The latest news from Ingolstadt is that the 2013 Audi RS6 will be presentation with the new twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8, up rated from the S6, S7 and S8 models. Auto car reports that the V8 unit could make as much as 572bhp, just one additional horsepower over the C6 RS6. Torque is likely to be additional 516 lb-ft.
If the information shows to be true, the 572bhp rating will place the 2013 Audi RS6 above its adjacent competitor, the BMW M5 which features 560hp. It should also be capable to give the Panamera Turbo S a run for its money too! Expect Audi’s quattro four-wheel drive scheme to play its part, along with an vigorous rear disparity.
Audi engineers have an option among an eight-speed torque converter automatic gearbox and a newer seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox for the RS6. The RS6 is also predictable to lose 100kg over the preceding model thanks to use of aluminum and carbon fiber technologies.
Lending a support in the speed and footing department is Audi’s AWD Quattro system, and a set of double scroll twin-turbos that distribute peak torque at just 1,750rpm. Annoyingly top speed is automatically limited at 155mph, unless of course you indulge for the Dynamic enclose and that rises to 174 mph, while the Dynamic plus enclose bumps top speed to 189.5 mph.
All of this power comes with a 24mpg rating, although if you reside in the US that won’t matter, since this car is only intended for European countries.