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Watch A 700-Horsepower Audi RS6 Avant Take On A Tesla Model S Apex

The Model S may have instantaneous torque, but the RS6 Avant has 200 horses more!

The Model S may have instantaneous torque, but the RS6 Avant has 200 horses more!

The Audi RS6 Avant is a beast. You don’t see family haulers that fast these days. In the stock form, it sprints to 96 kmph from rest in 3.6 seconds. So, to see how quick it actually is on a drag strip, the folks at ‘Hoonigan’ pit it against the Tesla Model S. Both the vehicles aren’t stock. The RS6 Avant comes with a Stage 1 mod whereas the Model S is modified by Unplugged Performance. Which car do you have your money on?

How Much Power Do They Make?

Watch A 700-Horsepower Audi RS6 Avant Take On A Tesla Model S Apex
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In the stock form, the Audi RS6 Avant makes 591 horsepower. In this tuned version, however, it puts out 700 ponies, courtesy of a Stage 1 mod. Power is sent to all the wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It isn’t a light vehicle per se as it weighs 2,495 kilos.

The Tesla Model S comes with a motor mounted on each axle. They make 503 horsepower combined. It is an all-wheel-drive system, obviously. The Model S is surprisingly lighter, weighing in at 1,590 kilos.

How Did They Do In The Races?

Watch A 700-Horsepower Audi RS6 Avant Take On A Tesla Model S Apex
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The RS6 Avant and the Model S got together for a 1,000-feet sprint. The Model S Apex won that by the nose despite the Audi jumping the line. For the second round, they decided to let the RS6 Avant get a head start. But, the Model S driver took a little too much time to react which resulted in it losing a fairly big margin.

For the third race, the Tesla was down on battery and that would make for a level playing field. Also, they decide to make it a 1,500-feet race. The Model S won this round to give it a 2-1 win over its internal combustion-engined rival.

Watch the video below and share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Watch A 700-Horsepower Audi RS6 Avant Take On A Tesla Model S Apex
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Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
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As a full-on enthusiast, Sidd has been active in the automotive world his entire life. He started reading about cars and trucks at the age of 5 and has attended and reported numerous auto shows and race events. Over the years, Sidd has become an expert among his peers, especially in the field of pickup trucks, and finds himself constantly wrapped up the day-to-day news and developments of the truck and sportscar world. In all honesty, Sidd’s love is divided between cars and trucks, music, and acting, but he manages to devote 100-percent of his heart to all three.  Read full bio
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