Drag Race: Audi R8 vs. RS6 vs. RS3 vs. S1 vs. RS2... and a Ducati Bike

Drag Race: Audi R8 vs. RS6 vs. RS3 vs. S1 vs. RS2... and a Ducati Bike 1 photo
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For some video, I forgot to subscribe to CarWow after discovering their Youtube channel recently. I could have missed this video, but thankfully it was in the related section of something I was watching. Big Brother knows what I want: amazing Audis with quattro and too much power.
It's refreshing to see what Mat Watson can do at his new job. We don't think we've ever seen him do a drag race. Sure, it's not as fun as Top Gear, but that's because the show isn't scripted... and fake.

In any case, the racing starts off slowly with a matchup of lesser proportions. The RS2, which started this entire RS crazy over two decades ago, goes up against the newer S1. Somehow, the newer yet less powerful car wins the race.

The S1 is not an RS car, so it's not relevant in this context. The cheapest RS model you can have is the RS3, which costs about twice as much when options are added to it. So, is it any faster? Yes, by a lot, plus it comes with launch control.

Speaking of which, the mighty RS6 performance that you keep hearing about doesn't have that function because of its conventional automatic gerbox. Mind you, that's a gearbox you might find attatched to the Bentley Bentayga's engine. There are plenty of other powerful cars without launch control, like the Mercedes-AMG S65, for example. But Audi's toy is nothing to laugh at, as you may witness in the video below.

We haven't said anything about the Audi R8. That's because we expected it to be the fastest. It has more power and it's not a freaking wagon, so of course it's going to win the race. So what do you do once you've had the best? You get a motorcycle from the company owned by Audi. Duh!

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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