It's race time.
As with most petrolheads, we love a good drag race, especially when an underdog tries to take on a more powerful foe. This video, posted by Auto Bild, shows an Audi RS Q8 take on a much less powerful 2.0-liter Toyota Supra. Why would this be a good race you ask? The Audi clearly has the power advantage, but out in the real world, things never go as planned, especially when racing two cars head to head. Nail the perfect launch, and the slower car can often take the race. In this case, there's a big difference in zero-to-sixty times, but the Supra is notorious for its hard launches, so let's find out what happens.
But first, let's take a look at what these cars are packing. The 2.0-liter turbo Toyota Supra packs a 255 horsepower punch and will sprint to sixty in five seconds flat. That sounds pretty good for a mild sports car, but it pales in comparison to what the Audi SUV has to offer. The RS Q8 is powered by a beastly 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 591 hp and 590 lb-ft. This allows this behemoth to sprint to sixty in only 3.7 seconds. That is a full 1.3 seconds faster than the baby Supra. The best part is that the RS Q8 can also tow 7,700 pounds, which equates to basically the Supra it's racing, plus a trailer, with weight to spare.
Now on to the race. As we can see in the video, the Supra engages launch control, with the needle hovering at 2,500 rpm. The driver of the Toyota gives three honks, and then both cars shoot off. It takes but a few seconds for us to see that the Supra is outclassed by a big margin. The Audi blasts past the Toyota, and keeps on pulling. According to the speed recording devices, the Audi takes a mere 3.8 seconds to reach sixty (close to the factory claimed time), while the Supra takes a full 5.3 seconds. Even with a three-second head start, the Audi simply cruises past and takes the win.
It was never a race.