When the RS6 came out, there were reams and reams of editorial produced that babbled on about the car's straight line speed. With the inevitable comparison being made regarding how this estate could out drag an old Ferrari (the Testarossa coming in for a bit of a kicking). Which it could still do even whilst carrying a builders ladder, for example.
Mind you, this one might be a little better than standard, since the owner seems to have thrown the kitchen sink at their car. Not only has it had the cambelt, waterpump and thermostat changed; its had a gearbox replacement, work done to the cooling system, and the suspension has had a refresh. The car also has four matching Michelin Pilot Sport tyres fitted to it - an important safety consideration when driving any four-wheel drive car.
So, returning to the original point of the Audi RS6 being the go to fast estate. Even though it isn't a car for an autocross, it is the right sort of car for any across country (or even continent) trip. When you need to get somewhere fast and you need to take, say, your dogs as well, then the RS6 Avant could be the car for you. Just bear in mind that the cornering forces the car can achieve, combined with its rock-solid ride, are the perfect cocktail for spreading previously digested pedigree chum all over the boot floor.
SPECIFICATION - AUDI RS6 AVANT
Engine: 4,172cc, V8 twin-turbo
Transmission: five-speed automatic, four-wheel drive
Power (hp): 450@5,700-6,400rpm
Torque (lb ft): 413@1,950-5,600rpm
First registered: 2004
Recorded mileage: 88,000miles
Price new: £58,800
Yours for: £10,500
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