This is what we call car wow sort of science. Let me tell you about this: car it's got a 2 litre, turbocharged petrol engine with 310 horsepower and 400 newton meters of torque drives all four wheels via seven speed: dual clutch automatic gearbox with launch control. This thing weighs in at 1575 kilos and it's quite expensive. Talking almost ' 000 pounds. Let me tell you about that: s3. So it's, a 2017 model year, so it's the pre petrol particulate filter car, which means it's two litre turbo charge. Petrol engine also has 310 horsepower, and it also has 400 newton meters of torque and it's, also driving all four wheels via seven speed. Dual clutch automatic gearbox with all wheel, drive what have they been doing with their time? I tell you what they've been doing. They'Ve been adding weight, you see that car weighs 1445 kilos so significantly lighter. Also, if you want one of those now today's price for that 2017 car 25, grand not bad at all, so we're gon na have a drag race, but before we do, please make sure you subscribe to this channel and hit the bell icon to turn your notifications On that way, you will not miss a single upload now before we get into drag race. Let'S just do a little sound check on these cars. So do they sound any different? No petrol particulate filter, a petrol, particular filter, let's see soft limiter. I wonder if i put it in neutral it'll, let me rip it up.
Nope well, that's, any crap let's see if that sounds crap go on rev up your s3. That sounds way better. Quick check guys has that s3 got an aftermarket exhaust or is that standard got ta be aftermarket? It should be standard. The guy said nothing has changed on the car at all. Oh my god. That sounds way better didn't it to me it did sound better yeah. Do you have a soft limiter in there restricting it to 4 000, but still sounded better anyway, which do you think sounded the best as if you you need to really decide? Let us know in the comments below anyhow: should we get on with us buying a new car then head to car wow, and my team will help you find your next car at a fair price car wow, your one stop car buying comparison site, we're both scrabbling A bit i was ahead, then he was coming back and now i'm pulling a bit, definitely pulling a bit into rest interesting. That was really interesting. I mean, i think the beginning was all about traction like i pulled ahead and you were bringing it back and then it seemed to me that this drive a little bit harder and start to build up a bit of a lead, the best race for a while Um both started really well, but you just were stronger in the mid range there and eventually pulled away yeah, no it's a great race.
So remember that is the pre petrol particulate car. This one has a petrol particulate filter on it, audi that's. What they've done they got around it by making this car stronger in the mid range i'm glad this won otherwise what's the point. So then what exactly happened? While the new s3 completed the standing quarter mile in 13.1 seconds, while the old s3 took 13.2 seconds? Okay, now we can have a rolling race, we're gon na do in comfort mode put the car into comfort. Put the stability. All the way on car is going to be in the normal drive mode for the automatic gearbox, basically like you're just driving along normally, you can do it from 50 miles an hour on the radio, no wrong channel one one platformer, okay, let's! Do this! Okay! Here we go three two one floor: it bloody hell. This took like forever. Now will i come past? He definitely kicked down better than i did, but this is interesting. Now look at this people look at this. Hopefully i can maintain this before i run out of runway very interesting, steadily creeping past and we're. Breaking this took forever. I'Ve got a distance warning, currently unavailable sense of view restricted. Oh, the safety systems are off brilliant isn't that great that that happens. When i was driving super quick anyway, like i was saying this took forever to kick down, yeah mine kicked down quicker when i had to leave initially but then, once again you came through slowly.
I don't know what audi seems to have done to this gearbox, but it seems more lethargic than it used to be maybe it's protecting the gearbox a bit i'm, not sure, but this definitely kicked down quicker. Okay, let's take the gearbox out of the equation. Shall we now we're going to do the rolling race again, but this time i'm going to put the car into dynamic mode, the gearbox is going to be into manual mode, so i'll just have to set that myself. Using this there we go i'm in manual mode. Okay, then let's do this i'll count it in three two one go now that was similar, then that pulled off just a bit better. But once again this is what's happening. That seems to go a little bit quicker off the mark and then this just has more grunt. Overall, interestingly, it changes up itself, so you can't fluff the gear change. I don't actually like that. I prefer it when you change up and if you don't, then it it up. It just adds to more jeopardy in the races similar thing again, then i think yours picked up a little bit quicker, but then this came past. I think so, quick from experience. I don't think this gearbox is quite as quick between the gears when you're rolling and obviously you are stronger as it showed there. As you came, okay it's, pretty clear that this is the quickest car but it's not the most responsive.
I think that one's a bit more responsive, could that be to do with the fact that this has a petrol particulate filter and that one doesn't i don't know let us know in the comments below what do you think driver of the old s3. I just want the faster car that wasn't very insightful let's move on. Okay. Finally, then we're going to have a break test when we reach the line we're going to do a full emergency, stop, we will see which car stops in the shortest distance we'll cruise, along at 70 motorway speeds in the uk, got my brake face on. I think that might have won normally i'll get outside to check, but not today, i'm gon na take his word for it. Let'S see what he says. What do you reckon? I reckon you beat me just i was gon na say the exact same thing. I reckon you beat me just um: we need a cameraman cameraman. What do you reckon so it's a clean sweep for the new s3, not much in it on the brake test, but quite a bit on it in terms of the drag race and the rolling races? Once you're up to speed actually in the uk, seeing as that one responds better in gear and when you're initially like pulling from about 50 miles an hour for real road driving, that's, probably a bit more responsive. But anyway, i hope you all enjoyed the video.
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