Audi RS6 v Tesla Model X: DRAG RACE
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It’s time for an almighty petrol vs electric drag race! Mat’s in his long-term RS6 (one of the last videos he filmed with it 😭) and he’s going up against the Tesla Model X Performance!

Now you older carwow fans will know this isn’t our first drag race with a Model X, and you’ll know just how quick they can be… And this one’s no exception! Powered by dual electric motors, it can produce 778hp and a whopping 1,140Nm of torque! It’s pretty heavy though, weighing in at 2,485kg.

So what chance does the RS6 have? Well it’s certainly not low on power, with a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 packed under the bonnet to produce 600hp & 800Nm! And even though it’s a big performance estate, it’s still a whole lot lighter than the Tesla - almost 400kg lighter!

So what do you think, will the electric power of the Model X propel it to victory? There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!

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  • carwow

    Name a petrol v electric drag race you'd LOVE to see! The most popular ones may appear here soon... 😏

    • Bing Si
      Bing Si

      Elon MUSK is New God! Mars is the New Earth! Earth Will soon Die Anyway! TESLA and Tesla Holders will be Kings. Rest and their Family will be Our Slaves and work to Power energy for Bit coin!! Elon is Einstein, Edison, Newton, and Jesus combined. HE at least deserves several Nobel Prizes. Elon has more IQ than weight of Hater's Ug ly Prius and his F at Ho Combined!! HE is like Ironman who will destroy Thanos and critics are better off using their cash to wipe their a n us. JUST Worship Him instead of other silly god!! GOD Elon will Punish infidels!! Go Emperor God Musk!! Elon's brain chips and AI will Control and Destroy any resistance!!

    • Michael Costello
      Michael Costello

      SSC Tuatara could also join or replace Jesko

    • Michael Costello
      Michael Costello

      Jesko or Jesko Absolut

    • Michael Costello
      Michael Costello

      Koenigsegg Jesko vs Rimac Nevera

    • hamid louam
      hamid louam

      Hey Mat, watch this it's useful for German cars

  • Patryk Ciepłucha
    Patryk Ciepłucha

    try vs s plaid

  • A hussain
    A hussain

    Shit drivers!

  • Chris

    Mat having problems with the launch. Starting too soon...

  • Rylan B
    Rylan B

    Car you do a tuned Mini Cooper s vs a tuned ds3 pls

  • Asuna Cars Online
    Asuna Cars Online

    The Audi RS6 is the best.

  • julian westerhof
    julian westerhof

    had to be RSQ8 ABT vs model s dualmotor

  • Aman Zaildar
    Aman Zaildar

    American ÷ its good car British ÷ its guh cah

  • matiss hansens
    matiss hansens

    yeah, they are right, it is the real world. combustion engines are just better.

  • Jay Jay
    Jay Jay

    Who's the countdown girl anyway? put her in a drag race too

  • Lifestyle4Dividends

    Consider 400kg weight difference an dits a big a** SUV vs a Sports Sedan 🤫 Model S plaid will make the RS 6 look like its stuck in reverse 😂😂😂😂

  • latifa F
    latifa F

    In real world setting of role racing, the RS6 would be cruising in the comfiest setting at 50 mph, and Tesla will jump off so quickly so RS6 won’t catch it easily

  • Šačir Bralić
    Šačir Bralić


  • 港完

    What if electric car get a gear box... That would be monster

  • Redford Grill
    Redford Grill

    Electric cars are just simply stupid af.

  • MazoviaADV

    And add cornering capability and you will get a much more complete picture :)

    • odisy64

      @MazoviaADV why would it be higher? Both the battery and motors are below your feet, its the most roll over resistance SUV in the world with a 8% rollover rate i believe. Model S and 3 are around 5% the lowest in the world.

    • MazoviaADV

      @odisy64 the 1/2 ton must make a difference, the CG must by higher in model X than RS6. Overall for corners I would pick Audi hands down

    • odisy64

      Teslas corner pretty well, even the model X since their center of gravity is extremely low.

  • Stefan Vlasceanu
    Stefan Vlasceanu

    Rs6 The best!...Petrol forever💪❤️🇩🇪


    U heard the voice crack XD 0:35

  • xd slushi3
    xd slushi3

    That was the best sound test ever😂

  • Jean Dibb
    Jean Dibb

    That was brilliant. Add in sound and better looks and I’d question why you’d buy the Tesla

  • Nexhmedin Selmani
    Nexhmedin Selmani

    Audi Rs6 the best car.

  • Nonny _Mos
    Nonny _Mos

    RS6 looks gorgeous

  • Gonçalo Pinto
    Gonçalo Pinto

    Tesla 💯

  • Michael Costello
    Michael Costello

    Wow mat really rigged the drag race this time Mat: calls 2nd race a win for the Audi. “BEST 2 OUT OF 3!” 🤓 Also Mat: jumps every single race

    • Michael Costello
      Michael Costello

      You’re right but mat jumped every race so yeah

    • RickyDontRun

      The 3rd race they both jumped

  • Michael Costello
    Michael Costello

    Tesla wins sound check by a mile. Those rums are spectacular At least the Tesla doesn’t have a soft limiter 😂

  • giuliano ingrao
    giuliano ingrao

    I think that RS6 has a too long Gearbox ratio

  • LJH T
    LJH T 🤔

  • hamid louam
    hamid louam

    Hey Mat, watch this it's useful for German cars

  • Lorenzo

    Try the x model

  • Ayush Malpeddi
    Ayush Malpeddi

    Plaid Model S vs a tuned 765LT. Stock ones are kinda slow now lol

  • John Dudley
    John Dudley

    Has anyone noticed the crane?

