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Abarth 595 plays David in drag race against Audi R8

Let’s say its sling wasn’t powerful enough

During its annual performance shootout, South Africa's CAR Magazine gathered a wide range of sports-, and supercars, before starting to match them in different setups.

For example, an Abarth 595 finds itself placed against an Audi R8 in a drag race. It’s like finding out you’ll have to have a sparring session with Conor McGregor. For a proper comparison between the two, click this link.

And because the Audi R8 boasts more than double of the Abarth’s power output, it would be somehow natural for the small Italian sports car to have a bit of an advantage, wouldn’t it?

However, here David proves to be just too small for this Goliath. Word of advice: if you’re looking for a fast car and you’re caught between an Abarth 595 and a V10-powered Audi R8, go with the latter.

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