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Watch an Audi RS 6 Avant Take on a Porsche 911 Turbo S and Taycan

Road & Track logo Road & Track 2 days ago Fred Smith
a car parked on the side of a road: Germany's three all-wheel-drive super tourers may look nothing alike, but all three can put down some impressive times in a drag race. © Motorsport Magazine Germany's three all-wheel-drive super tourers may look nothing alike, but all three can put down some impressive times in a drag race.

The Audi RS 6 Avant's 3.3 second 0-60 time might be a previously-unimaginable feat for a wagon, but, in the world of German all-wheel-drive performance cars, it is the expectation. Porsche, Audi's once and future rival at Le Mans, makes two such cars, each branded as a Turbo S. You can see where this is going.

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Motorsport Magazine brought the RS 6 to a runway to face off against Porsche's Taycan Turbo S and 992-generation 911 Turbo S. A competition between a performance wagon, an all-electric sedan, and a sports car with a half-century legacy may seem strange, but they are each other's closest rivals: all-wheel-drive grand tourers from the same company that provide completely different ideas of what performance and luxury look like together.

The RS 6 may be quick, but the results are unsurprising. The Taycan pulls ahead early, while the 911 and RS 6 stay together at the start. Almost immediately, the 911 gets its footing, and the drag race between the two Porsches looks quite a lot like the last time someone pitted the 911 Turbo S and Taycan Turbo S head-to-head. The 911 Turbo S completes the.62-mile race in 18.9 seconds on an unprepared surface, beating the Taycan, which clocks in at 19.7 seconds. The Audi is a little bit slower than either Porsche, finishing at 21.3 seconds.

The RS 6 is quick, but keeping up with Porsche's high-end grand tourers is no simple task for any car with the amenities and cargo space required of a luxury wagon. Of course, if beating a 911 Turbo S in a drag race is a requirement for your station wagon, the aftermarket already has a solution for you.

Via Carscoops

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