Here’s a fast estate straight line speed test with a bit of a difference.
Two cars here are the obvious new ways of going really, really fast while having space for, I don’t know, some luggage or a dog or something. They’re a Mercedes-AMG E63 S estate, and a Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo.
Both make more than 600bhp. In fact, the Porsche makes quite a lot more, but is heavier on account of the fact that it’s also part-electrified, and can even be plugged in, so carries around the weight of its batteries. Which should make for a close-run contest.
Then there’s the outsider: an Audi RS6, the V10 version, made between 2008 and 2011. As standard this would be somewhat down on power over the other two, but our used contender has had a power upgrade to also make considerably more than 600bhp.
Their respective values are quite different: you can pick up a lovely example of this RS6, including modifications, for £40,000. The Mercedes is a bit more than twice that, and the Panamera is a bit more than that again.
So what’s the fastest, and best value way, to absolutely terrify your dog*?
* Please do not terrify your dog. No dogs were terrified, or even mildly alarmed, in the production of this video.
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