A twin-turbo V8 versus an inline-five and a flat-four.
We can’t deny it – this is one of the most unusual drag races we’ve seen in a while. We know Top Gear loves to pit against each other all kinds of fast vehicles but this new short drag race video takes that to a whole new level. Who would have believed a Porsche Cayman GTS, an Audi RS3, and a Mercedes-AMG G63 would make for a pretty solid lineup in a standing-start race?
Let’s see the numbers. The G63, obviously, has the largest and most powerful engine. Underhood is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with 577 bhp and 627 lb-ft of torque. On paper, the boxy SUV needs just 4.4 seconds to reach 62 miles per hour.
Next is the Porsche Cayman GTS which has a 2.5-litre boxer engine with 361 bhp. The German sports car maker estimates it can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds, which makes it half a second quicker off the line compared to the G.
Last but not least, the latest generation Audi RS3 also has a 2.5-litre engine but it’s an inline-five unit. With 394 bhp on tap, it’s more powerful than the Porsche but needs roughly 0.2 seconds more in the 0-62 mph sprint. A quick weight comparison clearly shows the Cayman GTS is the lightest car in this drag at 1,480 kilograms, followed closely by the RS3 at 1,520 kg, and the G63 at 2,560 kg.
With all the numbers put on the table, which one do you think is going to win? Obviously, we are not going to spoil it for you but will just say that, in our eyes, the results are quite surprising. Maybe it was the traction or the reaction times that decided the winner. Nevertheless, it’s exciting to watch.
Source: Top Gear on YouTube