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The Audi RS Q8 stands as Audi’s most hardcore SUV. It’s equipped with the same guts as the Lamborghini Urus, including a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that pushes out 591 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Sure, the Urus’ twin-turbo V-8 produces a higher output, but the RS Q8 is still as potent as any SUV that’s out on the market. Speaking of shared components, the RS Q8 also shares the same twin-turbo V-8 with another Audi model: the mighty RS6 Avant. The two Audis not only share the same engine, but both also come with Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system. Both are basically performance cars masquerading as four-door people haulers. Naturally, the desire to find out which of these two is faster in a drag race kicks in. For that, we have YouTube channel Archie Hamilton Racing to thank.

Both are powered by the same 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. Both V-8s produce the same amount of power — 591 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Both Audis are equipped with the quattro all-wheel-drive system, eliminating the kind of advantage a car might have when it’s racing on a wet and slippery road.

Unfortunately for the RS Q8, its size serves a distinct handicap against the RS6 Avant.

The performance SUV weighs 4,729 pounds. That’s almost 500 pounds heavier than the 4,299-pound RS6 Avant.
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The huge weight disparity tilts the advantage squarely in the direction of the RS6 Avant, right? That’d be true if the two Audis are racing on a dry stretch of road. But they’re not, and, as we’ve come to see from wet drag races, driver skill comes into play more definitively than in a dry race.

Archie Hamilton, alongside one of his compadres, decided to see what’s what between the two power-packed Audis. We’re not spoiling the results, but the two drivers did compete in three races, two of which were of the traditional drag variety to go with a rolling race at 30 mph.

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Both Audis actually did well given the circumstances, but one of the two had all three races under control.

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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