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Audi launches limited edition RS6

2010-02-16 08:23
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Audi
Model RS6
Engine 5l, twin-turbo V10
Power 426kW @ 6 250 - 6 700r/min
Torque 650Nm @ 1 500 - 6 250r/min
Transmission Six-speed auto
Zero To Hundred 4.5 sec
Top Speed 303km/h
Fuel Tank 80l
Weight 1 985kg
Audi’s RS6, still the world’s most powerful übersedan, is now privy to a limited edition package. Is that really necessary? Of course it is.

Although mechanically nothing much has changed (power still spews forth courtesy of a 5l 426kW V10), the limited edition Sport and Exclusive trim packages (Plus Sport and Plus Exclusive if you wish to be pedantic) add all those pseudo-performance styling trinkets and trim so dear to petrolheads.

Both the new limited edition trim packages add carbon-fibre bits to the engine bay, five-blade 20-inch alloys and upgraded suspension.

Considering the RS6's only real dynamic foible is the car's 2t mass footprint, focused owners should be heartened by the presence of carbon-fibre in the engine bay, which should trim down the RS6's weight problem by a few kilograms. Makes the entire limited edition exercise entirely justifiable, now doesn’t it?

Inside, the RS6 Sport’s instrument binnacle hood and centre-console get leather surfacing.

Audi’s exterior paint and interior leather trim colour options are very generous too – which means, perhaps, we could see some yellow ones tooling around soon. Nice.

The RS6 Sport and Exclusive packages will be limited to only 500 units, each numbered. Expect numbers one and six to become collectors items in the fullness of time.

Obviously they’re all derestricted models too, leaving the 303km/h top speed claim open for your ill-judged exploration.

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