Because when you talk about cars that are made for purists, eventually the discussion will always end up at the king of the 500hp-hardcore-sportscar segment; you know, that rear-engine bug-eyed car with the GT3 badge slapped on its bottom.
It’s pretty clear from the get-go of this comparison that if the two cars were compared on a track, the Porsche would add another win on its long list of victories but Autocar decided to base their verdict after driving both the GT3 and the R8 RWS on the road.
And that’s fine because the Porsche 911 GT3 remains a superb performer outside a circuit and the Audi R8 RWS will get to reveal its natural talent more easily.
Both of them are powered by a high-revving naturally aspirated engine, both of them drive their rear wheels via dual-clutch transmissions but it’s somewhere there where their similarities end and the real digging begins.
On one hand, you have a proven mid-engine chassis with genuine talent and one of the most musical exhaust notes on the planet and on the other hand you have the universal weapon of choice that can cut you if you don’t bring your absolute A-game. Which one would you choose for a drive on the road?