Which compact is the fastest?
Mercedes-AMG A 45, Audi RS 3, Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type-R and VW Golf R join the acceleration battle! The video shows who is the fastest!
● Since the new A45 was not yet available for the Battle, the old one enters A 45 with 381 hp on. Important for a drag race: The A 45 also has a fast-shifting dual clutch transmission, jump start and four-wheel drive.
400-meter race with a standing start
First race with a stalwart start: the Audi RS 3 is particularly well off the start line, closely followed by the A 45 and the Focus RS. The two hand-torn Golf R and Civic Type R drive head to head behind. By the goal of the quarter-mile stretch of the RS 3 is the first. The clock stops at 12.2 seconds. With 0.7 seconds distance follows the A 45, then the Focus RS with 13.5 seconds. The fourth place is shared by two hand-held compact sports cars Civic Type-R and Golf R. Both need a smooth 14 seconds for the classic quarter mile.
Rolling start from almost 50 km / h in the second
The second race favors the cars without launch control. Driving in second gear starts at around 50 km / h. And again: Advantage RS 3. With 480 Nm of torque, it is not only superior on paper. Although the Mercedes-AMG A 45, Focus RS and the Golf R lay down a decent start, the Audi mercilessly, overtakes and pulls away. Followed by the A 45 and the Focus RS, which is also the rolling start of the fastest hand-switched Hot Hatch out of the race.