In our last Would You Rather, we watched the Porsche 911 GT3 RS edge out the Mercedes-AMG GT R in a battle of barely tamed racecars for the road . This week we’re pitting another pair of Germans against each other, but this time there are a few more doors involved.

With its sleeker looks and supercar-like performance figures, the second-generation Porsche Panamera looks very promising, especially in Turbo guise. But it’s not the only five-door grand tourer on the Autobahn. The Audi RS 7 has the power and performance to to backup is imposing looks, which is why it’s had this niche segment cornered for a few years now.

Which one should you take on a very rapid carpool run?

LOOKS: The first-gen Panamera wasn’t to everyone’s liking, but 2017 iteration sports a sleeker roofline, 911-esque rear and those really cool four-point headlamps, which have recently become a styling queue across the Porsche range.

LOOKS: With its flared wheel arches and vast front air intakes, the RS 7 is certainly an angry-looking thing. Pictures don’t really do it justice. It has the swagger of much more exotic machinery.

LOOKS: The Panamera is the more understated of the two, but we love the RS 7’s aggression.

Porsche Panamera Turbo: 0

Audi RS 7: 1

DRIVETRAIN: The 2017 Panamera Turbo gets a new “Hot-V” 4.0-liter V8 with twin turbos mounted within the engine “V”. It produces 550-horsepower at 5,750 rpm and 567 lb-ft of torque at 1,960 rpm. It features all-wheel-drive and a cylinder deactivation mode that imperceptibly shuts down four cylinders, improving fuel efficiency by 30 percent.

DRIVETRAIN: Opting for the Performance variant means your RS 7’s 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 will produce a stonking 605-horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, and like the Porsche, it also features all-wheel-drive and cylinder deactivation tech.

DRIVETRAIN: If these drivetrains seem suspiciously similar, that’s because they are. As you might know, Audi and Porsche are under the same corporate umbrella, meaning they share many common components. The RS 7 is the more powerful of the two for now, but faster Panameras are surely in the pipeline.

Porsche Panamera Turbo: 0

Audi RS 7: 2

PERFORMANCE: Shortly after its unveiling the Panamera did an astounding 7 minutes 38 second lap around the Nürburgring, which is stupid fast for anything with more than two doors. Additionally, it does 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

PERFORMANCE: The RS 7 has never set an official Nürburgring time, but we don’t imagine there would be much in it against the Panamera. With a 3.6-second 0-60 time and 190-mph top speed, straight-line speed is identical to the Porsche.

PERFORMANCE: Predictably, performance is nearly identical between the two, so we’re calling this a tie.

Porsche Panamera Turbo: 1

Audi RS 7: 3

INTERIOR: The first-generation Panamera’s interior had more buttons than the NASA Mission Control Center. Thankfully, these have been replaced with touch-sensitive surfaces on the center console. Two 7-inch high-resolution displays serve as driver instrumentation, and a central 12.3-inch display provides the info-tainment.

INTERIOR: Introduced in 2014 the RS 7 has the sportier of the two interiors, with Alcantara, leather and carbon-fiber surfaces, but it can’t match the Panamera’s bang-up-to-date user interface.

INTERIOR: Two years is a long time these days when it comes to interior tech.

Porsche Panamera Turbo: 2

Audi RS 7: 3

Close call, but the RS 7’s more aggressive nature gets it the win. Let us know which you would rather take home on our Facebook page.


Check Out more  Would You Rathers:

Would You Rather: Jaguar F-Type Coupe R OR Mercedes-AMG GT S

Would You Rather: Ferrari FXX K or McLaren P1 GTR ...

Would You Rather: Ford GT or Ferrari 488 GTB -

Would You Rather: Audi R8 V10 plus or Porsche 911 Turbo S ...

Would You Rather: Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato or Ferrari F60 ...

Would You Rather: Aston Martin Vantage GT8 or Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Would You Rather: Mercedes-AMG GT R or Porsche 911 GT3 RS ...