VIDEO: Audi RS6 Avant vs Porsche Taycan Turbo S — Drag Race

If you own an Audi RS6 Avant, you probably think your car is really, really fast. That’s because it is really, really fast. Sitting behind the wheel of an RS6, you can probably go days before you run into something on the road that’s actually faster. However, if you happen to come upon a Porsche Taycan Turbo S, you’re probably going to want to back off, as evidenced by this video.


In this new video from Archie Hamilton Racing, you get to see an Audi RS6 Avant drag race a Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the results are rather lopsided.


Under the hood of the RS6 is a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, which is a helluva lot. However, compared to the Porsche, it’s not so much. The dual electric motors of the Taycan Turbo S combine to make an RS6-dwarfing 750 horsepower and 774 lb-ft. Though, the Taycan Turbo S is one of the few sedans in the world that’s actually heavier than the RS6, tipping the scales at 5,246 lbs, compared to the still heavy RS6 at 5,031 lbs. So maybe there’s some hope for the RS6 yet?


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Nope. Off the line, even when the RS6 driver jumps the line a bit, the Porsche Taycan Turbo simply demolishes it. In fact, it’s not even close. It’s shocking to see the Audi RS6 Avant — a very fast car in its own right — get absolutely obliterated. Sure, we knew the Taycan would win before we even watched the video but the extend by which it lost was genuinely shocking.


It’s also a sign of just how fast the Audi RS e-tron GT is. Admittedly, the RS e-tron GT makes less power than the Taycan Turbo S, with only 670 horsepower on tap, but it’s almost as quick and would also destroy the RS6 Avant in a drag race. So as Porsche and Audi go electric, they’re also squashing their own existing performance cars.


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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.