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Drag race: Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster vs RX150 vs Peugeot 306 RX vs DS 3 Rallycross

June 11, 2021 by

The last time we wheeled out a bunch of rallycross cars, you loved it. At the time of writing this, you’ve collectively watched a 1,000hp BMW M5 compete with these purebred machines more than four million times…

Want to remind yourself of how it went? Go here first to watch that, then come back for the return of the rallycross racers.

Today’s road car challenger comes in the form of a Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster. Powered by a 6.5-litre, naturally-aspirated V12, it sends 750hp and 690Nm of torque through an automated manual gearbox.

Before we get to the other cars though, keep in mind the Aventador tips the scales at 1,575kg. Oh and you can actually win the keys to it, thanks to carwow’s good friend Yianni. He’ll explain more about it in the video…

Next to the Aventador is something that looks fresh from the finishing line at Rainbow Road. The RX150 uses a 1.0-litre four-stroke engine ripped from a Honda Fireblade superbike, which delivers a seemingly gentle 175hp and 103Nm of torque.

The whole RX150 only weighs 430kg though, and that power is dumped to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox, creating quite the recipe for rip-roaring acceleration.

Then we get to the full-blown rallycross cars. First of those is a Peugeot 306, with this particular example laying claim to a few championships in the ‘90s,, partly thanks to its 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 525hp and 700Nm of torque.

Those figures aren’t a far cry from the newer DS 3 sitting alongside it, which has 580hp and 600Nm from an equally dinky engine. Both weigh 1,300kg and send power to all four wheels through six-speed sequential gearboxes.

So then, can the Aventador storm the competition or will one of the thoroughbred rallycross machines take the latest drag race crown? Watch on to find out…

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