Friday, February 27, 2015

Orange Is the New Fast: MTM Builds a 750-hp Audi RS6 Avant

MTM Audi RS6 R Avant
There are three things German tuner MTM likes more than anything else in this world: horsepower, Audis, and the color orange. The outfit tends to mix all three together to form wild, Audi-based rides, and its latest creation, the RS-6 Clubsport, takes MTM's triple threat to new heights. Debuting at the 2015 Geneva auto show, the Clubsport starts life as an already fast and capable RS6 Avant—but let's just say MTM got a little carried away after that.

For starters, the Clubsport wears an impressively, um, un-subtle orange-over-gray paint job with white checkerboard squares splashed across the rear quarter panels. If the RS6 Avant is the discerning gentleman's sleeper, the RS-6 Clubsport is rocking damn-near-pace-car levels of attention seeking. We think it looks the business, especially on its lowered suspension and those gorgeous MTM wheels.

Around 176 pounds have been stripped from the RS6 Avant's curb weight, but MTM wasn't satisfied with mere lightweighting. Thanks to unspecified tuning, the Audi's twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 now makes 750 horsepower and 697 lb-ft of torque (up from 553 and 516), power that MTM says makes the Clubsport "ready to claim more records in its class." We know what you're thinking: the 700-plus-hp luxury-sports wagons are a class? Perhaps you've forgotten about Brabus and the magic it sprinkles over Mercedes-Benz's long-roof E36 AMG. So, yeah, there are multiple station wagons cavorting around Europe with Hellcat-challenging horsepower—and yeah, we're still jealous. Heck, we'd be happy with the stock RS6 Avant.

MTM Audi RS6 R Avant
2015 Geneva auto show full coverage

from Car and Driver Blog


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