5 Supercars that are SLOWER than the Audi RS3
The Audi RS3 Sedan has been applauded as one of the best all-round sports cars of the last decade, mostly thanks to its 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine that produces 294kW of power and 480Nm of torque. Throw the latest version of Audi’s ‘quattro’ all-wheel-drive system into the mix and you’re left with a blisteringly quick 0-100km/h time of just 4.1-seconds.
However, it doesn’t end there. A local vehicle tester, Mark Jones, tested the RS3 Sedan doing a 0-100km/h run in 3.83-seconds. To put that into perspective, we’ve compiled a list of five cars that run the 0-100km/h sprint slower than the RS3 Sedan’s 3.83-seconds (on paper at least).
- The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (2012)
Featuring a 3.8-litre 6-cylinder engine that produces 294kW, the German coupe reaches 100km/h from standstill in 4.1-seconds, while the cabriolet gets there in 4.3-seconds.
- The BMW i8 (2017)
What would this list be without a BMW? The electrified exotic packs a turbocharged 1.5-litre 3-cylinder engine, mated to an electric motor, allowing the low-slung futuristic coupe to reach 100km/h in just 4.4-seconds.
- The McLaren F1 LM (1995)
One of the most iconic supercars of all time makes its way onto the list. The 6-litre V12 allowed the F1 LM to thrust its way to 100km/h in 4.1-seconds, thanks to the half-megawatt total power output.
Based on the Le Mans winning GTR, the LM struggled to break the four-second mark due to excessive wheelspin, after which it simply rocketed into the distance.
- The Aston Martin DB11 V8 (2017)
The AMG-flavoured DB11 finds a spot on the list with a 0-100km/h time of 4.0-seconds. Its 4.0-litre V8 produces 375kW and 675Nm of torque, as well as a R3 750 000 price-tag.
- The Ferrari F40 (1987)
Ferrari’s legendary supercar was driven by a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, producing 351kW of power and 577Nm of torque. Smash the right-pedal and it did 0-100km/h in 4.1-seconds.