Audi RS6 And RS Q8 In Fight Of The Fiercely Fast Family Haulers

The Audi RS6 and RS Q8 might belong in different categories, but they are two seriously impressive performance vehicles that can also double as everyday family cars.

To see which is quicker, YouTuber Archie Hamilton Racing lined up an RS6 and RS Q8 for a series of drag races from a standing start and a rolling race.

First, the stats. Both Audis are powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that pumps out 591 hp and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. Moreover, both have eight-speed transmissions and send their power to all four wheels.

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In the first race conducted in the wet and slippery conditions, it was the RS Q8 that got the slightly better launch. However, as the speeds started to increase, the RS6 was able to make up for lost ground and crossed the finish line in front of its SUV sibling.

As for the second race, it was again very close, but this time, the RS6 stretched out a more comprehensive lead and was able pull away from the RS Q8. The third and final test was a rolling start race from 30 mph (48 km/h), and once again, it was the RS6 that proved to be a little too much for the RS Q8 to handle.


Updated: December 5, 2020 — 11:40 pm

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