The First ABT RS6+ Limited Edition is on the Road in North America

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76690"] source: ABT America, photos: Randy Floresca After the overwhelming response of the North American market towards its special editions based on the currentAudi RS6 Avant ABT Sportsline has come up with an exclusive limited offer to show its appreciation to American and Canadian Audi enthusiasts: Only 25 units of the ABT RS6+ will be built, transforming the iconic Audi station wagon into one of the rarest ABT models. And the very first car ...

Find of the Day: 2003 Imola Yellow Audi RS 6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74048"] words: Bill, photos: Premium Classics I remember in the early days of internet forums running across this wagon called an RS 6 and that Audi called them Avants. Avant? What kind of name is that but regardless, I fell hard for it. I had already owned a German wagon by this time (B4 VW Passat GLX) but this Avant was something out of this world. Most examples of the C5 RS 6 Avant I've seen were Daytona Grey so when I ran across thi...

Audi Club Sweepstakes: One Won Their Choice of Three 1:18 Scale Model and So Could You (& Still Get a 3-Pack)

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="72924"] There are only 2 weeks left for our Audi Club Sweepstakes with the 1985 Audi quattro painted Zermatt Silver Metallic which has been professionally augmented even further, with 20-valve AAN-code 5-cylinder engine built to produce over 300 hp, sport shocks and springs, Porsche brakes, RECARO seats and more. TWO WEEKS! Our last promotion saw us give away that last of three 1:18 scale 1987 Walter Röhrl Audi S1 Pikes Peak Winner. When I conta...

Video of the Day: New Audi RS 3 Sedan vs Audi RS 6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70221"] words: Bill, photo: Archie Hamilton Racing The new RS 3 looks to be a blast and we can't wait for it to finally hit our shores but we can watch others play with them like Archie Hamilton. He pits the new RS 3 sedan against the Mother of All Bombs, the Audi RS 6 Avant. You would think that it would be a slaughter but you might be wrong. Ok...don't want to give anything away but I think one of the drivers may have been holding back but the...

Delivered: 2022 Audi exclusive RS 6 Avant Audi Club Sweepstakes Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68943"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Wyoming Valley Back in 2021, the Audi Club Sweepstakes gave away the most sought-after enthusiast vehicle to come out of Audi in a long time. It was also the most expensive prize ever given away from the sweepstakes. After nine months of promotional giveaways and anticipation, the winner was chosen- Al Nuener from the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter. But that's not the end of the story. Audi Club not only gave away ...

Nine Audi Models Recognized on 2022 Car and Driver Editors’ Choice List

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64757"] source: Audi of America 2022 Car and Driver annual roundup listed Audi A3, S3, A5 Sportback, RS 7, A6, A7, A8, A6 allroad and RS 6 Avant among outlet’s top vehicle picks available in market today Audi models were named in Coupe, Convertible, Hatchback, Sedan, and Wagon categories after being tested using Car and Driver’s test data and on-road evaluation process Audi was praised for its innovative technology and unique design o...

Video of the Day: Audi R8 V10 Performance vs RS e-tron GT vs RS 6 Avant vs RS Q8 vs RS 5 vs RS 3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68425"] words: Bill, photo: carwow I don't remember ever seeing a drag race lineup like this before. May Watson from carwow pits the Audi R8 V10 Performance against the RS e-tron GT, Rs 6 Avant, RS Q8, RS 5 Sportback, and the new RS 3 Sportback. If you are familiar with Mat when he does a comparison test, they do a drag race, a rolling race , and a brake test fro 100mph. The drag races are entertaining with a familiar result if you've seen ...

quattro Magazine Feature: Higher Learning RS6-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67541"] words: George Achorn, photos: Avery Peechatka Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. It was a brisk autumn morning when I first met Ming. He just rolled into the local cars and coffee in central Pennsylvania driving the first RS 6 Avant anyone had seen in those parts, parked it, and casually strolled off for a ...

Hennessy Performance Uses Wife’s RS 6 to Set Fastest Top Speed with Christmas Tree on Roof

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67192"] Yes, the Christmas-Tree-on-the-Roof schtick gets a bit cluttered this time of year, but we’re still willing to drop some praise when we see a display like this. With runway rented for performance development, Hennessey Performance decided to try for top speed runs with a tree on top. First they tried Hennessey’s Porsche 911 Turbo S, netting 205 mph without the tree and dropping to 175 mph with the would-be fastest fir. Next came their...

Find of the Day: 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant RS Tribute edition for…

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66683"] words: Bill, photos: Cosmo Motors Nogaro Blue is one of those Audi colors that just grabs attention. Combine it with the C8 RS 6 Avant and you have a rare bird. This is the RS Tribute edition and in case you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, it's 1 of 25 that was imported to the States. We featured a Tribute back in March and the price on that (with 1,543 miles) was $152,000. This one with 7,151 miles is...well, he...

