Despite being overshadowed by its largely more successful competitor - Top Gear - Fifth Gear still knows a thing or two about grabbing some attention. Having an Audi R8 Spyder race against a Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet in an attempt to see which German wunder car ends up with bragging rights is one way to do it.
In this video, the folks from Fifth Gear are determined to find out how the upstart Audi R8 Spyder measures against the long-reigning king of the 500 horsepower, 100,000-pound car segment.
Comparing the two cars, you wouldn’t be able to find two different super sports cars that are as evenly-matched as these two four-wheeled studs.The R8 Spyder V10 comes in with 525 horsepower whereas the 911 Turbo comes with a "conservative" 500 ponies. However, the 911 does have a couple of advantages to its name, mainly it’s capacity to produce 480 lb/ft of torque at 1,950 rpm compared to the R8’s inferior numbers of just 390 lb/ft of torque at 6,500 rpm.
Will this striking advantage prove to be too much for the R8 Spyder V10 to overcome? Check out the video and find out.