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Porsche 911 Turbo S Drag Races Audi R8 V10 Plus, Makes Fans Angry

Few sibling rivalries are sweeter than the one between the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the Audi R8 V10 Plus. And we're here to deliver a battle between the two slabs of Germany.
Porsche 911 Turbo S Drag Races Audi R8 V10 Plus 4 photos
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Both are members of the Volkswagen Group army and see their engines sending the power to the road with the help of dual-clutch trannies and all-paw hardware. However, the key similarities between them end here.

For one thing, the Neunelfer is the only major player on the rear-engined market, with this bringing plenty of benefits. Driving fetishes aside, the layout allows the Neunelfer to maintain its two-plus-two layout.

As for the R8, this is a member of the mid-engined class, sharing its V10 motor with the Lamborghini Huracan. Fortunately, unlike in the case of the first-gen R8, which was slightly kept on a leash compared to the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Germans decided to match the performance of the two for the second coming of the Ingolstadt supercar.

Of course, this means the R8 is more of a threat to the Neunelfer than ever and the drag race we've brought along for today turns this into a delight.

The 610 hp Audi duked it out with the 560 hp Porscha in a straight-line battle that took place in Germany. The supercars engaged in a drag racing event that involved half-mile fights.

As is the norm, the winner wasn't decided by the first car that crossed the finish line, but rather by comparing the terminal velocity of the two.

Fortunately, the piece of footage at the bottom of the page, which showcases the race, also includes the velocity numbers displayed at the end of the battle, which means you'll get a clear take on the matter.

As always, the aural side of the race can be just as important as the visual one, with the winner of the decibel battle being clear.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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