Despite being two very different machines, the Audi RS6 Avant and Lamborghini Urus are more closely related than you might think. They’re both built on the VW Group’s MLB Evo architecture, though the Urus uses the same version as the Audi Q8, and they both have similar versions of the same engine. So they might be very different cars but they share some DNA. So the real question is: Which one is faster?
In this new drag race video, we take a look at the Audi RS6 Avant and Lamborghini Urus to see which is faster. Interestingly, both cars are the daily drivers of the people racing them. The RS6 is the daily driver of Carwow’s Mat Watson and the Urus is the daily of Yianni from Yainnimize. So who has the faster daily?
On paper, it’s an interesting matchup. The RS6 is the less powerful car, with only 600 bhp, compared to the 650 bhp of the Urus. However, the RS6 is also lighter (though, not by much) and more aerodynamic, which helps negate its power deficit. The RS6 is also quite a bit cheaper, which makes it more of a bargain but that doesn’t help its performance on the drag strip.
At the end of the day, the Audi RS6 Avant is faster in the real world. In the standing quarter-mile, it was basically tied but the RS6 looked to edge past it by a hair. In the rolling drag races, the RS6 won both convincingly. So in all but a few odd circumstances, the RS6 was faster than the Urus in the Carwow test and it performed better in the brake test. So as a real-world performer, the RS6 Avant is the better car.
The RS6 Avant and the Lamborghini Urus might use the same basic engine and has similar bones but they’re very different machines. The Audi just seems to be the faster one.