Video of the Day: Audi RS e-tron GT vs Audi RS Q e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74583"] words: Bill, photo: carwow Mat from carwow takes on the surprisingly huge Audi RS Q e-tron Dakar (driven by Emil Bergkvist) in an Audi RS e-tron GT. I say surprisingly huge because I've only seen the RS Q e-tron by itself or against other similarly sized vehicles. It looks like to came straight from the movie Aliens. Will it be Game Over, man! for Mat and the RS e-tron GT? It's also interesting to hear the RS Q e-tron. Who will win...

Video of the Day: 2023 Audi RS 3 vs 1985 Audi Sport quattro S1

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73419"] words: Bill, photos: carwow This is the drag race of your dreams. Mat Watson takes on a former Walter Röhrl/Stig Blomqvist-driven 1985 Audi Sport quattro S1 in a 2023 Audi RS 3...legendary 5 cylinder vs modern 5 cylinder. The stats: 1985 500hp, 354 ft-lb torque, 2400lbs vs 2023 400hp, 369 ft-lb torque, 3473 lbs. Just looking at those make you think that the outcome of the drag race would be a known quantity but... Enjoy the race...

Video of the Day: BMW M240i vs Audi RS 3 vs AMG CLA 45 Drag Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70972"] words: Bill, video: carwow Mat Watson once again pits our favorite manufacturer against its German rivals. Driving a BMW M240i, he drags against an Audi RS 3 and an AMG CLA 45 S. It's a battle of 6 cylinder vs 5 cylinder vs 4 cylinder and a battle against premium German luxury subcompacts. All participants seem to have disparaging remarks about the RS 3 so how well will our hero fare against its AWD rivals? Watch below. [embed]ht...

Video of the Day: New Audi RS 3 Sedan vs Audi RS 6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70221"] words: Bill, photo: Archie Hamilton Racing The new RS 3 looks to be a blast and we can't wait for it to finally hit our shores but we can watch others play with them like Archie Hamilton. He pits the new RS 3 sedan against the Mother of All Bombs, the Audi RS 6 Avant. You would think that it would be a slaughter but you might be wrong. Ok...don't want to give anything away but I think one of the drivers may have been holding back but the...

Video of the Day: Audi RS Q8 vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67811"] words: Bill, photo: carwow American brute versus German elegance...raw power versus refined power...supercharged 710hp V8 versus twin-turbo 600hp V8. Mat Watson and his Spanish cohort go head-to-head with Jeep's brawny bruiser and Audi's executive super SUV. This RS Q8 may look familiar because it took on a *stifles laughter* Dacia Duster in a previous Video of the Day. Mat takes both through the normal routine: 1/4 mile drag, a rol...

Video of the Day: C7 RS 6 Avant vs C8 RS 6 Avant Drag Race with Daniel Abt

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64046"] words: Bill, video: Daniel Abt If you've ever wondered how the older C7 stacked up to the new C8 RS 6 Avant, wonder no more. In Daniel Abt's (yes, that Daniel Abt) latest YouTube video, he pits the two super wagons against each other. Thankfully, there are English subtitles for those who don't speak German. While the C7 has a lot of miles on it, it's been upgraded with ABT power as has its younger sibling, the C8. Both put out about 700...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 6 Avant vs Tesla Model X Performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62021"] words: Bill, photo: carwow As electric vehicle become more and more prevalent with the driving community, you will probably see more of these drag races. We all have seen the Tesla Model S blow the doors off ICE competitors and now there's the Plaid edition doing 0-60 in 1.99 seconds and with 1,020hp, the competition is shaking. This Tesla Model X is not a Plaid but rather the 778 hp performance Dual Motor. The hero in this race has...

Video of the Day: Audi e-tron vs Honda Civic Type R vs BMW X4 M40d Drag Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61961"] words: Bill, photo: carwow Ok this has to be one of the oddest assortments of vehicles to ever drag race. First up is the Audi e-tron. Not exactly a speedster you want to put up against the next contender: the Honda Civic Type R. Finally, the BMW X4 M40d. Electric AWD SUV versus ICE FWD sedan versus diesel AWD SUV. The e-tron isn't the S model, it's the heaviest by far, and people don't drag them because...well because who would?...

Video of the Day: Audi RS e-tron GT vs Porsche Taycan Turbo vs Tesla Model S Performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61522"] words: Bill, video: carwow A couple of weeks ago, we featured Chris Harris comparing the Audi RS e-tron GT against the petrol-powered BMW M5 CS...a battle between new and old. Today, carwow is back to the future with an epic drag race between the electric Audi RS e-tron GT, the Porsche Taycan Turbo, and the Tesla Model S Performance. We've seen the Model S in plenty of drag race videos beating the pants off traditional ICE-powered vehic...

Video of the Day: Watch an Audi R8 V10 run the 1/4-mile in 8.4 seconds at 169.81 mph

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60569"] words: Bill, video: That Racing Channel Tony Palo started out drag racing Hondas and selling some parts for them. He eventually formed T1 Race Development and became big in the Nissan GT-R world but then an Audi R8 V10 rolled into his life... Tony fitted a twin turbo setup combined with his company's own fuel system plus upgraded the transmission for the extra torque but never opened up the motor itself. The results? Zero to sixt...

