Audi S8 v Audi RS6 - DRAG RACE
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It's time for an almighty Audi showdown! We've brought together the most expensive Audi saloon, the S8, to take on the most expensive Audi estate, the RS6!
These two powerhouses are going head-to-head over the quarter-mile, and we think it's going to be incredibly close! Under the skin there are a number of similarities... They're both powered by a 4-litre twin-turbo V8, they both produce 800Nm of torque, and they both come with Quattro all-wheel-drive!
However, there's one key difference... While the the S8 produces 571hp, the RS6 manages to put down 600hp!
So what do you think, surely the RS6 will edge it, right? Or could the ultra-luxurious (and slightly more expensive) saloon snatch it? There's only one way to find out... LET'S RACE!
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  • Mat Watson Cars
    Mat Watson Cars

    Hi Mat here. So which would you chose? S8 or RS6?

    • Stipe Poljak
      Stipe Poljak

      S8 king

    • Dawsy D
      Dawsy D

      Think I'd have the s8 and get missus to drive me everywhere 😂

    • Anshu Hole
      Anshu Hole


    • Lee James
      Lee James

      I did choose an RS6. C7, the better looking better sounding version 😁 ✌

    • raed issa
      raed issa


  • Skirmantas Auzelis
    Skirmantas Auzelis

    I think wat ever car Mat drives hes gonna win cuz of his reaction time is way better than the other guys

  • Orlando Anthony
    Orlando Anthony

    This guy is so predictable with his sour puss attitude towards Audi. I have the Audi S8 plus and my wife has the BMW Alpina B7. Best of both worlds. Nothing against Mercedes. Mercedes never really get our attention when it comes to looks and most importantly the drive itself.


    Another much awaited race. Both are very good. #AudiS8 #AudiRS6

  • FixxxeR208

    The new RS6 has lost every single drag race I've seen on the internet. Disappointing as Audi seems to not care about performance as its sibling company, Porsche for instance with whom it shares the same engines and platforms but less performance. Ughhh

  • FixxxeR208

    The RS6 has 592HP

  • A Radford
    A Radford

    So glad I didn’t go with an RS6. Mercedes and BMW both did a better job in this class.

  • junior minott
    junior minott

    even before i watch the video my first question is why not the s8 plus ?

  • Yasser Jad Mabrouk
    Yasser Jad Mabrouk

    Who else saw that amount of fuel shitted by the S8 at 2:20

  • KonradKoroL

    S8 Is a legend rs6 not legend. S8 isane. Rs6 not isane. S8 all the time is rly true legend and fk beast

  • Taha Anjum
    Taha Anjum

    The driver seems a bit off

  • Scott Williams
    Scott Williams

    When drag races are unclear you maybe need to swap cars and sides of the track a bit more to check.

  • ِABooD

    Where is Yannii

  • Greg S
    Greg S

    As cool as these are I would buy a 2017 S8 Plus or RS7 Performance. Much cheaper and a large chunk of depreciation is already accounted for. I also think the previous S8 looks much better than the new one, which looks too blingy.

  • Greg S
    Greg S

    He jumps the start in every race.

  • sehhi vooty
    sehhi vooty

    The RS6 has 30 more hp, 200 kg lighter and yet at best it is as fast as the S8 in a drag race, makes me think the S8 power is underrated

  • Nile Moore
    Nile Moore

    Anyone noticed he drives the slow car now after everyone mentioned him picking the fastest each time 😂

  • H S
    H S


    • sehhi vooty
      sehhi vooty

      That S8 😍

  • Fermin Perez
    Fermin Perez

    Rs6 is better and cooler for me and I choose the rs6

  • junchao shao
    junchao shao

    please let s8, s63, and m760 have a drag race! My boss is looking for a new vehicle.

  • Davide Rossi
    Davide Rossi

    Mat Transporter version

  • James Brown
    James Brown

    Why doesn’t starter just hold for an extra second to catch out all the jumps?

  • Danijel

    This just makes me mad. If you wanna build a quiet car then go for a fucking hybrid or full electric shit box but don’t Bild an rs6 with stats of a supercar and then give it a fucking SOFTLIMITER. WTF

  • prime express
    prime express

    Admit it! Who is the 606 disslike shooter?

  • hangtime tenn
    hangtime tenn

    What if the transmission was in neutral. Would you be able to rev the engine past the soft limiter?

  • RHM


  • Maurílio Sampaio Jr.
    Maurílio Sampaio Jr.

