Part 1: Audi R8 vs McLaren 570S with Drag Race

In Part 1 of our Audi R8 V10 Plus vs McLaren 570S head to head, we take a detailed look at the cars, get to grips with each car's unique character and then finally, line them up for a good ol' fashioned quarter-mile drag race.

Don't miss Part 2 for the final decider, a track race where each car will run one standing-start hot lap of the Killarney Racetrack, with Ashley Oldfield behind the wheel. Will the more powerful Audi claim victory, or can the 570S with it's racing pedigree steal a win from its German rival?

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Stats and specs for our two hero cars:

Audi R8 V10 Plus

Price: R3 089 000

Engine: 5.2-litre V10

Power: 449 kW (610hp)

Torque: 560 Nm

0 - 100km/h: 3.2s

Top Speed: 330 kph

Weight: 1454 kg

McLaren 570S

Price: Approx. R3.6 m

Engine: 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8

Power: 419 kW (562bhp)

Torque: 600 Nm

0 - 60mph: 3.1s 

Top Speed: 328 kph

Weight: 1344 kg

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