In this week’s episode of Head to Head, host Jonny Lieberman conducts a face-off between two sleek German super-sedans, the 2014 Audi RS7 and the 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo. Though the Audi RS7 has the edge in power going in with its 560-horsepower V-8, the Porsche Panamera is notorious for the way it defies logic with its sprightly driving dynamics.
On the track, both cars put down impressive numbers, with the 2014 Audi RS7 going from 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, with the 2014 Porsche Panamera doing the same deed in 3.4 seconds. Around the figure eight, though, which combines going, stopping, and turning, the Porsche Panamera takes the lead with a 23.7 second lap, which beats the Audi RS7’s 24.2 second lap, not to mention the time of quite a few supercars.
Next, the two super sedans make their way to a twisty California canyon road. Lieberman enjoys the Porsche Panamera Turbo for its tied-down demeanor that gives it a more composed ride than the Audi. The Audi RS7, though, provides monstrous power and a surprising amount of balance from the chassis in the hills.
Finally, professional racing driver Randy Pobst runs some hot laps around Willow Spring Raceway in California. Which German sedan takes it in the end? Watch the video below to find out.