See Audi S3 Vs. RS3 In 0-200 KM/H (124 MPH) Sprint

In case you’ve ever wondered how the fastest Audi A3 in the world compares to the 2nd fastest one, well, here’s a pretty straight forward acceleration test that should put your mind at ease.

But before we get into who did what, let’s check out the two cars.

The Audi RS3 Sportback uses a 2.5 liter TFSI engine, good for 367 PS and 465 Nm (342 lb-ft) of peak torque. Don’t ever think that’s not good enough, since this car can get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds.

As for the S3, it’s got a 300 PS 2.0 liter TFSI engine, which also puts down 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. In this video, they used the Sedan version of the S3, which can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds.

Now that we’ve got the numbers down, let’s pay close attention and see what happens once they launch themselves towards 200 km/h (124 mph).

Did you watch it? Good, because at first you may be tricked into thinking that there isn’t much between them at first, but make no mistake, the RS3 is a lot quicker.

The S3 does close the gap a bit while the RS3 is still shifting – like when one is doing 52 km/h (32 mph) and the other is doing 56 km/h (34 mph). If the camera angle would have been different, you would have been able to see much the RS3 would pull ahead, constantly.

When the RS3 finally hits 200 km/h (124 mph), the S3 Sedan is doing 179 km/h (111 mph). Even though on paper it doesn’t look like much of a difference, distance-wise it would be quite a sizable one.

VIDEO

  • pcurve

    rs3 sounds much better too.

  • Hugh Jorgan

    1,2,3, go…..drag races, rolling start drag races and gauge racing prove absolutely nothing.

    For example, gauge racing leaves a mystery of who is ahead at any point in the “race”, even at the end.

    DISTANCE TRAVELED OR WHO GETS TO THE END FIRST IS THE TEST.

2020 BMW M3 And Porsche 911 GT3 Prototypes Crash On The Nürburgring

The cars were involved in separate accidents which were remarkably similar.

10K-Mile Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MR Should Be On Your Bucket List

The Lancer Evo IX MR pumps out 286 hp from its 2.0-liter turbocharged four and, thanks to its advanced AWD, offers uncanny handling .

Aussies Beware: The Airbag In Your New Mercedes Could Detach While Driving

The recall includes certain 2019 A-Class, CLA and GLC models in Australia, sold between April 1 and September 30.

What’s The Wild, 402 HP Hyundai iMax N Drift Bus Like To Drive?

The Hyundai iMax N Drift Bus is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 powering the rear wheels.

Nissan Xterra Owner Almost Reaches Their Final Destination After Rear-Ending A Logging Truck

The driver escaped with only minor injuries.

Range Rover Set To Launch Its First Electric Vehicle In Late 2021

The model will be a mid-sized crossover that will compete with the Audi E-Tron Sportback and Porsche Macan EV.

Toyota Is Bringing A Solid State Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle At The 2020 Olympics

The e-Palette will become the brand’s first EV to use solid state batteries, which are much more efficient than the ones currently available .

Local News Reporter Jumps On Multiple Vehicles, Damages Others At Sacramento Auto Show

Angel Cardenas was quickly fired following the incident which has sparked outrage.

Toyo Tires Previews Six SEMA Builds Including Models Based On The Supra, Mustang And Bronco

One of the highlights is a twin-turbo Ferrari from Button Built.

Hyundai Unveils Nexo And Sonata Hybrid Land Speed Record Concepts

The models attempted to set new records at the Bonneville Salt Flats last month.