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Top Gear: Audi R8 vs Porsche 911 Carrera

Jeremy Clarkson reviews the new Audi R8 supercar and claims it to be one of the best supercars in the world – only to be interrupted by a competitive Richard Hammond in a Porsche 911. Which one is better – the Porsche 911 or the Audi R8? The only way to settle this argument is through a Top Gear special drag race! Who will win? Watch this clip in full to find out.




Specifications:

make: Audi R8

engine: V8 QOHC 40V
capacity: 4163cc
power: 309kW @ 7000rpm
torque: 403Nm @ 3500rpm
specific power: 74kW per litre
specific torque: 103Nm per litre
power to weight: 198kW per tonne
torque to weight: 258Nm per tonne
drive/transmission: AWD/6-speed
0-100km/h (c): 4.6 seconds
maximum speed (c): 301km/h
price: R1250 000
CIA rating: 10

fuel use overall (c): 14.6 litres per 100km
fuel capacity: 75 litres
range: 514km
CO2 Emissions: 349g/km

make: Porsche Carrera 4S

engine: Flat 6 QOHC 24V
capacity: 3824cc
power: 261kW @
torque: 400Nm @
specific power: 68kW per litre
specific torque: 105Nm per litre
power to weight: 168kW per tonne
torque to weight: 258Nm per tonne
drive/transmission: AWD/6-speed
0-100km/h (c): 4.8 seconds
maximum speed (c): 288km/h
price: R1095 000
CIA rating: 9

fuel use overall (c): 13.0 litres per 100km
fuel capacity: 67 litres
range: 515km
CO2 Emissions: 285g/km

c = claimed
g = gauteng

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