Drag Racing Duel: Audi RS 3 vs RS 7 Performance

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Drag Racing Duel
Drag Racing Duel

In a recent drag racing video by carwow, the 2017 Audi RS 3 Saloon and RS 7 Sportback Performance showcased their distinct characteristics. While both vehicles differ significantly, with the RS 3 featuring a front-biased platform and the RS 7 equipped with a twin-turbo V8 engine, they share a commonality in their performance-oriented design.

The RS 3, powered by a turbocharged I5 engine, delivers impressive output, surpassing its advertised figures to produce 500 metric horsepower and 630 Nm of torque. Collaborating with DMS Automotive, the RS 3’s software tuning extends to its transmission control unit, enhancing the whole performance.

Drag Racing Duel
Drag Racing Duel (Credit: carwow on YouTube)

Despite its lighter weight and front-biased platform, the RS 3’s power-to-weight ratio poses a significant threat, especially in acceleration. However, the RS 7 Performance, equipped with a twin-turbo V8 engine generating 630 ps and 850 Nm of torque, holds the upper hand in power and torque.

In drag races and rolling starts, the RS 3 exhibits competitive performance, benefiting from its dynamic handling and agile nature. Despite its prowess, the RS 7’s superior power and torque propel it to victory in straight-line acceleration tests.

While the RS 3 demonstrates agility and precise handling, the RS 7’s advanced drivetrain and higher power output contribute to its dominance in acceleration. With each vehicle showcasing unique strengths, the drag racing comparison highlights the distinct characteristics of Audi’s performance lineup.

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