Finally, the 2009 Audi RS6 was unveiled! Featuring the 5.0 liter V10 engine, the new sports car from Audi promises to be a dreaded rival for its main competitors like Bmw and Mercedes-Benz. Capable to develop an astonishing 580 hp and 480 ft lbs of torque, the engine catapults the car from 60 mph in under 4.5 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph or, at customer’s request to 174.
The new Audi RS6 also has to be comfortable at speed, and to help accomplish this, the front axle features four lightweight aluminum control arms per wheel.
The German manufacturer also installed a new damping technology called Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) which reduces reduces pitch and roll using purely mechanical means. The vehicle features a new ESP system which offers driving fun without compromising safety, but it can also be entirely deactivated for uncompromised fun.
The 2009 Audi RS6 features 19 inch alloy wheels and comes with 390 millimeters brake disks on the front and 365 millimeters on the rear. Also 20 inch wheels are offered as an option as well as a ceramic brake system fitted with 420 millimeters brake disks in the front and 356 millimeters in the rear wheels.
The new model from Audi will be launched in mid-October and will be available for 105,550 euros (about $157,000.)
Full press release after the jump.