Another week, another thrilling drag race from the folks over at carwow. This week, presenter and APEX contributor Mat Watson pits a duo of differently powered Audis against each other — the R8 V10 Performance goes up against the Ingolstadt-based brand’s pinnacle electric vehicle, the RS e-tron GT. It’s the battle of internal combustion and battery-powered performance cars, but which will claim victory over the quarter mile? Watch the video below… 

So, how do these two cars from the brand with the four rings match up? Well, for starters, the R8 V10 Performance is equipped with the German marque’s sonorous 5.2-litre V10. Coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the mid-mounted naturally aspirated engine produces 449 kW and 560 Nm of torque, available from 8 250 r/min and 6 500 r/min, respectively. The R8 has a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h. 

The RS-badged e-tron GT is equipped with a 93.4 kWh battery pack, coupled with a duo of electric motors, each sited on the fore and aft axles. Audi’s flagship EV produces 440 kW and 830 Nm, which, of course, is available as soon as you stomp on the throttle. The RS e-tron GT has a claimed zero to 100 km/h sprint time of 3.6 seconds.