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Watch The Audi RS6 and The Nissan GT-R Go At Each Other’s Throats On a Drag Strip

This battle between the GT-R and RS6, both tuned, is arguably one of the closest races we’ve ever seen

The team at Officially Gassed – OG brought in two vehicles that are known for their performance prowess. One is the Nissan GT-R and the other is the Audi RS6. To make things even more interesting, both these vehicles are tuned. The sports car and the family wagon were put through 0-60 mph runs, quarter-mile runs, a rolling race, and finally, a drag race. Overall, we are looking at almost 1,400 horses waiting to be unleashed on the drag strip. Which vehicle do you have your money on?

The Audi RS6 Makes More Power, But Is Also Heavier

Watch The Audi RS6 and The Nissan GT-R Go At Each Other's Throats On a Drag Strip
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The GT-R comes with a Stage 4 mod and includes stuff like 1,000 cc injectors, bigger intakes, and an ECU tune. It weighs 3,858 pounds

The Nissan GT-R comes with a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine that churns out 666 horses and 627 pound-feet of torque in the tuned form. Power is routed to all the wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. This is a Stage 4 mod and includes stuff like 1,000 cc injectors, bigger intakes, and an ECU tune. The GT-R weighs 3,858 pounds.

Watch The Audi RS6 and The Nissan GT-R Go At Each Other's Throats On a Drag Strip
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Its German counterpart, the Audi RS6, features a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine that cranks 700 horses and 738 pound-feet of twist. This is an APR Stage 1 build that also comes with a Milltek cat-back exhaust system. Power is sent to all the wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It weighs 4,575 pounds, over 700 pounds more than the GT-R.

How Did They Square Up Against Each Other?

Watch The Audi RS6 and The Nissan GT-R Go At Each Other's Throats On a Drag Strip
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The RS6 features an APR Stage 1 tune and a Milltek cat-back exhaust system. It weighs 4,575 pounds, which makes it over 700 pounds heavier than the GT-R
In the 0-60 mph run, the GT-R recorded a time of 2.78 seconds whereas the RS6 fell short by just 0.01 seconds, taking 2.79 seconds.

Next was the individual quarter-mile run, where the GT-R took 10.9 seconds. The Audi RS6, on the other hand, redeemed itself by the very same margin here – 0.01 seconds – taking 10.89 seconds to the finish line!

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Coming to the rolling race, the Audi RS6 pipped the GT-R just by the nose here to wind up another mighty close round. Coming to the drag race, the GT-R was quick off the line and managed to maintain that lead till the very end, scoring a comprehensive win over the wagon.

The GT-R went in without the manual mode here, but the video didn’t show how the RS6 raced. Given how close the first three rounds were, do you think the reaction times had to something with the result? Or could it be the torque converter versus the dual-clutch automatic gearbox difference? Had it been the latter, it would’ve impacted the initial rounds as well. Watch the video below and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. Fast forward to today, and he is currently serving as a senior editor, pickup truck expert, and EV expert.  Read full bio
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