R35 Nissan GT-R and Tuned Audi RS3 vs Challenger Hellcat – Drag and Roll

January 16th, 2023

Leaving no room for doubt, this video documents a trio of fast cars engaged in drag and roll racing events. Japanese, European and American automakers are equally represented in this group that includes a 2018 Nissan GT-R R35, a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and an Audi RS3 sedan. Only the Audi has been modified to enhance performance.

With a twin turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine, the 2018 GT-R is capable of producing 565hp and 457 lb.-ft. of torque. Affectionately nicknamed Godzilla, the GT-R weigh in at 3,933-pounds and has an all-wheel drive powertrain with a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The Audi RS3 is an all-wheel drive sedan equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Tuned to burn 93 octane fuel, this RS3 can generate 554hp and 557 lb.-ft. of torque at a curb weight of 3,600-pounds.

A maximum output rating of 707hp and 656 lb.-ft. of torque makes the Dodge Challenger Hellcat the beast of this bunch. Powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8, the rear-wheel drive Hellcat is the heaviest entry in the contest at a gross vehicle weight of 4,436-pounds.

On a closed course, with professionally trained drivers, we are about to see which of these super-powered street machines is the cream of the crop.

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