By C. Gnaticov www.carscoops.com
Construction on the Burj Khalifa started back in 2004 and it ended five years later, when it became the tallest artificial structure in the world, a record held to this day.
Known as Burj Dubai before its inauguration, the skyscraper was named in honor of the president of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and it’s a marvelous piece of engineering with a total height of 829.8m (2,722ft).
The Burj Khalifa has 57 elevators, with a capacity of 12 to 14 people per cabin, which can raise and descend 10 m/s (33 ft/s), so it is no wonder that a car manufacturer decided to see whether a performance model is faster over a similar elevation.
“You challenged us to a race we couldn’t refuse – so we delivered. In our latest Elevation Challenge, it’s a face-off between Burj Khalifa and the Audi RS7“, says the German brand in the video description. More info