The Audi R8 (in the Performance pre-facelift version) with its 5.2 liter V10 is pleased to deliver 620 hp (462 kW) and 428 lb-ft (580 Nm) of torque. These numbers are lower than its electric opponent, but the R8’s weight is significantly less as well, 3,615 pounds (1640 kg). So, with all the numbers out, which do you think will win the 400 meter drag race, the Audi RS E-Tron GT or the EV family R8 in the naICE Drag Race´?
In short, and the question that arises is, which model would we choose? Combustion or electricity – this is the question many customers are also asking these days before buying their next car. The author of the article states that “we are not here to judge and take sides, and all we can say is that it all depends on the vehicle’s application. Of course, we need to consider many factors and, to make the decision easier, we also have a new informative (and mostly fun) video to share.’
The video comes from the folks at Carwow who decided to compare the two fastest Audi cars at start-up currently in production in a straightforward way. As you’ve probably guessed by now, we have a combustion-powered car and a battery-powered electric model. Which one is faster to get out of line? We can see the numbers first. On the right is the RS E-Tron GT with its two electric motors and a combined output of 646 horsepower (482 kilowatts) and 612 pound-feet (830 Newton meters) of torque.
It’s the heaviest of the two competitors at 5,174 pounds (2,347 kg), but is that enough for its gas-powered model to take the win? There are three drag racing in the video. All three were won by the same car, although in the final race, the gap was narrow at just 0.1 seconds. What is the winner? ICE or EV? Watch the video to find out.