ABT Sportsline: RS6-S and RSQ8-S – Aero Packages with Plenty of Carbon Fiber Parts and 690 HP

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66207"] source: ABT Sportsline North America ABT Sportsline regularly presents exciting, completely modified vehicles. In 2021, both the RSQ8-R and the "Johann Abt Signature Edition" based on the Audi RS 6, which was presented for the company's 125th anniversary, were sold out in no time at all. However, ABT fans will not have to wait too long for an exciting replacement because in mid-January 2022, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket ...

Compared: 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant vs. 2021 Audi A6 allroad – Enthusiast Unit vs. Consumer Unit

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65009"] words: George, photos: George Achorn, Bill Cho Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. “Consumer Unit”. It’s a term you hear when you spend time with a manufacturer like Audi. Loosely stated, it’s a car seen out in the wild and operated by a private owner. It’s a car that’s been purchased and driven b...

Event- Northeast RS 6 Treffen

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64383"] words: George Achorn, photos: Lenny Piedmont Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. There’s something special about the arrival of a new performance offering like the RS 6 Avant. One-part pent-up demand and one-part the high level at which enthusiasts engage with such a car (sampled and compared on pp. 22-...

Video of the Day: C7 RS 6 Avant vs C8 RS 6 Avant Drag Race with Daniel Abt

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64046"] words: Bill, video: Daniel Abt If you've ever wondered how the older C7 stacked up to the new C8 RS 6 Avant, wonder no more. In Daniel Abt's (yes, that Daniel Abt) latest YouTube video, he pits the two super wagons against each other. Thankfully, there are English subtitles for those who don't speak German. While the C7 has a lot of miles on it, it's been upgraded with ABT power as has its younger sibling, the C8. Both put out about 700...

And the Winner of the Audi Club RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes is…

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59867"] Over a year ago (it seems like a lifetime), we were talking about our next sweepstakes. Our previous one had ended and the prize was a choice between an RS 5 Coupe, an RS 5 Sportback, or an e-tron SUV. At that time, it was the most expensive prize Audi Club had ever offered. "Why not think bigger?" The newest and hottest Audi had just been announced for North America and we had to get our hands on one. The Audi RS 6 Avant was finally co...

Audi Club Sweepstakes Giveaway: An Ivan Shmatov quattro Canvas…and a quattro Sticker

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62988"] drawings: Ivan Shmatov We are coming down to the last couple of weeks before someone is named the new owner of an Audi exclusive RS 6 Avant with goodies from Audi Accessories, Thule, Griot's Garage, and Mountain Hardwear so we decided to go out with a bang. quattro Magazine was fortunate enough to interview Audi Sport designer, Ivan Shmatov, for the Q2_2021 issue (you can read about Ivan HERE) and he gladly designed the cover of the issue...

An Audi Club Sweepstakes Giveaway: One Thule Paramount Backpack for One Lucky Winner but a Lifted Quattro Sticker for Everyone!

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62890"] Can you believe that the Audi Club Audi exclusive RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes has less than 30 days to go (last day is August 31, 2021)? One lucky person will win the RS 6 Avant and thanks to our Sweepstakes partner, Thule, one lucky participant of the sweepstakes will win this Thule Paramount Backpack 27L! For life on the go, keep your Thule Paramount packed with everything you need for the day. This stylish yet versatil...

Audi Club RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes Giveaway: A Griot’s Garage G9 Orbital 2-Step Ceramic Kit

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62582"] The Audi Club Audi exclusive RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes is winding down...there are only 5 weeks left (last day is August 31, 2021)! One lucky person will win the RS 6 Avant and one lucky participant of the sweepstakes will win this Griot's Garage G9 Orbital 2-Step Ceramic Kit worth $199.99. So what is included in this kit? From Griot's Garage: A smooth surface is better at reflecting light and that's what gloss comes down to... the paint's a...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 6 Avant vs Tesla Model X Performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62021"] words: Bill, photo: carwow As electric vehicle become more and more prevalent with the driving community, you will probably see more of these drag races. We all have seen the Tesla Model S blow the doors off ICE competitors and now there's the Plaid edition doing 0-60 in 1.99 seconds and with 1,020hp, the competition is shaking. This Tesla Model X is not a Plaid but rather the 778 hp performance Dual Motor. The hero in this race has...

Interest in the Johann Abt Signature Edition Exceeds All Expectations

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61657"] source: ABT Sportsline ABT Sportsline, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW, impresses its fans again and again with its limited-edition special models. For the company’s 125th anniversary in 2021, the Johann Abt Signature Edition represents a new benchmark. The special series is limited to 64 cars and is a homage to the company’s founder. In 1896, Johann Abt laid the foundation...