The hostilities were held by the gearheads over at TheMotoristSA, with the South African aficionados striving to extract every bit of performance from the uber-coupes.
Both the Audi and the BMW have dropped their V8 hears in favor of twin-turbo six-cylinder mills. The Ingolstadt machine comes with a 2.9-liter V6 packing 450 hp and 550 Nm, while sending its power to all four wheels. As for the Bimmer, the 3.0-liter straight-six of the M car also churns out 450 horses, while offering 600 Nm, all in rear-wheel-drive trim.
Of course, the quattro nature of the Audi RS5 gives it a serious advantage during the takeoff phase of the race, with the BMW going for the mandatory pre-run burnout to ensure the rear tires deliver maximum traction for the start.
What about the bigger picture?As an aficionado checking out this drag race, there are two questions that need to be answered. The first has to do with the machine that simply can't miss from such a velocity fight, namely the Mercedes-AMG C63S Coupe. After all, the Affalterbach coupe packs a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 510 hp and 700 Nm.
When it comes to the second question, this involves all thee slabs of Germany duking it out using a rolling start.
Fortunately, we've already answered both when talking about a three-way airfield drag race that took place last July.