Electric Audi RS3 overtook the Porsche 911 GT2 RS in reverseOctober 10, 2018
Audi sports team on the eve compared its own RS3 electric car in drag racing against a Porsche 911 GT2 RS. But in a classic style, the race seemed too simple to them, so the RS3 was moving exclusively in reverse, and most importantly, won!
Thanks to the Internet, we have already seen a lot of competitions in drag racing, and the most ordinary, and quite extravagant. A truck against an airplane, a motorcycle against a fighter, a bus against a sports car and similar competitions are no longer surprising. But we cannot say this about the recent Audi RS3 contest against the Porsche 911. Moreover, the Porsche is far from old and is represented by the GT2 RS model, however, the Audi sports car cannot be called normal.
In the competition, he adopted an all-electric Audi team sports car, built on the basis of the Audi RS3 model. According to official information, its power is about 1,200 horsepower. Earlier, Audi had already overtaken the same 911, and now decided to reach a new level.
The fact is that a fully electric transmission does not care which way to turn. That is, a reversing sports car can develop the same speed as the front – in theory. However, the question remains – whether the pilot can do it, and whether he can overtake the enemy, traveling, as befits a car, and he himself is moving only in reverse.
As it turned out – can! And it’s scary to look even on the screen. The Audi RS3 electric car was able to overtake the 700-strong Porsche 911, moving backwards in front.
It should also be clarified that the previous speed record in reverse was 1,627 km / h, but to win, the team had to significantly overcome this mark, setting a new world speed record. For this, I had to spend a few more test runs.
From now on, the official maximum speed when driving in reverse is 207 km / h. Apparently, soon, many teams will try to leave their own mark on history, becoming one step higher.