Audi RS6 Performance Tries To Beat 2017 Nissan GT-R Again And Again

Since all-wheel drive systems do a lot more than just help a car take off the line with limited traction loss, it’s about time we saw how Audi‘s super estate matches up with the new GT-R when the surface they’re racing on isn’t dry.

Regardless of how impressive the Audi can be, on paper it’s the Nissan that’s actually quicker by almost a full second in the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint. To realize just how staggering that is, imagine that the 605 PS (597 HP), 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) RS6 Performance will hit 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds, whereas the 570 PS (562 HP) 2017 GT-R needs about 2.8 seconds.

That being said, if you weren’t all that impressed with the RS6 before, seeing this flagship Performance-spec model take on against one of the fastest-accelerating cars in the world might just make a fan out of you.

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  • Lyonel Baratheon

    very interesting drag race – 3 sec.
    nice!

  • Six_Tymes

    i hope the new gen GTR ruins everyone, again

  • TheBelltower

    The hell kind of lame race is this? Kudos to the GT-R for beating a station wagon in a 1/16th-mile drag race.

  • Matt

    On a half mile venue the RS6 would win… the GT-R’s trump card is its launch.

    • Kaisuke971

      This comment would’ve made sense if it wasn’t an RS6… It’s basically the same type of car but for families, with less extreme performances. The GT-R would take it in any kind of way possible.

  • RS6 Performance Wagon Lover

    The RS6 is still a better all-rounder.

  • Jim Ragland

    Scratching my head….

  • General. Koofta

    Gee, I think the pavement was too wide for this race. Come over to my driveway next time!

  • Mokes Oz

    The Audi is so sexy. And the Nissan is still not good looking one never will.

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