Until a second-generation R8 came out, Audi’s only true supercar had little ...
Until a second-generation R8 came out, Audi’s only true supercar had little chance to out-sprint the Nissan GT-R over short distances.
Now, the top of the line R8 V10 Plus brings 610 PS (601 horsepower) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque to the table, which on the paper should help it get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 3.2 seconds.
The latest version of the Nissan GT-R is of course no slouch. This Black Edition model carries 570 PS (562 horsepower) and plenty more torque than the Audi at 637 Nm (470 lb-ft), and which theoretically should help it get to 62 mph in around 2.8 seconds.
You could say that Godzilla’s got the upper hand for the sure based on these numbers alone. However, being the monster that it is, it’s almost 200 kg (441 lbs) heavier than this Audi, which is like having Shaq behind the wheel and the dishwasher in the passenger seat.
As for who the winner was in the drag race, the guys from Car Magazine got some pretty interesting results once they floored a throttle on both vehicles. It seems one of them never even stood the chance.
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