these car shows would not be possible without manufacturer support, so they're only screwing themselves by alienating a deep pocket brand like Toyota. And I'm sure someone who drives a Camry (don't kid yourselves into believing that someone who drives a Camry, especially an older one, is automatically not into cars because it's not true) and is watching this show won't take to kindly to being called a loser on national TV.
        Elmo
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Smilingoat
        Uh they never said they were better than the 308 and DMC-12 (which isn't a supercar). They just said that the Camry is faster and would most likely handle better than the 308 and that the Sienna would beat the DMC-12. Those are both true. The 308 had 70s suspension technology while the Camry has 21st century suspension technology. It was a great performer for its day, but it falls short to the most mundane of cars these days.
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      KaBoomBOX
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd still take the Ferrari over the Camry, any day.
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