We have featured several drag race videos of SUVs, superbikes, sedan and hatchbacks in the past. Most of the time, these races are done for fun and give us an idea about the performance. At times, the cars that are participating in the race, don’t even fall under the same category. We have seen races between car and motorcycles, sedan and hatchbacks or SUVs. Many of these races have been featured on our website as well. Here we have one such video, where a Volkswagen Virtus GT sedan competes with a Audi Q3 diesel SUV.
The video has been uploaded by TORQUED on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger talks about the technical specifications of both the vehicles. The Volkswagen Virtus is powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 148 Bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. The Audi Q3 seen here is a 2016 model diesel manual SUV. It generates 140 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The vlogger was driving the Audi Q3 and his friend was driving the Virtus. Race was conducted in multiple to round ensure that there is a clear winner.
The race starts and initially, Audi Q3 pulls ahead because of all the low-end torque and the manual gearbox. Virtus was right next to the Q3 and as soon as it got into the second gear, the Virtus started overtaking the Q3 from the other lane. The sedan slowly took the lead and maintained the lead throughout the round. It should be noted that traction control was On in both the cars and the AC was turned off for better performance.
The cars were lined up for the next round. Vlogger mentions, that he is not familiar with the clutch in the Q3 and that is one of the reason why he is messing up the launch. Second round starts and the vlogger manages to get off the start line a bit more aggressively. Just like in the first round, the Audi Q3 was in the lead for few hundred metres. After which the Virtus was overtaking and winning the round. For the third round, drivers swap the car. Vlogger was now in the Virtus and his friend was driving the Q3.
The race starts and this time, his friend managed to give a good competition to the Virtus. The Audi was in the lead till it touched 90 kmph mark. After this, the Volkswagen Virtus took the lead and maintained it. In the fourth round, vlogger asked his friend to turn off the traction in Q3 for better performance while it was On in Virtus. Even then, Virtus won the race. For the last round, vlogger even turned the AC On and even that did not help Audi Q3 driver.
Audi Q3 is a powerful car but, it looks like the condition of the SUV is not great specially when it is almost 6 years old. The weight of the SUV was also more than that of the Virtus and the design is more aerodynamic in a sedan any day. All these factors along with a powerful petrol engine helped Virtus win the race.