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New Audi RS6

Discussion in 'The Cool Wall' started by benw123, Feb 10, 2009.

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New Audi RS6

  1. Seriously Uncool

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  2. Uncool

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  3. Cool

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  4. Sub Zero

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  1. benw123
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    Haven't posted one in here for a while, but a quick trip to www.evo.co.uk gave me a bit of inspiration:

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    So what do we reckon? I'm a fan, but I think the limit has been reached in the Audi/BMW/Mercedes horsepower war. There cannot be any good reason why cars should have over 580-600bhp on the road. It would be better at 400bhp but weigh 200kg less; I think weight will be the new performance improvement headline for the next few years, especially as it goes hand in hand with better fuel economy and lower emissions.
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    Sub-zero IMO.

    Not a fan of the MTM version then?

    LINKY

    666 PS hp.
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  3. PaulAr
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    Always something quite cool about uber quick Wagons IMO.
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  4. benw123
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    Nice link. But last sentence of the same article sums it up nicely: "The problem is, how fast does a wardrobe really have to travel?" :)
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    Never a truer word, it is rather a wardrobe, the older RS6 avant was well just whats the point, again with this.
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    Whats the point in any car that will go above 70? The fact the car seemingly has no point is what makes it cool in my opinion! Being so devastatingly fast and able to carry a wardrobe makes it so awesome I think. :ninja:
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    Sub zero for me, got overtaken by one last week, and it appeared out of nowhere and was gone again! Looked really mean.
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    Sub Zero, one of the best looking cars IMO even though it is an estate and I don't normally like estates!
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    100% sub zero, one of the coolest cars for sale imo.:wub:
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    Thats been exactly my feelings for ages, if the max speed limit is 70mph then why make a 210mph car, if no car is actually allowed to go faster, simple answer, so the goverment can make billions of fines etc etc

    If they really wanted to cut emissions as much as they need to to make a real difference to the earth etc then they would cut all these big engined cars completely, make all cars limited etc etc, but alas.

    It might be quick but whats point of having an estate so quick given it'll be driven by a yummy mummy to school & shopping, lmao, its true aswell

    & how many estates have you fitted a wardrobe into, lol
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    Seriously uncool
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    I agree...
    Seriously uncool.

    Typical Audi generic uber-barge with loads of power...and doesn't even look as 'different' as the last version.

    Not cool in the slightest for me.
    So cool in fact, that I can't even be bothered taking Audi up on their offer of a test drive...it's just a bit of a pointless car in my mind.
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    errr.... can I go to the test drive posing as you pleeeeeeese?:laugh:

    For me its just about saying I have a V10 twin turbo...... estate.

    I know its completly pointless, but what is the point in owning any car which goes more than 70mph and cost more than a few grand?
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    A 'Cool' car in my opinion, there's something about the words 'RS6' that sounds good when one talks about it. Does it really matter wether it goes round corners or not? I'm sure 99% of friends or family who know anything about cars will be impressed if you told them you had an RS6, that makes it pretty cool, unless your friend happens to be EssThree of course. :moa: :)
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    Does it come with a towbar??

    I just picture a yummy mummy with 1 kid in the back doing a 1000 point turn, lol

    Look they're good cars but it really is just pointless & a way for Audi to say my dick is bigger than BMW's etc, why dont the concentrate there engineering on producing the mostly bought cars with serious improvements in emissions, economy, technology, etc, I recognise the technology they play with in the big cars does eventually filter down but for me I find Audi a tad slower than most at integrating technology into there cars

    Not I'm a geek but how many of us 8P owners are fedup with the handbrake right by the poxy armrest, a nice parking switch would of been better, lmao
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    if you watch the review on drivers republic you see them put it around silverstone and it handles pretty well.
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    Cool, but I am a bit biased towards the RS6 in general :)
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    Sub zero
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    cool...I'd have one so it has to be or Erm..I'm not.
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    The RS6 (new one) is my lottery winner car.

    The RS6 (old one) is my next car.
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    Funny you should mention that - they're not an option on the RS6 because, apparently, Audi were worried about gearbox oil temperatures should you be towing something large and heavy! I kid you not - EVO reported this on their long-termer:

    http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evolongtermtests/228438/audi_rs6.html
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    hmm
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    Huh, but we're talking about what a V10 is it, I mean if that engine/gearbox cant take towing then what can, I have an A3 TDI & that has towbar options so howz that figure exactly??? Its not like you'll be towing a caravan on the RS6 at the high speeds it is capable of, its becoming very american huh as they look at every possible angle to not get sued lol
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    who in their right mind would tow something in a rocket of a car???
    (apart from NHN)
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    Never said I would, but given its a huge station wagon, you'd expect it to have the capability & trust me I'm not alone in the world who thinks urm can I fit a bike towbar bracket, we dont all tow caravans, lol
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    piss off you were thinking of towing a caravan or taking your hedge trimmings to the tip at the weekend...bike towbar indeed Pah!
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    lmao, ok Gov you got me I'll come along quietly

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    But it was nuclear waste not hedge trimmings, how'd you think I could afford the RS6 in 1st place

    Just got me bike serviced today you cheeky shit, lol
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    Some countries actually have a sensible attitude towards speed :happy:

    I was back in the UK this weekend...10 minutes of the "fast-lane queue" and I was ready for murder :gun2:

    RS6? Love it, personally. 200 mph family wagon, just my sorta thing. And my missus reckons it would suit me :happy:
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    I'm gonna disagree with most of you here and say SUB ZERO.

