Drag race time! Yes, the folks over at CarWow have lined up four very large, very German and very fast vehicles for a straight-line battle.

The first is the Audi RS6 Avant, an all-paw estate boasting 441 kW courtesy of a twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 petrol engine.

Then there’s the BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé, with its 4,4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine producing 460 kW. The Mercedes-AMG E63 S (here in estate form), meanwhile, generates 450 kW from its twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 heart.

And the Porsche Panamera Turbo S e-hybrid Sport Turismo? Well, this variant makes 500 kW from a combination of a twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 and an electric motor. But, of course, it's heavier than the rest.

Watch the video above to see the four contenders take part in a drag battle, a couple of races from a rolling start and a braking test...