Published on 18 Apr 2012 by Adriano
Here is a new set of spy shots picturing a slightly disguised mule of the definitive version of the next Audi RS6 Avant, caught on camera while lapping the Nurburgring very early in the morning. The new RS6 Avant is expected to come with the same TFSI 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine already equipping the S6, S7 and S8 models as well as the Bentley Continental GT V8. At the moment the kind of power that this car will have at its disposal is not clear, but it is likely to be over the 500 hp mark. The aforementioned Bentley Continental GT, for instance, develops 507 hp with 660 Nm of peak torque, whereas the Audi S8 produces 520 hp and 650 Nm of torque.
As the tradition of this model dictates, the new RS6 will come once again with a wider track. The front bumper is still the one we had seen in the spy shots we published last January and, as anticipated, the car will use a pair of oval-shaped mufflers. It is also fair to assume that the model will come with some CFRP parts in order to keep its overall weight as low as possible, in the same fashion as the recent Audi RS3.