The folks over at CarWow have pitted the facelifted Audi TTS Roadster against a 2008 Audi R8 V8 (with a manual gearbox) in yet another interesting drag race.

As a reminder, the updated third-generation TTS Roadster employs a turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine sending 228 kW to all four corners via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (the latter complete with a launch-control function).

And the first-generation R8 coupé? Well, this particular model is equipped with a naturally aspirated 4,2-litre V8 offering 316 kW to all wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

Watch the video above to see these two very different creations from Ingolstadt go head to head in a drag race, a race from a rolling start and a braking test...