Can An Old-School Subaru Impreza WRX STI Hold A Candle To An Audi RS3 On The Drag Strip?

The Impreza and RS3 are very different beasts and that’s what makes this a series of fun races

‘Officially Gassed’ pit a Subaru Impreza WRX STI against an Audi RS3 for a series of races

The Subaru comes with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 465 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque

The Audi RS3 features a a 2.5-liter, five-cylinder mill that dishes out 480 HP and 505 lb-ft of torque

The Subaru is mated to a manual gearbox and the Audi to a dual-clutch automatic. Both have an AWD system

The stripped-out 2,425-pound Subaru is 905 pounds lighter than the 3,330-pound Audi RS3

In the 0-60 mph round, the Subaru took 4.21 seconds. The Audi took 3.19 seconds with Launch Control and 3.48 seconds without it

In the quarter-mile run, the Subaru took 12.82 seconds at 109 mph and the Audi RS3’s took 11.51 seconds at 120 mph

The drag race and the rolling races also saw the Audi trump the Subaru, thus giving the German a 4-0 win over the Subaru

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