  • Jean V
    Jean V

    That mouse on steroids is impressively fast!

  • Hanz Martin
    Hanz Martin

    the Tesle has no comfort and bad cornering behavior

    • odisy64

      @Hanz Martin why would that happen? Teslas have some of the strongest chassis thanks to the extremely ridged battery in the center. Go look at a side poll impact test on a tesla and compare it to a gas car.

    • Hanz Martin
      Hanz Martin

      @odisy64 Cars that often go to their limits bend and that's difficult to fix. Tesla cars are only cheaply produced and well-serviced

    • odisy64

      @Hanz Martin what?

    • Hanz Martin
      Hanz Martin

      @odisy64 Tesla on a track and ist like a Banana.

    • odisy64

      Opposite of what i hear from track drivers.

  • Arav Ranjan
    Arav Ranjan

    Fun Fact: When fully open, the Model X's falcon doors make a Tesla Logo

  • RockSolitude

    A cool wagon vs a glorified soccer mum SUV. Audi RS6 any day of the week.


    It's Tesla not Tezla

  • Geoff Townsend
    Geoff Townsend

    I reckon that Tesla's was holding it back because it can beat a Lamborghini.

  • Ter Lap
    Ter Lap

    Hey Mat, could you jump the start a bit more?

  • Étienne Philion
    Étienne Philion

    bruh the guys launching the tesla is so bad

  • Feras Hamad
    Feras Hamad

    I wonder who would spend £100+ k on that electrified tomato can


    Tesla for the win!! 😝

  • nyombi sidney
    nyombi sidney

    AUDI RS6 AVANT 😍😍😍

  • Tim Ariaans
    Tim Ariaans

    Mat jumpstarting the 2nd race as usual haha....

  • PurplePanda Guy
    PurplePanda Guy

    I don’t know about you but I think the model X sounded the best

  • CBr - Cars And Bikes Racing
    CBr - Cars And Bikes Racing

    Daily drivers drag races here. ❤️💁‍♂️

  • Gavin Austen
    Gavin Austen

    what exactly happened?....looks like "someone" is jumping the start


    electric confirmed audi unfair

  • Samuel Mwangi
    Samuel Mwangi

    Mat the rolling race is practically unfair for all the races. You should consider the winner by looking at the car which picked up speed well and maintained the speed per roads regulations. Just because you came pass the car that picked up well at 160mph doesn't make you a winner. There us no way you're gonna be overtaking 160mph on normal roads. Thats practically possible but not on our roads with limits and regulations. I would suggest if you judge by which car picked up well upto the limits in your country. Assuming that 150mph is the road limit, Let's say A picked up and left achieving 130 mph then B came passed it at 150(or less)mph, B wins. But if A picked up achieving 150mph then B comes past it at 160mph, A wins because it has observed regulations. B broke them so as to pass you which rules it out. Am a Driver in Kenya and mostly 120kmh is the maximum speed set and sometimes you want to overtake another car going at 110kph but you can't since you would have to drive at 120-140kph to overtake quick which poses risk against safety and also laws of the country. I hope it clear, its just an idea because some of the speed you overtake with in rolling races are practically not just applicable, and unsafe too on our roads.

  • Ricky Singh
    Ricky Singh

    Can you do a race that is reliant on weight ? So like 1000hp but 2000kg and then 750hp at 1500kg and 500hp at 1000kg or something ? Would be interesting to see how power to weight has an effect on performance. Ta.

  • Phil Dawson
    Phil Dawson

    Brought it you, not bought it you! Unless you've been given a free Model X

  • Matthiason

    that tesla clearly won that soundcheck

  • larry Spiller
    larry Spiller

    I'd like to see the state of charge in the tesla.

  • Abhineet Singh
    Abhineet Singh

    Without Yianni, these races just lack the “zing” factor.

  • Drico J v Rensburg
    Drico J v Rensburg

    Tesla vs Hayabusa??

  • Global Envios
    Global Envios

    Sf90 (matt) vs lambo svj (yanny) vs porsche 911 turbo s

  • Marko Jokanovic
    Marko Jokanovic

    Between two of these, I wouldn't even look at the Tesla. Audi did great

  • Albin Fredne
    Albin Fredne

    We need to see a Koenigsegg Regera drag race!!

  • M B
    M B

    Brumm, bruuummm, bruummmm,….. brumm, brumm, bruuum,,,

  • Empty Road
    Empty Road

    A new RS6 is as fast as an old bus from Tesla. Now that says a lot about ICE vs EVs. The new Model S Plaid will crush the old world: BuT iT dOeSnT mAkE "vroom vroom" No EmOtIonS 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Imagine beeing an obnoxious EV hater while disappearing in the rear view mirror.

