The Audi RS6 Avant and The RS7 Sportback Performance Are Dope And They Do Dope *hit
Updated October 3, 2018
Trying to follow the trail of creating super powerful sedans and wagons, Audi recently revealed the most powerful versions of the RS6 Avant and the RS7 Sportback of all time. As you probably know, these two are the pinnacle of Audi RennSport and they have already proven their brute status numerous times giving making the lives of supercars on the track a living hell. The virtue every other supercar lacks, but these heavy-weights have is the capability to be just a normal car after finishing lapping the ‘ring in 8 minutes and 5 seconds (for the RS6). That is a virtue you simply have to respect!
Too keep them in their top form, the Audi RS team had another go at tuning the RS6 and the RS7. With the Performance pack, both cars received a few more ingredients making them hotter than before. Finally, we are getting closer to seeing what the four liter turbocharged V8 can do. Adding 45hp more on top of the 560hp the regular RS6 and RS7 engines develop, RennSport magicians sourced out 605hp in total from the modern eight cylinder engine. Both the four door coupe (or whatever you want to call it) and the Avant got the same power package. To put it into perspective, this is more than you get from the Nissan GT-R, the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe AWD, the Porsche 911 Turbo S, the McLaren 570S, the Ferrari California T and many, many more. This is sick stuff here! Considering that both RS cars have quattro all wheel drive, launch control system, advanced suspension and exceptional grip, 605hp can do wonders.
Speeding from from zero to 60mph will take only 3.6 seconds. If you are really lucky and enjoy the best possible conditions, that number could be even more berserk. Not even the official R8 acceleration time will be too far. The supersedan and the supercoupe have one more astonishing trick up their sleeves. The top speed is derestricted. You can go over 155 mph! The restrictions have been lifted to insane 189 mph. Now, if you happen to know a really good tuner (like this one) you could remove the limiter altogether. We do not know what the results would be. Probably more than 200 mph.
Proving to the world that they actually think about fuel efficiency (and we saw other disturbing instances when they did not), Audi revealed that the four-liter twin turbo engine can return 29mpg. Really, 29? Now, if we got this right, the freaking four-liter twin turbo engine developing 605 hp is more fuel efficient than some mid-range hatchback with two times smaller engine. Impossible! And it is impossible. These values can only be achieved under certain circumstances, probably in laboratory conditions. In real life, you are definitely looking at 20ish on the highway (which is exceptional by the way) and sub 15 mpg in the city. Now, you could theoretically use less if the cylinder deactivation mode was working at all time. However, in that case you will have the A6 Avant 2.0 TFSI and not the monstrous superwagon.
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