Conspiracy theorists, get your tin foil hats prepared. Volkswagen owns Porsche and Audi, and Audi owns Lamborghini. Ownership implies a mutual trust, but some secrets are not shared. All-wheel drive is more than just the ability to power all four wheels, and there are many ways to incorporate it into a supercar.
The fist generation of the current 991 series Porsche 911 was released in 2011. As the king of flat sixes, the Turbo S uses twin turbos and a seven-speed PDK transmission to power all wheels. A Haldex center differential has its own computer that has more processing power than your daily driver. It even features a dedicated cooling circuit for instant changes in torque. Armed with the SportChrono package, the six cylinder 3.8 liter Turbo S is rated at 560 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque.
The Italian side of the family prefers to mount their engines ahead of the rear wheels, and without forced induction. The Huracan is equipped with a 5.2-liter V10 that is also found in the Audi R8. Horsepower is a whopping 610, but torque is on the short side at 412 lb-ft. Borg-Warner supplies the center differential, adding a touch of Michigan manufacturing to the raging bull.
By the numbers it should be a close race, but final drive ratios and aerodynamics are the major players at triple digit speeds. We apologize for the rolling start, but most owners are reluctant to invoke launch mode to protect their rubber. At a recent Swedish drag race, GTBoard.com was on hand to film the battle. You might be surprised at the winner, but tell us if it was a fair fight, and who would win from a holeshot. Stay with us for more half mile racing here on Autofluence.
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