Audi RS6 V10 Tuned Runs Out of Speedo, Sounds Like a Lambo On Autobahn

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Before the era of the V8-powered Audi RS6 car, there was a time when the German nameplate had a V10 under its hood. We’re talking about the C6 generation of the RS6, made between 2008 and 2011 – and we have one example here at top speed on the German Autobahn, courtesy of AutoTopNL.

The second generation Audi RS6 Avant here is not available. Instead of making only 571 horsepower (426 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters), it produces 780 hp (582 kW) and 704 lb-ft (955 Nm).

The extent of this tuned RS6 modification was not disclosed but the aforementioned figures translate into a hundredth faster sprint from stock (3.9 vs 4.5 seconds) and a faster top speed at 217 miles per hour (350 kilometers per hour). o’clock). At least the video claims that, but we have absolutely no reason to doubt it.

In the top speed run above, the Audi RS6 Avant ran out of the speedometer, although it still hasn’t reached the top speed claimed above. The fastest is 208 mph (335 km/h) and that’s probably for reasons as hard to avoid as other road users.

What we love about this is that it sounds like a Lamborghini – both in the car and outside during the multiple passing flights recorded on video. That’s not surprising, actually, as the biturbo 5.0 liter V10 under the hood of the C6 RS6 is tied to the naturally aspirated V10 that powers the Audi R8 Type 42. And as we all know, the first-generation R8 shared the chassis and engine with the Lamborghini Gallardo. So yes, the manufacturer’s V10 TFSi will definitely sound similar despite the different applications in these cars.

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