Audi S8 Vs Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Drag Race Has Undisputed Winner

Racer Daniel Abt has a brand new drag racing collection on YouTube, and for the primary installment, he is operating an Audi S8 in opposition to a Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid. The result’s a incredible instance of the ability of electrification. 

On paper, these two autos are evenly matched. The S8 has a V8 making 563 horsepower (420 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque. The sedan weighs 5,082 kilos (2,305 kilograms). This one rides on Abt wheels, which is sensible as a result of Daniel’s household runs the well-known tuner.

The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid has a V6 and electrical motor making a complete of 552 hp (412 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm). It weighs 5,071 kilos (2,300 kilograms), which is a bit lower than the Audi.

Both of those fashions are on winter tires and have all-wheel drive.

The first race reveals one thing fascinating in regards to the Audi. If you allow the launch management activated for too lengthy, it turns off. In this race, the Porsche flies away, and there is nothing the S8 can do to compete.

Things go off correctly within the second race, and it is rather more aggressive. However, the Porsche nonetheless wins. According to the numbers on the finish of the video, the Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid does the quarter-mile in 11.44 seconds. The S8 requires 11.74 seconds to cover that distance.

There’s additionally a take a look at from a roll, and it highlights the benefits of an electrical motor’s on the spot torque. Despite having much less energy, the Porsche rockets forward when the driving force places the throttle to the ground. It makes the Audi look so sluggish.

Audi at the moment has a refresh for the S8 (and the remainder of the A8 lineup) underneath growth. The exterior design is barely getting slight adjustments. The powertrain reportedly is not altering both. However, occupants can take pleasure in an up to date infotainment system. The revised fashions needs to be on sale for the 2022 mannequin year. There will even be a Maybach-fighting Horch mannequin.

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