Pikes Peak is sort of a residence away from residence for Audi. It’s the place the well-known Audi Quattro made the model well-known in America with the fearless Michèle Mouton on the helm. Many years after that, Audi doesn’t do an excessive amount of official Pikes Peak work anymore. That hasn’t stopped fans from working their very own Audis up the famed mountain go, although. On this new video, we get a cockpit view of a Pikes Peak run achieved in a modified Audi S3 with fog so dense we don’t understand how the motive force survived.
The Audi S3 on this video boasts 500 hp and all of it’s despatched to the front-wheels. Why is it front-wheel drive as a substitute of all-wheel drive, like S3s are alleged to be? As a result of this automotive is designed to take the Pikes Peak file for front-wheel drive automobiles. So it’s been modified to only energy its entrance wheels and make much more energy than regular.
Admittedly, the run we see on this video is only a take a look at run for Bluewater, the corporate that’s constructed the Pikes Peak-tackling Audi S3. Usually, in circumstances comparable to these on this video drivers will pull out. However it’s extraordinarily tough to get the prospect to run Pikes Peak with out the general public on the highway. In order that they couldn’t afford to attend for one more probability.
So regardless of the 32-degree (Fahrenheit) temperatures, moist tarmac and extremely dense fog, driver Robb Holland pressed on the 500 hp Audi S3. I’m undecided how, as a result of simply watching the video makes me nervous. At some factors, the fog appears so dense that visibility is proscribed to about 10 toes. At very excessive velocity, via blind hairpins with death-guaranteeing drop-offs, driving via that kind of fog looks like a nasty thought.
Nonetheless, it’s an superior video to look at for the spectacular driving ability and the kick-ass noise the 500 hp S3 makes.
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