Did An Audi RS3 Just Beat A Lamborghini Aventador In A Straight Line?

Unless they’ve been heavily modified, like Boba Motoring’s crazy Volkswagen Golf GTI, hot hatches pose no threat to modern supercars.

That’s most of the time, at least, as one particular Lamborghini Aventador appears to have been beaten into submission by an Audi RS3 Sportback. The race in question took place a few weeks ago, and can be seen at the 3:27 mark in the video posted at the end of the article, which also shows a number of other drag races.

Normally, we wouldn’t have spoiled the result for you, but it’s not that often that we see a compact model being faster in a quarter-mile acceleration than a blue-blooded exotic.

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The driver of the RS3 Sportback had a better start and seems to have crossed the finish line first. He then celebrated the surprising victory by putting his hand out the window.

While the exterior of the German mega hatch seems stock, it probably hides some mods in the engine – or else we doubt it would have been able to keep up, never mind outgunning, an Aventador.

Unfortunately, there’s no info whatsoever concerning the modifications or the output of the RS3’s turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder. However, at 400 PS (394 hp / 294 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque in the latest iteration, the stock unit is already very powerful, pushing the car from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, and up to a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph) with the electronic speed limiter removed.

However impressive that might be, it’s definitely no match for the 700 PS (515 kW, 690 bhp) of the Lambo’s 6.5-liter V12, nor its 2.9-second 0-100 km/h acceleration time. Thus, logic dictates that the Audi must have been tuned to claim that victory. In any case, the clip makes for a nice viewing, especially since there’s no silly music – just the sound of the cars racing each other.


  • Thundersnow 463

    What happened to the shifting though? Seems like he shifted wayyy to early

  • Callanish

    If that GT3 RS couldn’t keep up, no way could even a lightly modified RS3 keep up with the Lambo. My take is the aventador got off to a horrible start and the RS3 is also most definitely packing a lot more fire power than stock.

    • Christian

      Why did you use the word “packing” ? Trying to say it got a big d ick?

  • donald seymour

    I was looking at a drag channel in the UK and everything was beating Lambo. No lie. It was crazy.

    • Philip George

      Blame the driver, not the supercar.

      • donald seymour

        Every Car? Come on.

  • Chuck Norris

    Anything can Beat Anything. It’s all about how well the tool your using performs and how well you use it. In this case a slightly modified Audi Beat a Lambo. The Audi isn’t crazy modified. There’s only a couple things you do before doing the exhaust. Which wasn’t touched on the Audi. My guess it was Computer tuned with a upgraded clutch and tires. They were running the 1/8th mile also. Keep in mind if they were running on the 1/4 mile the Audi would have been less fortunate on winning. If you had a professional driver in the Audi and a Rookie driver that can keep the Lambo going in a straight line. Rookie driver will always win in the 1/4 mile.

    So congrats To the Audi Driver that can race better then a Lambo Driver.

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