Watch this highly tuned Audi RS6+ Avant Performance Nogaro Edition drag race an R8 V10 Plus and very nearly win.
Station wagons aren’t a big seller here in the United States, but they’re a lot more popular in Europe. Thus, Audi sells the S6 Avant, which is the name they decided to give their station wagon. We’re not sure why the S6 deserved a name where most other Audis just get letters and numbers, but we’re not in charge of a multi-million dollar German luxury brand.
The current S6 generation is coming to an end this year, and to send it off in style, Audi made a very special edition of their performance version vehicle called the RS6 Avant Performance Nogaro Edition. Its 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 now makes 695 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, which puts it far and above the most powerful engine slotted into the R8 supercar.
Production is limited to just 150 units, which made Audi collaborator ABT Sportsline a bit envious. So after helping Audi make their version of the Nogaro Edition, they decided to make their own.
Called the RS6+ Avant Performance Nogaro Edition, it’s essentially the same as the regular Nogaro Edition, only it has 30 more horses and 30 more lb-ft of torque (bringing the totals up to 725 hp and 680 lb-ft). It also comes with a carbon fiber body kit, glossy black accents and painted wheels, and a front splitter that looks like it can tear through time and space.
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Zero to sixty is clocked in at just 3.1 seconds, which is about the same as the Audi R8 V10 Plus. So, of course, they just had to drag race.
The R8 comes with a 5.2-L naturally aspirated V10 that puts out 602 hp and 413 lb-ft, which is less than the RS6+ but the R8 isn’t a station wagon. In an extremely close race, the R8 wins by a mere half a car length, or 0.3 seconds.
According to Motor1, the new RS6 is rumored to be more powerful than the standard version’s 605 hp. It will likely debut in 2020 after the regular S6 comes out sometime next year.