Poll: Audi R8 V10 Plus or Porsche 911 Turbo S?

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

When you have six-figures to spend on a vehicle there’s a world of models to choose from. If you’re after something ostentatious and speedy both Audi and Porsche will happily sell you a satisfying machine.

Really, it’s hard to argue with either of these companies’ top-tier offerings. The four-ring brand’s R8 is a lusty supercar with V10 power. Zuffenhausen’s 911 Turbo S counters with a pumped-up flat-six mounted in the rear.

Starting with the Audi, it’s motivated by a 5.2-liter V10 that puts out a damn-impressive 610 horsepower along with 413 lb-ft of twist. A seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission handles shifting duties and routes torque to all of the R8’s wheels through the firm’s legendary quattro all-wheel-drive system.

Not to be outdone, the Porsche in this comparison features a 3.8-liter boxer six. It’s down on displacement and cylinder count but makes up for these deficiencies with boost, and lots of it. Thanks to turbocharging it puts out 553 horses and 516 lb-ft of twist, which is also sent to all of the 911’s wheels via a seven-ratio dual-clutch transmission.

But which of these cars is faster? Surely they’re both face-distortingly speedy, but the Porsche holds an edge. It can blast to 60 miles an hour in a claimed 2.8 seconds. In comparison, the R8 takes a “leisurely” 3.2.

For more information about these amazing cars you can compare them right here. Lastly, please don’t forget to vote in our poll!

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Cfunk Cfunk on Jul 23, 2016

    The AUDI looks better inside and out. Depends if you want looks and style or pure racetrack advantage. For day to day, the AUDI would be my choice.

  • Smartacus Smartacus on Jul 24, 2016

    911 Turbo S hang on kids, this family is getting to church on time