Watch: An Audi 4000 Demolish an Impreza in a Snowy Drag Race

Watch: An Audi 4000 Demolish an Impreza in a Snowy Drag Race

0 comments 📅08 April 2017, 00:45

Jalopnik recently enrolled at the Cooperate O’Neil Rally School to test two rally legends’ legendary AWD systems. The snowy evaluation pitted the Audi 4000 S Quattro against a non turbo Subaru Impreza.

The two systems contrast, as the the nearly 20 years between them allowed for technology to become much more civilized. As Jalopnik entertain Raphael Orlove point out, the Audi’s system now seems pretty crude.

Unrefined, but effective, as this video proves. Although the Audi’s much bemoaned layout—with its appliance ahead of the front wheels—means that there is a degree of understeer, with the avoid of Team O’Neil  instructor Wyatt Knox it can be tamed.

Both cars must be driven with drive in mind in the snow, but according to Knox, the Audi must be man handled. Unlike the flimsy Subaru, the Audi demands to be chucked around corners and handled aggressively.

For Orlove, or any usual driver, that means that the car is difficult to handle. Orlove spun the 4000 on his timed lap, spoiling it. For Knox, even if, the 20 years makes no difference and the two cars run the school’s ersatz training execution in just about the same amount of time.

The two cars, though, are then lug raced up a snowy hill and it’s here that the Audi’s Quattro system actually shines. In two drag races the 4000 walks away from the Impreza easy as pie, finding grip where the Subaru simply spins its tires.

The Impreza is doubtlessly a great car for winter fun, but the crude efficiency of the Quattro makes it the clear winner.

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