  • Andi Hajdini
    Andi Hajdini

    GLC 63s vs X4M vs RSQ

  • Marcel K
    Marcel K

    I never saw a Tesla faster than 120 km/h on the Autobahn 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Ersan Şimşek
    Ersan Şimşek

    Mat, Rimac vs f1 car drag race pls

  • Anurag Hazarika
    Anurag Hazarika

    Bring a Lamborghini seato elemento

  • James

    That Tesla is so hideous.

  • Mr. spotchi
    Mr. spotchi

    What are those black boxes on the audi grill

  • Razgriz218

    Don't care if they are fast. Electric cars are empty shells with no soul.

  • dc4vato

    You should do 0-60-0 tests🤔

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  • a_Y

    We just watched RS6 driver beating the Model X driver. Not an RS6 beating the Model X.

  • leonardo klaasen
    leonardo klaasen

    ey mat, i think you should bring back the TUG OF WAR, i certainly miss watching big heavy vehicles pulling the sh## out of each other

  • Chris Wright
    Chris Wright

    Hey Matt, you ought to keep going and timing up to the half mile?!!!

  • Daniel murray
    Daniel murray

    Electric is getting better and better and the new battery tesla has is insane. And soon nothing will compete with tesla. I own a TDI and love it but interns of electric...tesla will always be best and soon gas and diesel won't have a chance. It's not a matter of if it's a matter of when

  • Teethal Patel
    Teethal Patel

    Can you do the Corvette c8 stingray vs BMW m8 vs AUDI r8 v10 performance vs Mclaren 570s drag race, rolling race with automatic and manual gear changes and brake test

  • Maxi VK
    Maxi VK

    fuck electric, i whant V8

  • Davide Ghirelli
    Davide Ghirelli

    Tesla sucks in design but my God, makes the oder cars seems obsolete

  • Shebin Vins
    Shebin Vins

    I would like to see both the cars speedometer in the video.

  • Walid El Deek
    Walid El Deek

    where were Top Gear looking for new presenters... I believe i found one! Mat! (or 2 ? Yani?) just because they rock well together

  • Dawn Moon
    Dawn Moon

    if both cars would be at 100% and you start launching them again and again... after how many launches would the Tesla battery get empty or overheat ? I guess the stock RS6 could develop clutch issues as well ... interesting thought :)

  • The only Exzo
    The only Exzo

    Audi never disappoints

  • Nr123245 GB11
    Nr123245 GB11

    The guy who was driving the model X is an idiot

  • James Bradley
    James Bradley

    Can you do a review on the tesla plaid

  • Vincent Maina
    Vincent Maina

    Hey Mat, maybe this will be a stupid suggestion but could you do a drag race of a toyota landcruiser V8, Lexus Lx 570 supersport, Mercedes G-wagon, Mitsubihi Pajero Sport and Nissan Patrol. Thanks,

  • Joe Wolf
    Joe Wolf

    Mat is the new Yanni at the start.:-)

  • sonataarctica1979

    Matt WILL fail/ disqualify EVERY single race if he were to race at a radar controlled drag race strip.

  • Opalescence Doll
    Opalescence Doll

    Before watching ima go with the rs6

  • Steven Yoo
    Steven Yoo

    audi launches like crazy and the tesla's brakes are unbelievable considering its weight

  • Jyothi Patel
    Jyothi Patel

    No Tesla won 🤦‍♀️

  • berly Atkins
    berly Atkins

    DATME: -p-o-r-n--s-e-x----۞ CHOOSE YOUR DREAM GIRL !💖🖤❤️#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです! #この日のライブ配信は、 #かならりやばかったですね! #1万人を超える人が見ていたもん( #笑) #やっぱり人参最高! #まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #垃圾

  • Ranjit Kaur
    Ranjit Kaur

    I will 100% like tesla roadster vs Bugatti Chiron

  • Lord Butler
    Lord Butler

    Matt doesn’t buy his cars he leases them

  • Kia Alvin
    Kia Alvin

    Matt vs the flag lady 25 metres sprint

  • Ramanjit Singh
    Ramanjit Singh

    RS6 impressive

  • Ning Fit
    Ning Fit

    The model X is still a ugly car. Fast or not. I will go with the rs6.

  • The Wedge
    The Wedge

    those wheels are wayyyy too big for that Audi.. if it had smaller wheels, it would win 100%

    • Chris

      Quicker 0-60. But top speed would suffer.

  • Hassin Onim
    Hassin Onim

    2:40 My man just creamed himself 😂😂😂

  • Gerardo Gonzalez
    Gerardo Gonzalez

    He jumped every single time but OK

  • Kenzo g
    Kenzo g

    Is it only me that's noticing him going before the girl says go?? Whatta cheat!

  • TheE4kid

    Couple false starts from the RS6😅

  • F C
    F C

    I really would like to know if the X was A. Was it in lowest suspension setting. B. When was this car built.

  • VaN_GoGH

    RS6 Avant is the sexiest car in the world.