Drag racing videos have lately been taking YouTube by storm within the automotive style. No matter when you’ve seen Carwow’s sequence, Hoonigan’s This vs That, or the numerous others on provide, it’s clear that we petrolheads love an excellent heads up drag race. Fortunately, Mat Watson from Carwow has delivered one other straight-line dash to satiate our wants.
The rivals embody the Audi S3, Mercedes-AMG A35, and BMW M135i. So earlier than we speak concerning the video let’s do the numbers – that are all extremely comparable. Whereas all the autos have turbocharged 2.0-liter engines, computerized gearboxes, and all-wheel drive, the one large variations lie within the energy numbers; the Audi is essentially the most highly effective at 310 horsepower (231.1 kilowatts) whereas its German compatriots each have 306 hp (228.1 kW) every.
After a really disappointing exhaust soundcheck, the race proves to be simply as shut because the efficiency figures; the Audi got here up first, with the BMW and Mercedes ending in that order. From a standing begin, the S3 leaped into the lead and utilized its superior energy and traction to its benefit.
Together with its Quattro all-wheel-drive system propelling it to a simple victory, the intelligent Audi has one other trick up its sleeve; its gearbox upshifts for you even in manual-mode, which may show to be very annoying in several observe eventualities, however does forestall any likelihood of a missed shift.
Even from a rolling begin the place traction isn’t as vital, the spritely S3 saved calm and carried on to victory. The true distinction got here within the braking check the place the BMW gained its one and solely win – it took the Mercedes by lower than half a car-length. No matter whether or not you continue to suppose the Bimmer is the final word driving machine, the Audi produced a transparent general victory.