Drag racing: new Audi RS3 vs old Mitsubishi Evo 8

Drag racing: new Audi RS3 vs old Mitsubishi Evo 8

October 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A video has been posted on the Hoonigan YouTube channel showing the race between the powerful Japanese Mitsubishi Evo 8 sedan (produced from 2003 to 2005) and the more modern Audi RS3.

There are many noteworthy vehicles in the Mitsubishi lineup, one of which is the 8th generation Mitsubishi Evo, which is a more powerful version of the Lancer sedan.

A team from the Hoonigan YouTube channel tried to point out when asked whether the aging Mitsubishi Evo 8 (the model was produced from 2003 to 2005) can compete with the more modern Audi RS3 sedan.

It is worth noting that in its standard form, a Japanese “charged” sedan would still lose this race, but the Evo 8 that races in a straight line is not your usual performance of the iconic car.

It has been heavily modified – its engine, which has received a pair of powerful turbochargers, can now produce 800 horsepower, in addition, the total weight of the car has been greatly reduced. According to the owner of the car, after all the work, the car began to weigh 1,315 kg. The sedan is also equipped with a 5-speed sync gearbox.

The Audi RS3, on the other hand, also has an 800-horsepower turbocharged engine, but unlike the Japanese car it is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The car from Audi has a clear gear change advantage, but it is also much heavier than the Evo 8 – it weighs 1,542 kg.

Both cars are very powerful, both are equipped with an all-wheel drive system. But who will be able to win this race of generations?

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote about the race between the Honda Civic Type R and the VW Golf GTI TCR. A YouTuBe channel captures a straight race between the high-performance Honda Civic Type R hatchbacks and the VW Golf GTI TCR. Both contenders for victory are equipped with engines of approximately the same power. The result of the race can be surprising.