Everyone loves fast vehicles – regardless of whether it’s a sports car, SUV, or pickup truck. The basic logic is that sports cars should be the most fun to drive, although that wasn’t always the case with the technology we have today. You can easily beat a sports coupe with a modified truck, for example. celebrating that, carwow decided to see what was faster in the standing-start race, which featured two sports cars from Germany and a tightly tuned truck from the United States.
It was a rather unusual lineup but all three cars looked pretty strong. There’s the Audi RRS with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a peak output of 320 horsepower (235 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque. That power reaches all four wheels through Audi’s Quattro technology. This sports coupe weighs 3,130 pounds (1,420 kilograms).
Next on the starting line is the Porsche Cayman sports car which also packs a 2.0-liter engine. It’s slightly less powerful than the Audi at 300 hp (221 kW) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm), reaching only the rear wheels. However, it is lighter, weighing in at 3,009 lbs (1,365 kg).
And then comes the surprise – the Hennessey TRX Mammoth powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with 1,026 hp (755 kW) and 969 lb-ft (1,314 Nm) of torque. Needless to say, power reaches all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. There is also a launch control function. Interestingly – since the race was filmed in the UK – if you wanted to import one car into the country, you would have to pay around £122,000, more than the other two cars combined.
However, as strange as this drag race may seem at first glance, it is actually a very close fight. Porsche is definitely the slowest of the three (at least in the first race) but the other two cars are really competing for first place. But which one wins? Check out the attached video at the top of this page. There are also rolling-start races, as well as brake tests.