While in most places of the world a station wagon is usually just a normal car with an extended roof and an extra door on the back, there is a certain country where the concept is entirely different. A German station wagon is expected to be as good on an Autobahn as a sports coupe or a grand-tourer, because there are families that want to get as fast from Munich to Nice as possible. And it looks like the 2008 Audi RS6 Avant is just an ideal family wagon. For The Incredibles.
Equipped with a mighty 580 hp V10 FSI engine, the RS6 takes only 4.6 seconds to break the 100km/h barrier and stops accelerating at 250km/h.
Audi RS 6 Avant’s twin-turbo is based on the new V10 engine with the dry-sump lubrication system the luckiest of us have met on the new Audi S6 and S8 models.
Mated to a six-speed Tiptronic gearbox, the engine develops an impressive 650 Nm of torque available between 1,500 to 6,250 rpm so the vehicle completes its zero to 200 km/h in just 14.9 seconds.
To help the beast better control its enormous power, Audi’s engineers have provided the car with high-performance ceramic brakes on 420mm steel discs in the front and 356mm in the rear. They are hidden inside the standard 19-inch wheels with the new 10-spoke design with size 255/40 R 19 tires.
There are also optional 20-inch wheels fitted with 275/35 R 20 tires.
See also: 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate