The Audi RS6 Avant is an absolute weapon in a straight line, but this video shows that it has no hope keeping up with the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo S and Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
The RS6 is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with mild-hybrid technology that produces 591 hp and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. It also utilizes an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to the ground through a Quattro all-wheel drive system, allowing the super estate to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in the low 3-second range.
There are few cars competing in the same segment of the market that are as accelerative as the RS6 Avant, but this video proves that if you venture into Porsche’s lineup, there are a handful of vehicles that can out-sprint the Audi.
First up is the Taycan Turbo S. It features a pair of electric motors that combine to deliver 750 hp on Overboost, allowing the car to accelerate with unbelievable ferocity. Then there’s the 911 Turbo S, complete with a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six rated at 641 hp and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque.
In this race, the Taycan Turbo S gets a slight jump off the line and for the first few feet, the Audi and 911 Turbo S are neck-and-neck. Before long, however, the 911 opens up a gap to the RS6 and as the speeds continue to build, overtakes the Taycan.