What kind of deal with the devil did Audi's engineers have to cut in order to make a 4,497 pound car move like the 2016 Audi RS 7 Performance does? There is no way that vehicle of its size should be capable of embarrassing a Ferrari 458 Italia in a drag race, but it does.
Ironically, the man responsible for shaming the exotic with a family hauler is none other than Jason Connor of Hooniverse fame. I've experienced Jason's heavy right foot firsthand, so it comes as no surprise that he wasn't at all concerned about how the driver of the 458 Italia might feel about being bested by a hefty Audi. RELATED: See Photos of the 2016 Audi RS 7 Performance
The poor guy in the Ferrari must have been so confused when the RS 7 continued to pull away after nailing a hard launch. With 605 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, routed through Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system, it's no surprise the RS 7 is quicker out of the gate than the rear-wheel-drive Ferrari. However, it is a little surprising that the 3,450 pound 458 Italia wasn't able to catch up when using all 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. Sure, the driver kinda botched the launch, but even so, one would think the Ferrari would have been able to catch up. Instead, Jason got the RS7 across the line at 152 mph, while the driver of the Ferrari only manages 148. Maybe it was the window decals creating additional drag, or maybe those yellow seat belts aren't good for extra power after all. RELATED: See Photos of the 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Follow @boldride