    Canalzinuo safado

  • Kayderro CH
    Kayderro CH

    Well the s8 also wins in luxury

  • Milan Popovic
    Milan Popovic

    S8 Sound ❤️‍🔥

  • AlexMTM

    When S8 2021 vs RS7 2021 !??

  • AgentU1

    2:20. You're welcome.

  • Johan Littorin
    Johan Littorin

    Seems like it often the car on the left that wins the races. Better tracking on that side?

  • Metin Brahimi
    Metin Brahimi

    That S8 😍

  • Ken S
    Ken S

    Greasy steering wheel I see you got there

  • Aaron Gallivan
    Aaron Gallivan

    yay! car waow! Cardi b spec

    • Aaron Gallivan
      Aaron Gallivan


    • Aaron Gallivan
      Aaron Gallivan

      cardi b!!!!!!!!!

  • Gregory Fairchild
    Gregory Fairchild

    S8 4.0 vs A8 w12

    • Gregory Fairchild
      Gregory Fairchild

      And tune the w12 do again

  • Eugene

    I really like the RS6, but it seems the S8 is just plain faster. No other way to spin it.

  • Wojciech Waleczny
    Wojciech Waleczny

    start at 2:21

  • Колян Власов
    Колян Власов

    S8 конечно выглядит шикарно)

  • MPH Beasts
    MPH Beasts

    Matt's reaction time was so on point...

  • Amie Blackroses
    Amie Blackroses

    i want see vw arteon R Line drag race vs merc amg n renault mgane rs n bmw m3 comption

  • ivan horvat
    ivan horvat

    probably softer suspention on s8 is what gives bit better traction with this much hp. and faster gearbox setup

  • MaX Falstein
    MaX Falstein

    I really like the S8 Plus - easily upgradable to 800 to 900 hp.

  • MaX Falstein
    MaX Falstein

    The S8 exhaust wobble is not good.

  • Haider Ali
    Haider Ali

    Love much

  • G G
    G G

    Do a Mercedes 550 cls 2008

  • Ailsa Ni
    Ailsa Ni

    0:28 I like how you now started to sync up our modern taste of humor

    • Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni

      Rs7 vs s8

  • Floss King
    Floss King

    No hate , but the new rs6 is kinda a dissapointment , looks are there but performance not so

  • Wastelander

    Anyone with an auto audi must get the gearbox turned. It's a necessity

  • fireoil

    Officially the boriest carwow drag race, who agrees ?

  • apriliablack

    3:35 look the exhaust😂😂

  • WaggyDave Vid
    WaggyDave Vid

    11 seconds in and you can clearly see the S8 has non standard air filters fitted, so maybe had a mild tune?

  • Akay Türkoğlu
    Akay Türkoğlu


  • Taleef Paloji
    Taleef Paloji

    5:45 why does that horse in the background have red daytime lights on it's head?

  • Kgotla Pheko
    Kgotla Pheko

    Where’s yanni

  • Teboho Mokoena
    Teboho Mokoena

    Hi Mat Can you do a drag race between the S8,S63 AMG and the 760M???

  • Julio Ramirez
    Julio Ramirez

    2:07 A drag race S8 vs RS6 vs Airplane 😂

  • Charlie Brown
    Charlie Brown

    S8 is the KING! ( or QUEEN)

  • Phil B
    Phil B

    I dont know how to feel about this, the A8 is what made me start liking Audi, but the wagon has my heart.

  • Petko Krushev
    Petko Krushev

    That audi rs6 is useless, it 's been beaten by everyone

    • Phil B
      Phil B

      Yet I'd give anything for one

  • Thor

    You could dragrace the 2020 C43AMG against some other 400hp cars like Audi rs3, or you dragrace the fastest 1/4 mile car from carwow against a 1000ccm motorbike

  • Janidu Amarabandu
    Janidu Amarabandu

    Matt are u okayy ?? u have been missing for two days now

  • Iam Madlife
    Iam Madlife

    Hey Matt would you make a video with a Mercedes CL class

  • נועד שוורצברג
    נועד שוורצברג

    Rs7 vs s8

    • Phil B
      Phil B

      RS7 is the same thing as the RS6

  • Dreka Channel
    Dreka Channel

    I’d choose The S8 it’s faster surprisingly faster than the Audi RS6

  • SkyFox V2
    SkyFox V2

    Can you make a video s8 d4 vs s8 d5

  • Petrus p petrus
    Petrus p petrus

    s8 is tink it's faster den rs6

  • BassBoosted Pro
    BassBoosted Pro

  • jas harvey
    jas harvey

    S8 forever baby

  • joe popes
    joe popes

    I would say, it was to close to blame the car for anything. In this case the drivers are the factors. What I don't like, you do things 3 times, but the drivers wont swap the cars.