    My reasons for doing so:

    I've said it many many times here before, it's not so much how fast the car is it's what it says to you. I looked at the RS6 in person in my local dealer. I was just blown away by it.

    The size, arches, wheels, hubs and brakes, inside, lines, lights, grilles.....lol everything. The inside is like a stately home lol. The whole package kept me looking and looking. Sometimes just taking it all in made me stand and stare for minutes at a time!

    Its not so much the power of the car that makes me like it but what the RS badge says (which brings the above...arches etc). The time, effort, and research that went into making it. Ceramic brakes as an option ffs lol.

    Audi always have done things differently and "that" is one of the main reasons why i own one, i'm sick of the stereotypical design of cars these days, sharp lines angles which don't look right, small wheels, lack of engine choice and power to match. This for me was a breath of fresh air and while i love all RS models even the RS2, they to me seem to be improving them each time they make one.

    Exclusivity to a certain degree. I know the S3 is a much much more popular car, but around where i live there is only one other one. I love that fact. I've seen 1....only 1 RS6 on the road ever. Since they've made this and the previous model. Having something which is rare gives it more appeal to me.

    The fact is has 572Hp and a twin turbo V10 engine is something of a masterpiece if you ask me. Why stand there and slate it when it really has nothing to slate. Yes its an estate, but YES it is available in the SALOON model also. What is with people these days, do you all have to be so "anit-wardrobe"??? LOL.

    Is it not funny that this car will put most Ferarri's (don't like them) to shame?? I'd personally find it histerical if i was to come up against one (or most other cars) on a track and wave goodbye as it entered my rear view mirror! In an ESTATE car PMSL what fun! Dog rumbling about in the rear too.

    More seriously though i bow down to Audi designers and the RS team for making such an animal and making it look relatively tame, to the trained eye the badge says it all.

    Thinking outside the wardrobe (excuse the punn) for the second run of the RS6 Audi to me couldn't be more on the ball. I like to be different which is why i like the car.

    G
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    Cool.
    Saloon is cooler,looks better too.
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    Being an estate makes it even cooler IMO!
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    In my opinion, an RS2/4/6 has to be an Avant model! It was the original Audi RS2 Avant that spawned these modern RS models, and what made it special apart from the power and brakes etc. was that it was a fast estate.
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    The RS2 was only an Estate because PORSCHE said it had to be, no other reason. And thats why there was never a saloon/coupe version.
    It was a condition laid down by PORSCHE when they agreed to help develop the RS2 to ensure PORSCHE sales were unaffected by a bonkers AUDI with the PORSCHE bits all over it.
    The fear was that an RS2 saloon/coupe would steal potential porker customers, but that thse in the market for a`sports car`wouldnt want a load lugger.
    It was never clever leftfield thinking by AUDI to make something different and `cool`.
    IIRC all subsequent RSs have been available as saloon and estates versions.

    Yes the RS6 Estate is cool. (as is the RS2)
    But IMO the RS6 Saloon is cool too, but looks better, and is lighter, and according to the motoring press drives a bit better. So because of this it pips the Estate in the cool race.
    IMO of course.
    Which means p!ss all realy cos I dont have a spare 70K!

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    Sometimes cool things happen more by luck than judgement!

    There was no B5 RS4 saloon ;)
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    Anyone would think you had an A4 estate:moa:
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    And a dog :thumbsup:
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    I see an RS6 wagon every day on my way to work - 99% of the time it's absolutely filthy :happy: now that's cool

    In my opinion they never topped the original RS2...just love them

    Also my opinion, a superfast family wagon (saloon or estate, no matter) will ALWAYS be much much cooler than a noisy, penis-shaped supercar - I'd love a Lambo, just to own and experience it, but I wouldn't want to be seen in it :ninja:

    Guess the film quote : "You damn right it's limited. No cup holder, no back seat. Just a shiny dick with two chairs in it. I guess we the balls just draggin' the fuck along"
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    Bad Boys II?
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    Sub Zero for this, love it! :drool:
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    Oooh, almost! Bad Boys 1 :happy: Love that film, and the car is just dreamy...I'd have it over ANY modern Porker - true :o.k:
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