How Does it Drive?
To fire up the 605 PS V8 engine you put one foot on the brake and one finger on the start button. Once that engine fires up you know that you are in for a good time. Even the exhaust note on idle is something to get excited about. In fact the exhaust note is that loud from inside the car you would think that the boot floor is made of paper.
Driving the RS6 for the first time was great, the car is as simple to drive as the Audi A3, but has more power than most two-seater mid-engine super cars. Once I got the car to the Alpine test circuit I got to experience full throttle of the car for the first time; my eyes opened up wide! The Audi RS6 Avant was blisteringly fast. One quick poke on the accelerator sent the RS6 hurtling forward instantaneously. The straight forward power was savage and highly addictive.
When shifting between gears at high revs the RS6 dumps a small drop of petrol into the exhaust system creating an exhaust pop, which makes grabbing that next gear even more fun. The exhaust note on this car stood out the most to me out of all the RS range of cars, it is the most dramatic and most desirable.
For such a large car, the RS6 Avant also works really well in the corners. The big brakes slow the mass of the car well and feel great via the braking pedal. The car seems to create lots of mechanical grip and allows you to feel relaxed when pushing the car into the corners.
The strangest characteristic about this car is the fact that it just defies science; cars this big shouldn’t be able to accelerate as fast as it does, even writing this I am still trying to get my head around it.
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