You could call a comparison between the 2018 Audi RS5 and 2018 BMW M4 Competition a battle of ethos. A battle, if you will, of two different ways of solving the same problem. Which problem? Delivering a blindingly fast, somewhat affordable track weapon that needs to be used every day.
It’s not an easy conundrum to solve either. Seemingly every manufacturer’s fascination with the Nürburgring has delivered countless track weapons that in many cases are a little (or a lot) too edgy for the road. This pair could easily run perilously close to that line. We know the numbers then, we know how quick this pair can be around a skating-rink smooth ribbon of tarmac, but the cut and thrust of the daily grind is an entirely different discipline.
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