Under the hood sits a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8, making an impressive 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque
No this isn't a dream, after a near decade hiatus the team at Audi have finally brought the Wagon back to the United States in the form of the devilish V8 powered RS6 Avant. Now for some enthusiasts this may not seem like anything special but for others this car is the holy grail of daily drivers. There are many reasons why the RS6 makes a solid claim for the top spot in the coveted ranking of best daily driver, after all who doesn't want to be able to pile five people in the car, full of gear, and still be able to take most supercars to Gapplebee’s.
Audi has made a superwagon boasting wide fender arches, sharp body lines, and an angry 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8, making it not only the most aggressive looking wagon I've seen, but also scary fast. The reason why this stunning car looks so aggressive is the unique body panels made specifically for the RS model.
These Include the front and rear fenders along with the rear doors, hood, and most importantly the mean looking front bumper. The fenders in turn, widen the track width by 40mm allowing for a grippy 285/30/22 Pirelli P Zero tire to fit in all four corners. The RS6 model also will sit 20mm lower than a normal A6 and the customer will have an option of two different suspension types.
The standard option is air springs at all four corners, or you can pick the option that Audi calls Dynamic Ride Control, this is a hydraulic system with linked dampers allowing for reduced pitch and roll when taking this monster around the twisties.
Under the hood sits a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 making an impressive 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque accompanied by a 48 volt relatively calm hybrid motor responsible for things like stop/start, and for a fuel saving mode that runs the car on four cylinders rather than eight.
All of this is mated up to an 8 speed ZF gearbox boasting Audis signature Quattro system which will provide you with a 40/60 front to rear split in torque. The power of Quattro only begins there with possibilities of achieving up to 70 percent torque to the front wheels and up to 85 percent to the rear. This wonderful wagon includes a sport differential that allows for torque vectoring left and right when needed to help with grip (the front wheels have a brake biased torque vectoring system).
With all of that power helping you propel from 0-62 in 3.6 seconds you're going to want to stop on a dime. That'll be no issue with the RS6 with optional carbon ceramic brakes, the same ones found on the Lamborghini Urus.
The front rotors are a staggering 17.3 inches in diameter and the rears come in at 14.6 inches, and if you are looking at ordering one of Audi’s super wagons you're going to want to opt for the big brakes. Not only does it help the car stop in the blink of an eye it also raises the top speed from 155mph to an impressive 190mph.
Personally, I applaud Audi for getting away from the norm, that is the American car market. Instead of releasing another bulky SUV for moms across the country to adore, they stepped out of the box and gave us something to remember. All in all the RS6 looks sharper than a knife, and is at the same time, a rocket on the road, and don't forget it's a freaking wagon and I don't know what can be cooler than that.