You could say that this drag race is a battle between all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive, which is, umm, exactly that.
It’s no secret that Audi’s own supercar is one of the most enjoyable models in the segment; it’s the only one in the segment still offering a naturally aspirated engine (yes, there is also the Huracan), paired with one of the fastest shifting transmissions known to man.
The Mercedes-AMG GT S on the other hand is the first dedicated model Affalterbach made with twin-turbo power, employing the 4.0-litre V8 that’s been used in almost every model they currently offer. That’s not a bad thing of course as AMG’s V8 powerplant not only offers huge power, it also sounds rather good.
The entry-level R8 comes with 533hp out its 5.2-litre V10 while the AMG GT S packs 510 ponies. Both of them come with seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions, but the Audi is 55kg lighter than its rival and holds all four wheels responsible for transmitting the power on the tarmac.