Watch an R8 and G63 AMG race... with an RC car and drone
The Audi R8 and Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG are both powerful cars, and pitting them against each other makes for an interesting race. CarWow, though, wasn't content with just that. They added some unexpected competition for the two cars, in the form of a drone and RC car.
It's not just any RC car and drone, though. The ARRMA Infraction is a 4WD remote-control truck capable of speeds in excess of 80 mph. It weighs only 11 pounds. That's a massive advantage over the 2.5-ton G-wagon and 1.5-ton R8. However, the bigger cars pack far more power: 585 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque for the Mercedes against 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque for the Audi. In terms of weight, though, the drone certainly wins; it's a racing drone that weighs barely over a pound.
CarWow pits the cars up in three tests - a drag race, a rolling-start race, and a brake test. The RC machines have a massive advantage at the start of the drag races, but there's time for the cars to catch up. See how the real cars match up against some RC competitors, and against each other.