Drag race is always exciting to see when you are a spectator in the field. But even if you only watch it on the internet, it can still be just as exciting. On the drag strip, people only care about speed, the type of vehicle doesn’t matter. It can be SUVs vs sports cars, superbikes vs supercars, or even warplanes vs F1 cars. As for an Audi RS3 against a Porsche 911 GT2 RS in a backward race, this kind of battle doesn’t happen often.
In this fight, all-electric Audi RS3 showed its true performance in running backwards. Previously, the exact same Audi had raced the exact same Porsche plus a Lamborghini Huracán Performante in a normal drag race and it won. What is not too surprising is that the 1180-HP EV monster won again in this latest unconventional battle.
The Audi is a great backward runner. It can go as fast as when it runs forward, thanks to its less-complex electric powertrain compared to the rival 911 GT2 RS. However, winning or losing here actually depends on the driver, whether or not he can control big power and high reverse speed while facing the opposite direction. In this particukar race, we can say.. yes, he can.. or maybe not.
You can think less about that factor anyway, especially when you begin watching the drag race video. It will present you with a battle flavored with fear coming from the two drivers and their crews. At the same time you will be able to feel their excitement and tension in every second of sprint where both cars quickly hit 62 mph. All of this is packed in a very dramatic competition.
Having a power advantage over the 700-HP Porsche, the Audi’s victory was quite predictable. But if you think the acceleration party will stop right after the race, you’re wrong. It continued with several additional runs for more adrenaline-pumping experience, as well as a perfect victory for the RS3 with a reverse speed going beyond 200 km/h, because they think that wasn’t fast enough.
Source: Daniel Abt