  • Лариса Капелюшна
    Лариса Капелюшна

    Я так люблю цей канал шо дивлюсь в україні хотя я трошки понімаю

  • Zedekiah Nona
    Zedekiah Nona

    3:26 RS6 says ' your going before his handdrops ' All i hear is a womens voice

  • Paul Gekeler
    Paul Gekeler

    Why don’t you put a clock in each car to measure the quarter mile time and if someone starts too early you can look up the real winner?

    • Paul Gekeler
      Paul Gekeler

      Because maybe the rs6 has a better time but just started later

  • dcoog anml
    dcoog anml

    The RS6 has 30 more hp, 200 kg lighter and yet at best it is as fast as the S8 in a drag race, makes me think the S8 power is underrated

  • Faheemul and Tanisha
    Faheemul and Tanisha

    Who else is waiting for mat vs Yanni running race 😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

  • Will Pye
    Will Pye

    2021 nissan gtr vs yianni liberty walk nissan gtr

    • Will Pye
      Will Pye


  • Joshua Awoderu
    Joshua Awoderu

    Nothing in it reli

    • dcoog anml
      dcoog anml

      Really enjoyed this video Matt

  • Luca Jenaru
    Luca Jenaru

    Is it only me that watches Matt’s vidoes just because the car sound check

  • sanjesh86

    Hi Mat, can you please do a drag race between a BMW X5 Comp, Porsche Cayenne and a Lamborghini Urus??

  • Ej Icon
    Ej Icon

    I think the Rainbow at 2:37 won the entire competition. Thanks for playing.

  • Race Car Friends
    Race Car Friends

    I wonder why is it most people aren't happy with the RS6 ?

  • Dino Mano
    Dino Mano

    Hi Mat, what kind of gopros do u use i want to get myself one and i dont know which is the best option for someone who doesnt want to spend a fortune any recommendation? Thanks

  • Bryce Visscher
    Bryce Visscher

    Are they DCT?

  • Ethan B
    Ethan B

    It’s been two whole days.. where is Mat?! We miss him!

  • bilal Haddouch
    bilal Haddouch

    RS6 Bad

  • William O'Leary
    William O'Leary

    Ok just saw the second run The S8 is wow unbelievable

  • William O'Leary
    William O'Leary

    WTF!!!! No way come Haven’t heard any of the audio so I don’t know if the RS6 missed a gear shift or not

  • William O'Leary
    William O'Leary

    Ok haven’t even watched this yet but come on no way the S8 has a whiff of a chance

  • Abdullah Khan
    Abdullah Khan

    Mr. Mat Watson and Carwow, I want to suggest you a car for review that is Jaguar XJ a full luxuary car. Please review this car if possible. Thank You.

  • OXER

    Never expected an s version to be quicker than rs

  • John S Anderson
    John S Anderson

    Really enjoyed this video Matt

  • Ruben Gardiner
    Ruben Gardiner

    Audi is gonna make these guys pay for all the brakes lol

  • Vexi 573
    Vexi 573

    so when you can chose betwen RS6 and S8 there is no point picking s8

  • Janosik


    • car wow.
      car wow.

      +1 2 5 1 3 1 3 3 5 3 8

    • car wow.
      car wow.


  • David Fagan
    David Fagan

    Can we please get an S3 vs GTI Clubsport 🙏

    • car wow.
      car wow.

      +1 2 5 1 3 1 3 3 5 3 8

  • Zeeshan Hassan
    Zeeshan Hassan

    how is he not gonna sit in his own car

  • WhiteTree

    Just watched two idiots that don't know how to drive

  • Xphelon

    This dude is the only flipper-head that wouldn't drive his own car in a drag race, that he is sure to lose just so he'll win.

  • DENI

    how old is Mat

    • car wow.
      car wow.

      +1 2 5 1 3 1 3 3 5 3 8

    • car wow.
      car wow.


  • kutlwano Makgoka
    kutlwano Makgoka

    Hi mat can we see the new JCW vs the Toyota GR Yaris

    • car wow.
      car wow.

      +1 2 5 1 3 1 3 3 5 3 8

    • car wow.
      car wow.