2020 Audi R8 vs 2020 Porsche 911

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2020 Audi R8 vs 2020 Porsche 911

Sometimes only the highest performance and the sleekest lines are enough to satisfy car lovers. In the prestigious world of supercars, the Audi R8 has long held a leading position thanks to its immaculate combination of explosive power, precision engineering, and unbeatable style.

 

Does the latest version of the R8 live up to its huge reputation? Here we compare the 2020 Audi R8 features with those of the famous sports car icon, the Porsche 911, to find out.

 

 

Powertrain and Performance

 

Of course, the main attraction of a high-performance car is its powertrain, and both vehicles are well equipped in this area. Neither vehicle will leave you short of acceleration or straight-line speed. However, the R8 offers a clear advantage in raw power.

 

   Audi R8  Porsche 911
 Engine  

 

5.2L V-10

 

 

3.0L Twin Turbo H-6

 Horsepower  

 

562hp

 

 

443hp

 Torque  

 

406lb-ft

 

 

390lb-ft

 

 

The Audi makes full use of its increasingly rare V-10 engine type, enabling it to hit a top speed of 320km/h with ease. Both cars pass the power through automatic transmission to all-wheel drive, with the Audi having seven gears compared to the Porsche's eight.

 

Exterior and Looks

 

The looks of the classic 911 need no introduction to anyone with an interest in performance cars. However, while the R8 isn't quite as distinctive, it's still a great looking car. Both offer the same low-slung, swept-back body shape, although with its larger, more prominent wheel arches the Audi has a more assertive and imposing look than the somewhat traditional Porsche.

 

In terms of size, the Audi is slightly shorter and closer to the road, while its larger wheelbase and track width show through in more stable handling and a smoother overall ride.

 

   Audi R8  Porsche 911
 Exterior Length  

 

174.3"

 

 

177.9"

 Height  

 

48.8"

 

 

51.2"

 Track Width  

 

63"

 

 

61.2"

 Wheelbase  

 

104.4"

 

 

96.5"

 

 

Wheels

 

Although the R8's wheel arches are more prominent, the 911's wheels are actually slightly larger. However, the Audi wheels are made of tougher material.

 

   Audi R8  Porsche 911
 Wheel Type  

 

Forged Aluminum

 

 

Aluminum

 Front Wheel Size  

 

19"

 

 

21"

 Rear Wheel Size  

 

19"

 

 

20"

 

 

Braking

 

Any car hosting such power reserves under the hood needs a highly capable braking system, and both vehicles are up to the task here.

 

   Audi R8  Porsche 911
 

 

ABS Type

 

 

4-wheel

 

 

4-wheel

 

 

Brake Type

 

 

4-wheel disc

 

 

4-wheel disc

 

 

Front Rotor Diameter

 

 

14.4"

 

 

13.8"

 

 

Rear Rotor Diameter

 

 

14"

 

 

13.8"

 

 

While both the R8 and the 911 have plenty of braking power, the slightly larger rotors on the Audi give it the edge in a close race.

 

Conclusion

 

Both cars are highly desirable examples of their two-seater coupe class. However, the sheer performance and sleek looks make the R8 a more modern and exciting car to drive. The Porsche 911 will always be a classic, but in this test the Audi R8 more than meets the challenge it poses.

 

Experience the 2020 Audi R8 in Toronto

 

The Audi R8 is a car that needs to be experienced in person to show its true class. Contact us online to arrange a test drive of the 2020 Audi R8 in Toronto, or visit our dealership at 175 Yorkland Blvd.

 

 

 

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