Today, 01:50 PM
These cars are definitely in the same class and it is a comparison we all want to see. AutoExpress is not exactly known for high quality but they do a decent job covering the differences between the cars. Most importantly that the 570S is the lightest and rear wheel drive.
The 911 Turbo S and Audi R8 of course are all wheel drive. The R8 is stated to have the most horsepower but if you look at dyno results the Mclaren 570S is underrated. Not to mention it has more torque than the R8 thanks to turbochargers. The Porsche 911 Turbo S of course is also turbocharged and also has more torque than the R8.
The problem with this comparison is the same problem that plagues many British comparisons. It's damp out on the track and this is a tight course meaning traction will be at a premium. The 570S is wearing soft rubber meaning cold and damp conditions are not in its favor especially with rear wheel drive traction.
Despite the adverse conditions the McLaren 570S laps the quickest and sets a new course record.
570S - 42.710
911 Turbo S - 42.950
R8 V10 Plus - 43.680
The gap would likely be larger on a longer course in better conditions. Also, it will likely take a Huracan Superleggera to take on the 570S especially considering the Audi 5.2 liter V10 is outmuscled in this company.
All three are spectacular cars no matter what the laptimes say.