We love how Audi works. They launch a monster of a car with absolutely bonkers power and specification that’s ridiculously fast and capable, but they never stop there. The men in white coats keep on doing R&D and changes to the setup to get even more from the car, and they then make these changes and upgrades available to prospective clients through a series of updates and optional packages. The latest beasts to receive tweaks in the Audi stable are the RS 6 Avant and the RS 7 Sportback. Both of these cars employ Audi’s iconic 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that was initially rated to produce 411 kW and 800 Nm of torque. The updates to the car’s software and boost levels see that power increase to a more impressive level, the kilowatts rise to 463 and the torque has climbed to 850 Nm. This sees the performance stats improve all round, in the 0-100 km/h shunt these luxobarges are now claimed to be able to do it in as little as 3.4-seconds shaving 0.2-seconds off the time posted by models without the update.
Also helping the sizeable cars to be quicker, the insulation between the engine compartment, the interior, and the rear of the cars has been made a little thinner and the resulting weight reduction chops a full 8 kg from the overall weight and so the scales are tipped at 2 090 kg for the RS 6 Avant and 2 065 kg for the RS 7 Sportback. There’s also a new self-locking centre differential that distributes power to the rear axle with a ratio of 40:60 and when slippage occurs the torque is automatically applied to the axles with up to 70% flow to the front axle and up to 85% to the rear axle. This self-locking centre differential is lighter and more compact. Rolling stock sees a change too in the form of optional 22-inch wheels with high-performance rubber. These can be had in a lightweight version or a cast aluminium and are to be had in burnished glossy metallic black, matte grey, matte black, or matte neodymium gold. The new lightweight wheel is around 5 kg lighter than the aluminium option and can result in a decent 20 kg drop in unsprung mass. The available RS Dynamics Package raises the top speed to 305 km/h and includes an RS ceramic brake system. The cars also receive new colours giving buyers a selection of 16 new colours that includes things like metallic and matte Ascari Blue and matte Dew Silver. Clients can also order RS design packages in three colour variants with optional additional features and decorative inlays in grey, red, or blue and the chosen colour shows through the perforated sports seats, and the seat backs feature RS embossing also in matching colours.
Take a look at the YouTube video that shows the new updates to the two monster flagships of the RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback models that includes power tweaks and a host of visual and weight-saving options: NEW! Audi RS6 Performance (630hp) | Lightweight wheels & 850 Nm💣 | Automann in 4K | Automann TV
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