Audi RS6

Audi RS6

  The Audi RS6 is a full size sports car that was originally introduced in 2002 and then again in 2008. Available as either an avant or saloon the latest generation RS6 is powered by a Lamborghini sourced twin turbocharged 5.0 Liter V10 making 580 HP and 480 lb-ft of torque. This much power allows the RS6 to catapults the car from 0 to 60 MPH in under 4.5 seconds while the car's top speed is electronically limited to 155 MPH, but can be raised to 174 MPH at the customer’s request.

What does one do when they come across a car that boasts 580 HP and 650 Nm of torque in its standard version? Well, if that person is German car tuner, Reifen Koch, then they use it as an opportunity to increase the power and transform it into a raging machine. This is what Reifen Koch did when they boosted the Audi RS6’s power to about 700 ponies and 790 Nm of torque with their new tuning package.

In order to achieve such strapping results, the tuner added a sport air filter, new exhaust system, and a re-mapped ECU. The result is a top speed of 205 mph. The only other addition brought along for the engine upgrade ride is the new set of 22" rims from Schmidt with 265/30 22 speed tires.

We’d be interested to see what other tuners could do with the starting point the Audi RS6 provides. As far as we know, this is the furthest one has been able to get in regards to horsepower. Of course, loving the art of speed as we do, we know there is always something bigger and better around the corner.

Drag races are always fun, especially when you have two cars that pretty much run on the same numbers. On the occasion where we find that one is vastly superior to the other, we don’t exactly see the point in having a race.

However, the Russians don’t roll like that. When they see two sports cars out on the streets, the natural inclination would be to strap up, turn the recorder on, and push the pedal to the metal.

In this video taken by Dragtimes, we have an Audi RS6 that comes with 750 horsepower running against a Nissan GT-R with 480 horsepower. It’s not exactly an even match-up, but it’s still worth watching.

Source: Drag Times

The German tuner, MTM, has tuned up an Audi at least once before when it transformed the Audi RS6 Avant into a speed machine. Now, MTM is at it again with the MTM RS6 Clubsport which has received a jumpstart in horsepower from 580 to an impressive 730hp with a peak torque of 785Nm. This feat was a bigger accomplishment than their last which took the Avant from 580hp to 702hp. The MTM RS6 Clubsport can also now hit a top speed of 211 mph in comparison to the 155mph top speed of the standard RS6 model .

The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 4.1 seconds and to 124 mph in 12.6 seconds.

That’s pretty much all we know on the MTM RS6 Clubsport right now, but stay tuned, we’ll get back with more details as soon as we receive them!

The limited-run Audi RS6 Plus is expected to make an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show and in typical Audi fashion; the Ingolstadt-based carmaker has given us a little sampling of what’s in store.

Audi released a few photos of the interior console for the RS6 Plus, providing us with a quick glimpse of what the car’s interior looks like before it breaks cover in Geneva. If you look at these photos, you’ll notice that Audi included a commemorative plaque for the RS6 Plus where it is marked ‘001/500’, a sign that the RS6 Plus will be limited to only 500 models.

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The German automaker Audi has unveiled two new limited edition equipment packages for the RS6 full size luxury sport sedan. Called the RS6 Plus and RS6 Plus Sport, the special edition sedan comes with a few exclusive equipment packages from the four ring automaker and will be limited to only 500 units. The upgrades start with a carbon design package for the engine compartment, a sport tuned suspension hidden behind a set of special five spoke rims measuring 20 inches in diameter, an instrument panel and center console covered in lavish leather as well as bespoke RS6 logos adorning the front floor mats. But best of all the special equipment packages distinguish these RS6s by raising the electronically limited top speed of 155 MPH all the way up to 188.28 MPH, that’s over the magical 300 km/h mark. The special RS6’s are priced at 3,250 euros for the Plus package and 8,310 euros for the Sport version.

Press release after the jump.

While we usually associated the kings of yesteryear with riding in some of the most tricked-out carriages you’ll ever see, the kings of today have traded in their horse-drawn rides for something a little more appropriate with the times.

King Juan Carlos of Spain, ever the car enthusiast that he is, is no stranger to riding – and owning – some of the most beautiful machines in the world. Known to have around 70 cars in his garage, King Juan Carlos is living proof that power begets style. Though not as addicted to cars as, say Sultan Bolkiah of Bruinei, the king of Spain still boasts of a pretty impressive fleet of cars including this fully-customized Audi RS6 sedan . If you’ll notice, the whole car has been customized in black with the exception of the car’s lights out in the front and back as well as the signal lights on both side mirrors. We’ll venture a guess that this particular RS6 has also been decked in some pretty sturdy bullet-proof armor.

After all, you probably wouldn’t expect anything less from one of the most influential royalty figures – especially a car enthusiast at that - in the world, would you?

Source: Diario Motor

We are all well aware of the benefits of modifying a used vehicle, for starters they are cheaper than buying a new car to start fiddling around with and even better, the older the vehicle the less likely that there are any warranties to void by swapping in a few high performance parts either. One such example is the first generation Audi RS6 , produced between 2002 and 2004, the midsize A6 super car makes use of a 40 Valve 4.2 Liter biturbo V8 making 444 HP and 413 lb-ft of torque straight from the factory driving Audi’s patented Quattro all wheel drive system, and if you can find an example of the more practical avant version, even better.

Classic tuning: Audi RS6 by MFK Autosport

MFK Autosport has developed a new tuning package that takes the twin turbocharged eight cylinder super sedan and boosts the RS6’s output all the way up to 520 HP without the aid of any wild wings or vinyl decals. MFK focused on retuning the Audi’s engine computer in order to make the most of the factory hardware along with a larger diameter Y pipe and a set of high flow catalytic converters to almost eliminate backpressure and let the turbos spool up as soon as possible. The only additional bling that MFK Autosport saw fit to add to the RS6 are a set of satin black three piece aluminum Schmidt Revolution CC-Line rims measuring 20 inches in diameter to add a bit more aggression to this even faster wagon.

Press release after the jump.

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We here at Top Speed love tuned machines, we love them even more when they are racing, but there is a special spot in out hearts for fast wagons. The owner of the BMW M5 must not have known what he was looking at when the Audi RS6 Avant built by tuners MTM rolled up and challenged him to a race. It appears that the BMW is equipped with a Super Sprint exhaust, good for another 40 HP over the 5.0 Liter V10’s 500 HP, but one thing is for certain, an exhaust is no match for a fully built 700+ HP machine.

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Audi RS6 by Avus Performance

It is nice to see the return of the sport wagon. This white Audi RS6 built by Berlin based tuners AVUS Performance is a perfect example. As if a 580 HP Biturbo V10 with Quattro isn’t enough AVUS boosts the four ringed estate to 700 HP and restricts the top speed to preserve the tires.

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The French enthusiasts at Grip have set up an interesting competition between an MTM modified Audi RS6 Avant and a Ski-Doo snowmobile. The German tuners MTM have boosted the Audi’s 5.0 Liter TFSI 10 cylinder engine from the standard 580 HP to an astonishing 730 HP. The driver is banking on the Quattro all wheel drive system of the MTM RS6 R to get all that power to the snow covered surface. Watch and see how the tuned twin turbo V10 stacks up against the 1200 cc Rotax motor in this downhill battle. The action starts at around 1:00.

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