Limited Edition Audi RS6 Avant GT Packs 621 Horsepower and Hits 190 MPH Cap

RS6: Taking Cues from Audi’s 90 Quattro IMSA GTO to Reach Maximum Power

The beloved station wagon that everyone adores has undergone a significant transformation, emerging from the gym with increased muscle mass, a fierce appearance, and a insatiable desire to humiliate high-end sports cars. Of course, we are referring to none other than the debut of the Audi RS6 Avant GT, the latest and most powerful version of Ingolstadt’s agile and ferocious car for families.

Keeping the same exact quoted text, the RS6 Avant GT is set to be a thrilling experience behind the wheel, thanks to its adjustable suspension, carbon fiber body parts, and motorsport-inspired livery. With model-specific suspension tuning, it promises to be both a joy to drive and a refined powerhouse. This model marks the end of an era for the RS6, and it was previously hyped as a car that would “Blow our f*cking minds.” But does it live up to the hype? While we may have to wait to get behind the wheel, we can still provide you with all the other details now.

Hiding beneath the bonnet lies the well-known twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that is also used in the standard RS6 Avant. Audi has tweaked and fine-tuned this powerhouse for the GT, resulting in an impressive output of 621 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. This is significantly higher than the regular model’s 591 hp and 590 lb-ft, but on par with the RS6 Performance.

The GT stands out as significantly swifter than the regular RS6, with a jaw-dropping 3.3-second acceleration to reach 62 mph – outpacing the base RS6 by 0.3 seconds. This hardcore sport wagon cruises to 124 mph in just 11.5 seconds, its top speed capped at an impressive 190 mph to compete with high-performance supercars. The impeccable RS ceramic brakes command responsibility for slowing down the RS6 GT.

As anticipated, the RS6 utilizes its power through all four wheels via a enhanced eight-speed automatic transmission.

Audi did not simply settle after increasing the car’s horsepower and fine-tuning its performance and handling. Taking a cue from the RS6 Avant Performance, they equipped the latest version with a locking center differential that splits power between the front and rear axles in a 40:60 ratio, appealing to enthusiastic drivers who prefer a rear-wheel drive emphasis.

In the event of slippery conditions, the differential has the capability to reallocate power as necessary, with a maximum of 70% to the front wheels and 85% to the rear. This allows the RS6 Avant GT to minimize the risk of understeer while increasing agility and precision in handling and cornering for drivers who push the limits.

The engineers have specially calibrated the quattro sport differential for the RS6 Avant GT. As a result, drivers will notice that the wagon has become more responsive and agile, with handling that is described as “sporty, neutral, and extremely accurate.”

Indeed, this statement holds true. The RS6 Avant GT flaunts adaptable coilover suspension, which is quite remarkable for a vehicle of its kind. When compared to its base model, the GT is positioned 0.4 inches lower to the ground. Despite its more sporty configuration, Audi guarantees that the GT expertly balances comfort and performance, making it a top-performing car for daily driving rather than racing on the track.

The spring rate has been increased and the dampers are now triple-adjustable, with 30% stiffer stabilizers at the front and 80% stiffer at the rear. These enhancements lead to a reduction in body roll.

The RS6 GT from Audi is equipped with all the necessary equipment for adjusting the suspension. For those who prefer not to tinker with their vehicle, Audi provides the option of RS sport suspension plus (featuring Dynamic Ride Control) or adaptive air suspension.

The untamed carriage is equipped with Continental Sport Contact 7 tires, with a size of 285/30 R22. The manufacturer, Audi, asserts that these tires offer enhanced traction on both wet and dry surfaces, diminish understeer when driving at high speeds, and decrease braking distances.

The RS6 GT has taken the already impressive motor vehicle, the RS6 Avant, and upped the ante in terms of its appearance. Inspired by the GTO concept, the front end boasts a high-gloss black Singleframe grille and air intakes. A redesigned intake grille and a formidable front splitter for the bumper add to the aggressive look.

Audi has utilized carbon fiber in the recently renovated hood and front fenders. This is a new practice for Audi and has led to impressively protruding fender design in front of the front doors. On the vehicle’s sides, the GT boasts exclusive six-spoke 22-inch wheels. Additionally, there are eye-catching side skirts and sleek carbon fiber side mirrors.

The GT boasts the advantage of a practical diffuser and a dual back wing. Diverging from its forerunners, this marks the initial RS6 Avant that omits roof rails.

There are a total of five exterior finishes to choose from, including Arkona White, Chronos Gray Metallic, Madeira Brown Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, and Nardo Gray. However, in the United States, consumers will only have access to one of these choices – Arkona White.

Decals are a popular choice for those looking to express themselves. When paired with the Arkona White exterior, customers have the option of selecting Audi Sport’s classic colors: black, gray, and red. These decals pay homage to the iconic Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO, which achieved moderate success in the late 1980s. Additional decal options are also on offer.

The RS design package comes as a standard feature for all GT models. This global inclusion comprises of the latest RS bucket seats, finished in sleek black leather and Dynamica. These seats are embellished with RS6 GT lettering near the headrests and boast a striking red and copper honeycomb stitching combination. However, American customers will not have access to these features and will instead have to make do with the standard RS6 Avant performance seats adorned with Red/Copper stitching. Additionally, buyers in the US will also benefit from a power panoramic sunroof.

Just 660 units will be manufactured, establishing this as one of the most limited Audis of late, and among those, a mere 85 will arrive on American shores with identical specifications. This serves as a fitting homage to the traditional ICE-powered RS6 before its transition to an all-electric model in upcoming years.

The announcement of pricing is still pending.

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