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The Audi RS6 takes on the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door and the Porsche Taycan Turbo

Drag race time!

31w ago

Between sportiness and practicality, some people don't choose. So today you can enjoy a new drag race between three German sports cars. And what's rare is that this drag race is not organised by Carwow, but by the Swedish team of auto motor & sport.

On one side we have the famous Audi RS6. This discreet yet powerful station wagon hides under its bonnet an imposing 4.0-litre V8 developing 600 PS and 800 Nm of torque. All this power is sent to all four wheels via the Quattro all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Opposite it is the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupé. This more practical variant of the radical AMG GT has a 4.0-litre V8 producing 639 PS and 900 Nm of torque. The car features a nine-speed automatic transmission with four-wheel drive. It weighs 2160 kg compared to 2280 kg for the Audi.

An electric car will also compete in this race against these two ICE vehicles. It is the Porsche Taycan Turbo. The saloon has two electric motors developing a combined 680 PS and 850 Nm of torque. The Porsche is naturally the heaviest of the lot with 2461 kg on the scale.

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Comments (4)

  • I like the AMG GT 4-door but TBH I’d like the E63s wagon/RS6 and £50k of fuel.

    One thing that drag racing journalists never show is the range before and after the drag race, in an electric car and that 1/4 mile probably cost 10 miles of electric range.

    Imagine driving London to Monaco at top speed, Taycan runs out of electric after 72 miles (30 mins), then needs a 4hr fast charge so at top speed every 72 miles takes 4.5 hours = 16mph average (12stops). Ice cars are a 5 minute fillup for every 150 miles (6stops) so probably 138 mph average assuming 150mph and 5m fuel stop.

    Whilst the reality is you’d drive the legal limit, and get more miles between fillups/charges the Taycan would need 4 charges = 16 hours as opposed to 3/4 fillups 20 mins.

    In my E220d at the speed limit and I’d be faster then them all not having to stop, may need a splash and dash at the end if I don’t achieve 60mpg.

    Tortoise and the hare springs to mind.

      7 months ago
  • I’d take the RS6 thanks. Having had the previous model I know how fantastic this is on the road. Plus being an estate gives you practically.

    Though I’d like the Porsche too tbh

      7 months ago
  • Wow! I need a ride in one.

      7 months ago
  • Honestly I don't care which is faster I'll take the RS6 because it's the stuff of dreams

      7 months ago