Lamborghini Huracan Performante vs Audi R8 v tuned Nissan GT-R drag race

December 16, 2020 by

To separate the supercar wheat from the chaff, we’ve lined-up three heavy hitters in the shape of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, Audi R8 and Nissan GT-R to find out which is best (in a straight line, at least.)

Tap the video to watch the race.

First up is a raging bull in the form of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. The Performante is designed to be a lightweight version of the ‘regular’ Huracan and, as such, weighs a very respectable 1382kg.

It packs a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 under the bonnet (which is at the back) and distributes 640hp and 600Nm of torque to an all-wheel-drive system via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

Next on the grid is the Audi R8 V10. Peel back its black bodywork, and this car is very similar to the purple Huracan; it shares the same V10 engine, all-wheel-drive system and seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. But, our car has also had a few tweaks, which bump its output to 610hp and 560Nm.

Despite this, it’s still down on power compared with the Lamborghini, and it’s also a little heavier – it weighs in at 1645kg. It’s important to note it’s considerably cheaper than the Huracan, however. It would have set you back £135,000 when new but this pre-facelift model is worth approximately £95,000 in the current used-car market.

Next up to the plate is Japan’s supercar-slaying Nissan GT-R. This car is extra spicey too, thanks to a tune from UK performance specialists Litchfield. Propelling this car towards the finish line is a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine paired with a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The GT-R might lose out in terms of displacement compared with the two mid-engined cars, but its stats don’t disappoint. Its hand-built engine and after-market tune deliver a monstrous 670hp and 830Nm to all four wheels. It’s the heaviest of the three cars racing, coming in at a beefy 1752kg, but it’s also the cheapest. You can buy a new GT-R from around £85,000 (in stock form).

Which car will cross the line first? The Italian stallion, the tuned Japanese supercar slayer or the Quattro on steroids? Watch the video to find out.

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