RE: Audi RS6 gets 705hp Nogaro Edition

RE: Audi RS6 gets 705hp Nogaro Edition

Monday 5th February

Audi RS6 gets 705hp Nogaro Edition

The uber estate's swansong has arrived - just not on these shores



Lucky Germans. Not only do they boast the highest trade surplus in the world, tuition-free university education and a frequently derestricted motorway network, they've also got the Audi RS6 Avant Nogaro Edition. And that's pretty cool, too.

It is cool because there will only be 150 of them and as they signify the winding up of the RS6's production run, they come with a monstrous spec. First, there is the paint job which lends the car its name. Nogaro blue - in case you're new to cars - is an homage to colour that the original RS2 came in. Therefore it is the best. (Or you can have it in black, which slightly ruins it.)


Secondly, there is the interior, which has been treated to vast swathes of honeycomb quilting and Alcantara and Valcona leather and black suede and other materials that no small child should ever be allowed to touch. Thirdly there are desirable, stuck-on components: 21-inch wheels, adaptive air suspension, ceramic brakes and the titanium exhaust are all listed as standard.

Thirdly, there is the powertrain, which comes in the 605hp Performance pack variety - meaning that you get 3.7 second 0-62mph acceleration and a top speed of 189mph. However (fourthly) Ingolstadt has realised that even that level of progress probably isn't sufficient for the Nogaro Edition's 150 customers, and has therefore enlisted the help of ABT Sportsline to optionally take the 4.0-litre TFSI's output to 705hp. And 649lb ft of torque.


Audi doesn't specify how long this version takes to get to the national limit, but does breezily confirm that it will manage 199mph. Which is rather a lot for a two-tonne estate car, even one of the RS persuasion. Of course all this comes at a vast price. In the UK, the most powerful RS6 costs around £88k - in Nogaro Edition spec, in Germany - without the power boost you're going to really want - it's €130k.

The car is on sale now. So expect to see one in the PH classifieds in about six months, listed at a vastly higher price. If we're lucky.

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ash73

Original Poster:

15,028 posts

156 months

Monday 5th February
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Fabulous! cloud9

Kenny Powers

1,809 posts

62 months

Monday 5th February
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Best car in the world.

ForZiE23

148 posts

30 months

Monday 5th February
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Looks a right beast and some impressive numbers!

Lord_Howit_Hertz

1,618 posts

152 months

Monday 5th February
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That will do nicely thanks!

Impressive numbers, 2 tonnes knocking on 200mph laughlaugh

ZX10R NIN

12,077 posts

60 months

Monday 5th February
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Very nice the interior is a bit strong smile
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Jeenyus161

112 posts

30 months

Monday 5th February
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woohoo

when did we suddenly have 700+hp daily drivers??

Love it!

jas xjr

10,829 posts

174 months

Monday 5th February
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tuition free university education ? sounds good to me smile

matrignano

1,817 posts

145 months

Monday 5th February
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Looks awesome, but that doesn't look like Nogaro, way too metallic?

suffolk009

3,884 posts

100 months

Monday 5th February
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I think given that it's (presumably) LHD only, limited colour choice and "strong" interior, I'd rather have a regular RS6, and then take it an aftermarket tuner.

neil1jnr

1,167 posts

90 months

Monday 5th February
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Kenny Powers said:
Best car in the world.
I like it... But I'd have a 760li instead.

Searider

791 posts

190 months

Monday 5th February
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matrignano said:
Looks awesome, but that doesn't look like Nogaro, way too metallic?
Nogaro is a Pearl Effect colour.

I always thought the RS2 came in RS Blau, not Nogaro?

Gad-Westy

9,009 posts

148 months

Monday 5th February
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Searider said:
matrignano said:
Looks awesome, but that doesn't look like Nogaro, way too metallic?
Nogaro is a Pearl Effect colour.

I always thought the RS2 came in RS Blau, not Nogaro?
I thought RS2 was nogaro? Either way, this doesn't look the same.

That RS2 blue colour looked fantastic at time. I got my Mk4 Golf Gti in Jazz blue because it looked similar!

Anyway, this looks good. Utterly pointless but....

only1ian

547 posts

129 months

Monday 5th February
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Oh hello! Am looking at new job in Berlin will add this to the reasons to accept list

briang9

1,608 posts

95 months

Monday 5th February
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Searider said:
I always thought the RS2 came in RS Blau, not Nogaro?
I thought that too

Coin Slot.

2,745 posts

98 months

Monday 5th February
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Want! cool

Yipper

5,964 posts

25 months

Monday 5th February
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A PHer recently remapped his RS6 with a light tune to ~700bhp... blew the engine... and Audi asked for ~£40k to repair / replace it...

FN2TypeR

5,734 posts

28 months

Monday 5th February
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Not powerful enough, ahm oot!

Gecko1978

2,090 posts

92 months

Monday 5th February
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Yipper said:
A PHer recently remapped his RS6 with a light tune to ~700bhp... blew the engine... and Audi asked for ~£40k to repair / replace it...
Do you just feel the urge to talk st constantly is it like an illness

Durzel

6,696 posts

103 months

Monday 5th February
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When you need a practical car for the family, but you're also insane. Brilliant.

jkh112

3,180 posts

93 months

Monday 5th February
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jas xjr said:
tuition free university education ? sounds good to me smile
No wonder it is free!