Petrol vs. Electric Drag Race: Audi RS 6 vs. Tesla Model 3 Performance

While the rivalry may not be age-old, petrol vs. electric is one that has taken the front seat with authority these last few years. Given we're less than 48 hours out from the launch of the new Audi e-tron GT, we've stumbled across this video to remind us that Audi's current product offering also sports some of the best internal combustion cars on the market as well. With the immediate torque of an electric motor and no need for anything like spooling up a turbocharger, electric cars like ...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 6 Avant vs Porsche Taycan vs Porsche 911 Turbo vs Tesla Model S P100D vs Tesla Model S P90D vs Tesla Model S P85D

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56735"] words: Bill, video: Motor1.com Motor1.com had a little fun pitting two ICE cars up against the electric competition on a runway in Turkey: a C7 RS 6 Avant and a 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo in one corner and a Porsche Taycan Turbo, a Tesla Model S P100D, a Tesla Model S P90D, and a Tesla Model S P85D in the other. They took these vehicles through a 1000 meter drag race, a rolling race, and a brake test...standard fare it seems these days...

Video of the Day: Audi RS Q8 vs Lamborghini Urus and Tesla Model X P100D Ludicrous

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54688"] words: Bill, video: DragTime This is the first video I've seen of an RS Q8 drag racing and it's against a Lamborghini Urus and a Tesla Model X P100D Ludicrous. The RS Q8 has been modified by Excell and is pushing 800hp. The Urus is stock at 641hp. The Tesla Model X P100D Ludicrous has something like 778hp with dual electric motors. We've seen Teslas obliterate a lot of competitors on the strip so how will the RS Q8 fare? Watch below...

Video of the Day: Lexus LFA vs Audi R8 V10 Spyder Drag Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52111"] words: Bill, video: Lovecars I remember when the Lexus LFA came onto the scene. On the forums (admittedly a Volkswagen/Audi forum), it was derided by most but loved by some. But who really couldn't at least like a V10 beast? Well...I think most of us here would love another V10 beast instead. An Audi R8 V10 Spyder is lined up against the LFA and in this drag race between the Banana and the Grape, who do you think will win? Watch b...

Video of the Day: Audi RS Q8 vs Audi R8 V10

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50418"] words: Bill, photo: carwow Mat is up to it again and this time, it's an Audi Sport family feud. He puts the RS Q8 up against an Audi V10. It's not a V10 plus but it's had some work on it to put out the power of a plus. How will twin turbo go against naturally aspirated? I think you may know the answer but do you? Watch the video below and see. [embed]https://youtu.be/rucp4fyIKuU[/embed]

Video of the Day: AMG GT 63S vs Audi RS 7

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48571"] words: Bill, video: carwow You know the drill by now with carwow...drag race, rolling drag, and brake test from 70mph. The AMG has more power, more torque, and it sounds pretty darn good. The RS 7 is down in hp, torque, is slightly lighter, and sounds muted but it's also £50,000 less than the AMG. Plus I think it looks a lot better, in my humble opinion. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48572"] How will our h...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 4 Avant vs RS Q8 vs RS Q3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47940"] words: Bill, photo: carwow It's been awhile since we've seen Mat Watson but he's come back with a winner. Last time, he raced an Audi RS 6 Avant against an AMG E63, a BMW M5 Competition, and a Porsche Panamera. This time, he's in an RS 4 and he's challenging an RS Q8 and an RS Q3 in a drag. I know which one I would want no matter where it ends up. Watch all the fun below. [embed]https://youtu.be/AEKgLM8ZudQ[/embed]

Video of the Day: Fifth Gear Pits Audi e-tron Against Tesla Model X

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45919"] words: Bill, video: Fifth Gear It's a battle of heavyweights and I mean heavyweights: Tesla X vs Audi e-tron. Fifth Gear presenters, Vicki Butler-Henderson and Jonny Smith, go head-to-head in a drag race, walk around, road test, and finally a road course test. Which electric will win overall? No matter, I know which one I would pick. Watch all the action below. [embed]https://youtu.be/Mh9v7zludUs[/embed]

Video of the Day: 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant vs Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Drag Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45259"] words: Bill, photo: Lovecars Ok since yesterday's Video of the Day was a little controversial, how about a good old fashion drag race? Tiff Needell in a twin-turbo V8 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S takes on a similar powered Audi RS 6 Avant. It's a little wet but both are all wheel drive while the RS 6 Avant is slightly heavier. They run two drags with one model taking a commanding win and in the second, takes a slim win. So who won? Watch below...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 6 Avant v BMW M5 Competition v AMG E63 v Porsche Panamera

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44639"] words: Bill, video: carwow When it comes to Mat Watson and getting his hands on the latest and greatest, you know it's going to be fun. In this video, he takes the wheel behind an Audi RS 6 Avant and puts it up against an AMG E63, a BMW M5 Competition, and a Porsche Panamera. If you're familiar with Mat, he puts them through a drag race, a rolling race, and a brake test. So how did our favorite Audi do? Well...let's just say... ...