Newer is at all times higher, proper? Properly, that’s precisely the query Mat’s right here to reply, and he’ll do it utilizing the assistance of a brand-new Audi S3 Sportback and a three-year-old mannequin.
Faucet the video to look at the race:
Let’s begin with the previous automotive, lets? It’s a 2017 Audi S3 Sportback, so it’s packing a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with 310hp and 400Nm of torque. This energy is metered out by a seven-speed dual-clutch computerized gearbox and finds its solution to the asphalt by way of all 4 wheels because of Audi’s famed quattro all-wheel-drive system.
The brand-new S3 will get the identical quattro system. And the identical seven-speed computerized gearbox. And its 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine additionally produces 310hp and 400Nm of torque… There’s a lot to be mentioned for ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t repair it’, however absolutely Audi may have squeezed just a few further horsepower from the brand new S3? In spite of everything, the all-new VW Golf R manages to conjure 320hp from its nearly equivalent 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine…
Fortunately, Audi has tweaked the brand new S3’s appears, however to inform them aside on paper you’ll have to show your consideration to weight. The previous automotive suggestions the scales at 1,445kg, whereas the brand new mannequin chalks up 1,575kg.
So, will the older, lighter automotive have the sting in our drag race or will the brand-new mannequin have just a few methods up its sleeve? Watch the race to search out out.
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