Drag race: Audi RS3 vs 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1

June 10, 2022 by

Can a modern, practical saloon really be quicker than a purebred rally rally car on the drag strip? Today we’ll find out.

It’s going to be an exciting one today, as we’ve got our hands on a 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1 rally car. Under the bonnet it has a 2.1-litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine with 500hp and 480Nm of torque. This is sent to all four wheels via a good old six-speed manual gearbox, and the. car weighs in at 1,090kg.

Taking on this racing legend, is Mat in a new Audi RS3 saloon. It has a 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine, putting out 400hp and 500Nm of torque. This is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and it has all-wheel-drive. It’s a bit heavier than the rally car, tipping the scales at 1,575kg.

So which car will come out on top in this epic drag race? You’ll have to watch to find out.

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