An Audi RS6 Wagon Beating A Nissan GT-R? Maybe.
Looking for a good race? Well the matchup of Audi RS6 and Nissan GT-R is certainly an interesting one. They both make similar horsepower and have all-wheel drive. But the RS6 is what you would think of as more of a family car, while the GT-R is a purpose-built performance machine made for racing and track driving. Even so, if you had them together wouldn't your first reaction to be to race them? But which car wins? You have to see for yourself how they really match up.
In a new video from Carfection, a 2017 RS6 leaves a 2017 GT-R in it's dust in a straight line. And what's even more amazing is that Carfection's Audi isn't even the new, 600-hp RS6 Performance model. It's a standard, non-performance RS6, with 553 horsepower. That means it's down 12 horses compared to the 565 horsepower GT-R.
So, after watching you would think it's a dead win for Audi, right? Well, think again. Check out this Car Magazine video from back in January 2016. It pits an RS6 (again, it's non-Performance with the 553 horses) against a 2016 GT-R making only 532 horsepower. But the catch is...this time, the GT-R wins decisively.
So what's going then? Well, it's hard to say. Drag races like this are pretty unscientific. All sorts of factors can help or hurt either car–imperfect launch technique, fuel quality, ambient temperature, and any other number of factors. If there's any conclusion to be made, it's that the RS6 and GT-R pretty much put up a close race.
So, the choice is up to you and your preferences. Would you rather have your 500-plus-horsepower as a coupe or a station wagon?