This is not the first time that an Audi RS 6 Avant has had a blast on the highway, but it is undoubtedly the first time that we have seen one block its speedometer.
Sporty looks, supercar performance and station wagon capacity, there are many reasons to love the Audi RS6 Avant. Even more for aficionados of engine preparations since its twin-turbo V8 unit has some hidden resources. The proof in this video. The example in question is a previous generation RS6 which has been slightly modified and shows us what it is capable of on the highway. Spoiler alert: it goes so fast that the counter stops working and suddenly returns to zero while the car is still moving!
In its original version, the RS6 Avant of the C7 generation is equipped with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 developing 560 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. A few improvements later, it gains a few horses and goes to 700 horsepower and 940 Nm of maximum torque. The changes also include the removal of the top speed limiter and an Akrapovič exhaust line which gives the V8 a fantastic sound.
The motorway is quite busy during this speed run, so the driver must make a few unsuccessful attempts before finding a sufficiently clear section where it is possible to push the overpowered station wagon to maximum speed. It does, however, provide plenty of opportunities to hear the sound of the exhaust and enjoy it.
When the road is clear, the RS6 accelerates effortlessly to around 290 km / h. From there, the speed increases more slowly. Something interesting is happening at an indicated speed of 324 km / h. The speedometer turns off and returns to zero. The car continues to accelerate, however. According to the GPS, the Audi reaches 319 km / h before the driver starts to slow down. That’s an impressive speed for a vehicle that is capable of carrying a whole family and all of their belongings.