Working for Audi certainly has its plus points. We launched our new RS6 model last night, and I've taken her for a quick 15 minute blast today. I'd have a longer run ideally, but I simply don't have the time today.
First impressions, is that she's a huge beast now..Extremely long and wide.
Firing her up, she doesn't sound like a "traditional" RS. Much more understated at idle. A blip of the throttle reminds one that she is a true RS however.
Not as fast off the mark as the old RS6 in my opinion (from what I remember). Once the trottle is nailed, the rev's fly up quicker than you can count them. I must say that the gear change is INCREDIBLY fast-more like a DSG change than a TIP change. The change even sounds similar to a dsg box. Where it really comes in to it's own tho, is from a "crusing" 75 mph, up to 12*. Very, very swift indeed. Turn of speed is fantastic, and the noise at the higher RPM's sounds stunning.
Brakes are incredibly sharp, and the steering is presise, but not too heavy or lacking feel.
I'll have more time to evaluate later, but thought i'd share this with you now!
The other thing is that the heat from the huge power plant is so, so hot. After a quick blast, and standing her still for an hour, the warmth from the engine bay is unreal! To hot to touch...
Anyhow, another true RS....all be it a tad expensive!