Drag race | Audi RS6 v Lamborghini Urus

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RS6 vs Urus
RS6 vs Urus

• The Audi RS6 lines up against the Lamborghini Urus. 

• Both performance cars are powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. But the Lambo boasts slightly more power and torque. 

• It's the battle of the high-performance wagon against Lamborghini's first ever SUV. 


Another week, another drag race from the guys at CarWow and this time it's a family affair with the Audi RS6 lining up against the Lamborghini Urus. 

It's Germany vs Italy, and both brands are of course owned by the Volkswagen Group. And that means parts sharing, in fact this duo are powered by the same engine. It's a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and both cars employ four-wheel-drive systems. 

In the Ingolstadt-machine, the quoted power outputs are 441kW and 800Nm, while the Sant'Agata Bolognese SUV muscles in with 478kW and 850Nm. Can we pause and read those torque figures, again!? It's absolutely mental to think road cars have that much pulling power. 

But with great power comes great responsibility, and these are two heavy motor vehicles. Both weigh over two tons, with the RS6 tipping the scales at 2075 kilograms, and the Urus at a whopping 2199kg. 

The Italian's stopping power is made all that easier by the standard fitment of 440mm ventilated carbon-ceramic front discs and 370 mm items at the rear. 

The gearbox options are eight-speed automatic torque converters and both cars get launch control to power them off the line at a dizzying rate of knots. 

The RS6 has a top speed limited to 250km/h with the limiter removed and it takes just 3.6 seconds to reach 100km/h from standstill. 

The Urus, believe it or not, will hit 100km/h in 3.6 seconds despite its hefty weight and will tap out at 305km/h.

The Lambo has been on sale in SA for a few years and the RS6 is set to make its local debut later in 2021, amid much fanfare. 

High-performance wagons are unicorns in South Africa as the market has shifted completely towards SUVs. In fact, the high-performance SUV niche is now full blown with carmaker's clamouring to launch their latest models locally. 

The RS6 will sit next to the RS4 as the only two sports wagons available in the country. Let's not waste any more time and see who wins this epic drag race. 

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