We have just recently featured an article on the test done by EVO. It was a comparison against Audi RS4 and RS6 at the beginning and ultimately, RS6 vs GT-R. AUTO CAR just released a video featuring on the comparison test between RS6 and GT-R.
Why do English publications think RS6 could be a rival for GT-R? They both point out that GT-R is faster and RS6 is more luxurious… Tell us something we didn’t know! Well, AUTO CAR found out that the brakes on Audi RS6 stops faster from 100mph-0 than GT-R.
Anyway, whenever I see a face of Steve Sutcliff, I always watch this accident…
Audi RS6 (Avant or sedan) used to have twin-turbo V10 engines and now that the model has been ditched in favor of a less-powerful V8-powered model, the crew over at EVO magazine decided to make sure it was still as fast as an RS6 deserves to be. They first pitted RS6 against its smaller brother, the RS4, and then a Nissan GT-R.
A fairly interesting and eloquent video, though we kind-of expected this result… Evo thinks it was a good job by the RS6 but… it still lost…
Motor Trend and Autocar have decided to put R35 against Audi R8 V10 Plus as well as Alpina B6. Both Audi and Alpina are more expensive and slower than R35 yet receive praises for their comfort and ease of driving. Although R35 is praised for its sheer speed on circuits, both medias seem not fully satisfied with GT-R.
Nissan GT-R has pursued numbers. Lexus LFA pursued the joy of driving, regardless of the cost. Yet, both Japanese supercars never quite seem to get the full praises from journalists or from the car media when compared with their rival supercars.
I would like to see a journalist, or a car media who can point out exactly what is missing from GT-R or Lexus LFA… Is it the history of the brand? Is it the design?