Audi S8 vs Audi R8 V10 Plus vs Audi RS6: Which is Fastest?
It might seem silly to race the R8 V10 Plus supercar against a Wagon and a super sedan, but not when each of them is pushing out around 600hp. The R8 V10 Plus we already know to be ridiculously quick after it dominated the “Worlds Greatest Drag Race 6” against some hefty competition. A lot of that comes from that incredibly stout 5.2L naturally aspirated 5.2L V10 pushing out 610hp, but how would it stack up against the twin turbo V8’s powering the might RS6 and S8 Audi performance models?
That’s exactly what the guys at Top Gear set out to prove with their latest edition to their drag race video series. Granted, the overall winner should be easy to figure out. But maybe not as easy as you think. After all, both the RS6 and the S8 have a twin turbo 4.0L V8 that’s pushing out 597hp which is only 13hp less than the R8. However, the V8’s are pushing out 140lb-ft of torque more than the V10 which should give them an advantage off the start. All three use Audi’s famed Quattro all-wheel drive system so it might be a lot closer than you think, at least for the first 150 feet or so.