Video: Audi S8 holds its own against Bentley Flying Spur

28-09-2020 14:00
CarWOW has decided to find out just how well the Audi S8 would perform in a drag race, rolling race and brake test against the Bentley Flying Spur. Here’s the answer.

CarWOW has decided to find out just how well the Audi S8 would perform in a drag race, rolling race and brake test against the Bentley Flying Spur. Here’s the answer.

The 2019 Bentley Flying Spur is a third-geenration car that comes powered by a 6.0-liter W12 engine capable of 635 hp (474 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque. An eight-speed semi-auto transmission sends the momentum to both axles. The curb weight comes in at 2,437 kilograms (5,372 pounds), and prices in Great Britain start from £168,000.

For its own part, the Audi S8 D5 also enjoys an eight speed transmission (semi-auto) and AWD, but commands a less extreme 4.0-liter V8. It sends up to 571 hp (426 kW) to the wheels along with up to 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. The car weighs 217 kilos (478 lbs) less than its British counterpart and retails in that country for nearly half the price: £97,000.

In the end, the results proved very similar, so much so that a photo finish was called upon to determine the winner of the quarter-mile run. The gap between the cars amounted to a negligible one-tenth of a second. Braking efficiency from 113 to zero km/h (70-0 mph) also proved virtually identical.

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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