Can The Audi R8 V10 Plus Top The Porsche 911 Turbo In A Drag Race?

An Audi R8 V10 Plus and a Porsche 911 Turbo drive into a drag race... and one completely destroys the other. No, that wasn’t the punchline to a joke. It actually happened.

(Did anyone even get the first part of that line, anyway? “Two guys walk into a bar...”? OK, definitely moving on.)

James Disdale and the guys from Auto Express took the two supercars out for a run last month, seeing which one would hold its own in a comparison of casual-driving quality and a head-to-head drag race. The video is better than my attempts at jokes, I promise:

Porsche came out with the new 911 Turbo and Turbo S last year (not to be confused with the other models that have turbo options), and the Turbo S recently went up against the Audi as well.


But the base Turbo model got its chance this time, putting its 540 horsepower up against the more-powerful Audi. The first seven minutes consist of breaking down the driving quality of each car, to which the Porsche loses out on engine volume but wins as far as its ability to be a more practical daily driver.

If you’re short on time and just want to see the race, head to about 7:00 in the video. It’s pretty wild.

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Who cares? I'd rather have the Audi. V-10 sound and proper engine placement in a beautiful shape that turns heads. Yes please. in fact I'll even take the R8 v8 over the Porsche eventhough it's much slower.