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Audi S1 EKS RX quattro pitted against RC car

The Audi S1 EKS RX quattro had to face a new challenge coming from an RC car. Behind the wheel of the heavily modified S1 was two-time DTM champion Mattias Ekström who took part in a race against a kid “driving” an RC toy. As you can see, that’s far from being a regular S1 as underneath the aggressive body is a true beast powered by a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine unleashing no less than 600 bhp.

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It might not be a fair race but it was all for marketing purposes and also for fun for what turned out to be a video that has many in common with Ken Block’s Gymkhana series. At the forefront of the action-packed clip is without any doubt the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro with its massive rear spoiler and a six-speed sequential gearbox channeling the engine’s power to the permanent four-wheel drive system.

Slightly pulling the handbrake will disconnect the drive to the rear axle which will lock or brake the rear wheels, thus allowing the driver to better perform a handbrake turn. Built specifically for rallycross, the car tips the scales at around 1,340 kg and you can imagine it takes some serious skills to control the pocket rocket.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.