Audi RS6 Avant Plus Makes 600 Off-Limits HP

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Adding to the list of rip-roaring performance products restricted from sale in the U.S., Audi will soon launch a 600-hp station wagon.

The same 4.0-liter boosted V8 that powers the RS6 Avant will provide thrust, but in this case it will be tweaked to move from 560 to 600 hp. That puts it on par with the horsepower of its corporate supercar cousin (many times removed), the Lamborghini Huracan. The car leaked ahead of its planned debut through a U.K. dealer’s website and the ever-vigilant Internet fiends at GTSpirit snagged the screen grab shown above.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Lamborghini Huracan Review

Aside from the engine modifications, Audi will also improve the massively powerful wagon’s handling by reducing its weight. The supercar in soccer mom clothing is also slated to enter regular production rather than being limited to a specific number of units like the RS6 Plus was previously.

GALLERY: Audi RS 6 Avant

[Source: GT Spirit]

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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