This Audi S6 Quattro Takes on a Lada Niva 4X4 in a Snowy Tug-Of-War
What is with motorcar tug-of-wars? The internet has seen an explosion of these games over the last few months, Teslas have taken on Hummers and now An Audi S6 pits itself against a Lada Niva 4x4. Despite the history of tug-of-wars which were a test of strength between two opponents, when redone with cars it simply comes down to a test of who has the most grip on the road. In this case, the Audi well and truly dominate the 4x4 who despite its chunky tires can’t get a grip in the super snowy conditions.
The Audi S6 is a powerful vehicle but the way it handles the slippery conditions hints that it may be equipped with specific snow tires rather than the Lada’s off-road treads. The Audi is likely to be a significantly heavier car as well. Online commentators have identified the winning vehicle as an older C5-era S6 that boats a 335-horsepower (250 kilowatts) 4.2-liter V8. This model is a pretty weighty beast coming in on the scales around 4,000 pounds (1,815 kg). The Lada is a well equipped 4X4 with a suspension lift and snorkel but it’s unlikely the compact off-roader would come even close in overall mass. Just remember if you do want to play your car off against another model, doing so may void the car's warranty and may do damage under some circumstances. Don’t try this at home folks.