Audi RS6 Performance Shows R8 Spyder How It’s Done

In the world of high-performance family cars, it is difficult to find one more more brisk off the line than the Audi RS6 Performance.

Powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine, the potent Estate delivers a rather insane 605PS (598hp) and 700 Nm of torque. When combined with all-wheel drive, a dual-clutch transmission and a capable launch control system, the RS6 can outsprint seemingly much more sporty cars, including its very own sibling.

Auto Express magazine recently pitted an RS6 Performance against the brand new R8 Spyder which itself pumps out an impressive 540PS (533hp) thanks to its 5.2-liter V10 engine and the results may shock you.

While to the uninitiated the R8 Spyder looks like the faster car, the RS6 actually beat it by 0.2 seconds to 62 mph (100 km/h), completing the sprint in a mere 3.4 seconds. What’s more, the big, burly estate maintained that gap up to the 100 mph (160 km/h) mark, showing the R8 that forced induction really is the future of performance.

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