By now, you should know that Audi has an extensive lineup. The A cars that serve as the base models of its lineup, and the Q cars that represent its high-riding crossovers. If you want something more from Audi cars, the S versions should serve their purpose, but ultimately, the RS models rest on top as the range-toppers in both price tags, aesthetic appeal, and performance numbers.

But how much do these RS variants differ? CarWow pits three RS cars in a drag strip to see how they match up in a straight-line race.

Gallery: Audi RS Q8 vs RS4 vs RS Q3 drag race

The contenders here are from smallest to biggest, starting with the RS Q3 then the RS4, and lastly, the RS Q8. Of course, these cars differ a lot, almost night and day, so let's see how their numbers compare first.

The smallest of the bunch, the RS Q3, is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine, which makes 400 bhp (298 kilowatts) and 354 pound-feet (480 Newton-metres) of torque. It's also the most affordable of the bunch at £53,000 and the lightest at 1,700 kilograms (3,748 pounds).

The RS4 Avant, which is an estate, has a 2.9L twin-turbo V6 under its bonnet, producing 444 bhp (331 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of twists. It's at the middle ground in terms of price and weight at £65,000 and 1,750 kg (3,858 lbs).

Of course, the RS Q8 stands as the heaviest of the three, tipping the scales at 2,300 kg (5,071 lbs). It's also the most expensive at £104,000. Of course, it has the biggest engine, as well – a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that makes whopping 592 bhp (441 kilowatts) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of pulling force.

The numbers are in, but which one is the quickest? Watch the video on top of this page to find out.