VIDEO: Audi R8 V10 takes on McLaren 570S and Porsche 911 Turbo

To be honest, this video from Top Gear seems to be quite old, despite having been posted yesterday. It features a pre-facelift Audi R8 V10, a McLaren 570S and a 991.1-generation Porsche 911 Turbo. So the cars in it aren’t the absolute latest and greatest supercars on the market but they’re still very relevant. And honestly, anyone complaining about the age of the cars is crazy as they’re all absolutely excellent.

On a stunningly beautiul stretch of twisty mountain road, Top Gear’s Ollie Marriage drives all three of those supercars back-to-back to see which is best.

First up is the McLaren 570S, with its carbon fiber tub, twin-turbocharged 3.8 liter V8 engine, 562 hp and rear-wheel drive. Due to its single-piece carbon fiber tub, the McLaren is incredibly light and rigid. It’s also smaller than the rest of the cars in this test. So it’s the one that feels the most nimble, the sharpest. It’s also the fastest by a good margin.

Next up is the Audi R8 V10, which packs by far the biggest engine. Its 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10 makes 540 hp and sends power to all four wheels. It’s the most stable of the three, the most sure-footed and the easiest to drive quickly. Though that does such some of the thrill from it.

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Lastly, it’s the Porsche 911 Turbo. Its 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged flat-six also makes 540 hp and also sends power to all four wheels. It’s faster than the Audi R8, though, thanks to its turbocharged torque and Porsche magic. Though, it’s slower than the McLaren and less exciting to drive as well.

That means the McLaren 570S wins the test. As far as supercars go, it’s the best of the three by far. Its’ not as comfy as the R8 or 911 during daily driving but it’s the absolute best driving car of the three.

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.