Audi RS7 Sportback Drag Races VW Golf II Sleeper, Destruction Follows

Audi RS7 Sportback Drag Races VW Golf II Sleeper 4 photos
Photo: Gumbal/YouTube
Audi RS7 Sportback Drag Races VW Golf II SleeperAudi RS7 Sportback Drag Races VW Golf II SleeperAudi RS7 Sportback Drag Races VW Golf II Sleeper
The Audi RS7 Sportback is the kind of family vehicle that you'll often find at drag racing events. And that's thanks to the mix between its 560 horsepower twin-turbo V8 and its quattro all-paw hardware.
Of course, when showing up at a velocity event in one of these Ingolstadt monsters that comes in factory form, one must expect to become the target of tuner cars.

In fact, I've brought along an example of this. I'm talking about a drag race between a pre-facelift RS7 and a Volkswagen Golf.

The Vee-Dub sitting before us is an Mk II that has come a very long way since it left the factory. That's because the machine is now animated by a 1.8-liter turbocharged unit - that's one mighty turbo, allowing the mill to churn out a meaty 730 horses.

It appears that the Golf retains its original front-paw configuration, which is why a heftier setup has been installed, while a partial widebody makes sure this machine can cope with the extreme velocity levels that engine allows for.

Heck, this VW looks like the opposite of a Porsche 911, but that's only for to a trained eye. However, those who aren't aware of the machine's configuration won't expect it to go like stink, which is exactly what it does. So yes, this second-generation Golf does deserve the sleeper label.

Returning to the battle against its much shinier VW Group sibling, we're looking at a standing start, one-kilometer run. So the maximum speed is the one that determines the winner.

Fortunately, you'll get to see the kph numbers for both toys in the clip below. And you should know that the rest of the video continues to show this Volkswagen showing Audis its posterior, with the list of competitiors for the compact including the brand spanking new 2020 Audi R8.

If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Andrei Tutu
Andrei Tutu profile photo

In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories