Drag race: Audi RS3 vs Mercedes AMG A45 vs BMW M2 Competition vs Porsche Cayman GTS vs VW Golf R

November 26, 2021 by

If you want a fast car for the drag strip, are you better off with a hot hatchback or a full on sports car? Well today we find out.

Check out our drag race video below to find out which is the fastest out of these 5 cars.

Audi RS3

First to the start line in this race we have the Audi RS3. It has a 2.5-litre 5 cylinder turbocharged engine with 400hp and 500nm of torque. This is fed to all 4 wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. It weighs in at 1,570kg.

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Mercedes AMG A45

Powering the Mercedes AMG A45 is a 2.0-litre 4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine putting out 420hp and 500nm of torque. It also has all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic gearbox. It’s slightly heavier than the Audi, coming in at 1,625kg.

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BMW M2 Competition

The first of the sports cars today, the BMW M2 Competition has a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six engine. This puts out 410hp and 550nm of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The BMW tips the scales at 1,575kg.

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Porsche Cayman GTS

Next up we have the lightest car here, coming in at 1,480kg. To fling it down the 1/4 mile it has a 4.0 flat-six engine with 400hp and 420nm of torque. This goes to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

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Volkswagen Golf R

Last but not least, we have the Volkswagen Golf R. It has a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 320hp and 420nm of torque. This goes through a seven-speed automatic gearbox to all four wheels. The Golf weighs in at 1,550kg.

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So who will win this drag race? You’ll have to watch the video to find out…