Road Tests Real world tests of Panamera GTS vs Audi RS 5

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Panamera GTS

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Panamera GTS GTS

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Faster top speed 178 mph vs 155 mph 23 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $110k vs $78k More than 40% more expensive harder to own
More torque 384 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM vs 317 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Has an active suspension Yes vs No Somewhat common; Reacts to the road for a smoother ride
Bigger engine 4,806 cc vs 4,163 cc More than 15% bigger engine
Side view of Audi RS 5

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Faster to 60mph 4.61 s vs 5.77 s More than 20% faster to 60mph
Faster in the quarter mile 13.09 s vs 13.99 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Sticky cornering g 0.93 g vs 0.85 g Around 10% sticky cornering g
Slightly better power-to-weight ratio 8.99 lb/hp vs 9.84 lb/hp Around 10% better power-to-weight ratio
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,700 RPM Around 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Panamera GTS  vs
Audi RS 5 
Brand Porsche Audi
Price 109,900 77,900
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2013
City mileage 16 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 22 MPG

design

Body style Sedan Coupe
Top type Hard fixed Soft removable

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 4x4
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7
Paddle shifters N/A N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent Multi link, Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 15.39 in Ventilated Disc 14.41 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.82 in Ventilated Disc 12.8 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 255/45 19 265/35 19
Wheel material Alloy Alloy
Wheel material Alloy Alloy

road tests

Panamera GTS  vs
Audi RS 5 
Top speed 178 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.99 s 13.09 s
0-60mph 5.77 s 4.61 s
Lateral acceleration 0.85 g 0.93 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.84 lb/hp 8.99 lb/hp
Maximum hp 430 HP @ 6,700 RPM 450 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 384 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM 317 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,700 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.3 feet 38.1 feet
Steering system Unknown Unknown

engine

Displacement 4,806 cc 4,163 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.27 in 3.33 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,233 lb 4,045 lb
Width 76 in 73 in
Height 55.8 in 54.4 in
Length 195.6 in 182.1 in
Front track width 65.2 in 62.4 in
Wheelbase 114.9 in 108.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Porsche Panamera GTS GTS
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Audi RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 quattro S tronic
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