Audi RS6 vs Ducati 1199 Panigale R – car vs bike track battle

Audi now owns Ducati – so Auto Express thought it’d be fun to have a track battle between the most powerful Audi you can order and the most powerful Ducati you can order.
The 1199 Panigale R has a 1.2-litre V-Twin with 195bhp. There is an even hotter Superlegera version but it’s sold out, so this R is the most powerful Ducati you can buy.
The Audi RS6 has a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 with 560hp – that’s 10 horses more than an R8 V10 Plus, which is why we have chosen the estate for this track battle.

Auto Express’s Owen Mildenhall will be in the RS6 while Alastair Fagan from Fast Bikes magazine will be on the Panigale.
With 1032bhp per tonne the Ducati did 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds and the standing quarter in 10.5 seconds compared to 4.3 and 12.4 seconds for the 289bhp per tonne Audi.
The bike clearly ruled in a straight line- but let’s see what happens when they add some corners…

2014/08/16 |


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