2012 Porsche 911 vs. 2012 Audi R8 Track Test Video

Are the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S and Audi R8 4.2 FSI unlikely rivals? We took these sports cars to the track and they match up closer than you’d think.

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25 responses to “2012 Porsche 911 vs. 2012 Audi R8 Track Test Video”

  1. Anonymous says:

    they are pretty much the same on performance/ give or take 1 better thn the other at different aspects but it just depends on personal taste at the end of the day. .

  2. Anonymous says:

    can i get an amen?????

  3. Anonymous says:

    worst video ever…..how could that be true? even the older 997 carrera s had a lower 0-60 time than 4.5s

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just listen and u will easily recognize, that the Porsche (just as the R8) has a manual transmission which means in fact that there is no Launch Control in both cars…

  5. Anonymous says:

    i had a porche 5 months ago and now i’m driving a r8 4.2 quattro and let me tell you, audi is better… just that certain and clear, audi fucking owns

  6. Anonymous says:

    Here’s what’s really ironic. 4 years age(2008) Edmunds track tested the 2008 BMW M3 and that car matched or exceeded all the performance test, (excluding the skidpad test) of both of these cars, for alot less coin, without awd, without a mid or rear mounted engine and without the “supercar” roofline. Oh and did I mention this happened one two three four years ago…. These two are nice but way overpriced for the performance. In this price range the GTR kills them both and the M3 matches them fo

  7. Anonymous says:


  8. Anonymous says:

    that’s just not true, the GTR is not that great

  9. Anonymous says:

    Audi’s are so reliable! I’ve owned three Audi’s in the last five years and not one thing has gone wrong with them. The only minor issue was the tire pressures going a bit funny but I managed to fix that myself, with out a mechanics help. Yes, Porsche may own PART of VW but funnily enough the part they own it’s the part that Audi is in. Audi’s are not driven by third class citizens! Are you retarded or something? Audi’s are not cheap so what makes you think they’d be driven by cheapskates?

  10. Anonymous says:

    No it’s not because the Z beats every Boxster & Cayman which is 1/3rd of Porsche’s lineup. The GTR beats every GT3, GT2 & Twin Turbo Porsche has. 1/4 Miles for a new 991 911 S of 12.7@109MPH is not super car material. The 370Z does it in 13.3@107MPH & I’m willing to bet the next Z has 400hp to compete vs the 991 & if that’s all the Audi R8 is going to have it will tie the Z.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The 911 beat the R8 in every category so the 911 is better. Nissan’s better then both. The Z’s already beat the Audi TT’s & the GTR beat the R8.

  12. Anonymous says:

    audi is not reliable u dumb ass tool, merc and porsche both have better reliability than audi, check the facts…btw, porsche owns part of VW, and VW owns audi, so technically porsche owns audi lol… I can’t imagine second class citizens drive porsches, but I can imagine third class citizens drive audis lmao…

  13. Anonymous says:

    Two absolutely incredible cars. money is probably well spent having these both as apposed to one Ferrari or Lamborghini.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Yeah please compare the 5.2 R8 with the Porsche.

    Oh wait- the R8 5.2 is expensive like a Porsche Turbo S.. Compare these ones..

  15. Anonymous says:

    For some reason the new 991 looks taller and less sleek in design than the old 997 to me. I love 911s, but for me, I’d take the R8 in a heartbeat, it’s just so amazing…

  16. Anonymous says:

    1 problem, i almost don’t hear the audi.

  17. Anonymous says:

    i was just joking but ok ur opinion is ur opinion 🙂

  18. Anonymous says:

    bcsngan….The 2012 Porsche 911S comes from the factory with a horizontally opposed 3.8 liter
    engine 400hp @ 7400rpm.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Strange comment. Just because you prefer the Audi over the Porsche everyone who doesn’t agree with your selection should attempt to fornicate with one’s self. Your comment is childish and offered nothing noteworthy to the conversation.

  20. Anonymous says:

    audi ftw

  21. Anonymous says:

    both are beastly

  22. Anonymous says:

    the audi r8 v10 spyder is my dream car so all u porsche lovers go and f**k ur selfs

  23. Anonymous says:

    hmm.. you think so? but then ive never had an eye for porsche.

  24. Anonymous says:

    This new 911 is just too gorgeous for words!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Unless any of you actually own both or have the money and contemplating about buying one, your opinions don’t matter. Go make your speculations elsewhere.

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