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Audi storms Down Under with the world's fastest wagon, the twin-turbo V10 RS6 Avant

31 Oct 2008

AUDI has created the world’s fastest wagon in the RS6 Avant, which runs a storming twin-turbo V10 with 426kW and 650Nm of torque. Unlike any performance wagon in existence, it can blast to 100km/h in a claimed 4.6 seconds despite weighing more than two tonnes. Seating five, this ferocious family car will be limited to a small group of wealthy customers given its sticker price of $270,946. It comes loaded with luxury gear and suspension and brake upgrades, in line with those massive power and torque levels.

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Model release date: 1 October 2008 to 1 November 2010

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Audi 4B-series RS6 Avant

Released: October 2003
Ended: January 2005
Family Tree: A6

AUSTRALANS had their first taste of the wicked RS6 in 2003, when both sedan and wagon versions became available with a twin-turbo V8 that produced 331kW and 560Nm. The first RS6 was able to surge to 100km/h in just 4.7 seconds. Like the current model, the power was fed through all four wheels, which measured a big-for-the-time 19 inches in size. In sedan form it cost $219,570, while wagon set you back $225,100.

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