The Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan may share platforms and engines, but does that mean they have similar performance? YouTube channel Lovecars decided to find out by having the two face each other in a drag race.
Both the R8 and the Huracan are powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine producing 602 hp (610 PS / 449 kW). The Audi has 428 lb-ft (580 Nm) of torque compared to the Lamborghini’s 413 lb-ft (560 Nm), and both cars come with all-wheel drive, ensuring their launches will be sufficiently quick.
That being said, whereas the R8 Spyder is rated at 3,900 lbs (1,770 kg), the Huracan is almost 500 lbs (227 kg) lighter, at 3,423 lbs (1,553 kg).
Moving on to the actual race, the R8 experiences somewhat of a stutter off the line, while the the Huracan wastes no time setting off. Thanks to the drone shots from above the runway, we get to see the Huracan take a considerable lead right off the bat, pulling a few car lengths ahead of the Audi before the race is even halfway done.
Unsurprisingly, the Huracan prevails, crossing the finish line in just 11.38 seconds at 115.1 mph (185.2 km/h), with the R8 Spyder coming in 0.39 seconds behind, running an 11.77 second time at 114.5 mph (184.3 km/h). However, it’s worth mentioning that these results could have been slightly different had the R8 gotten a better launch.