These last few weeks
we really used the nice sunny days
A few convertibles
Lotus, BMW M4
All cool cars for southern France
This is the Netherlands
and those nice days are rare
So for the Dutch summer
A bit of rain and a bit of sun
we have the S6 with quattro!
We expected to be testing summer cars in July
Rear wheel drive sportscars!
But the weather is disappointing
But we have our friends from Vaartland.nl
Who we called for this car
It suits the weather..
Some cars have a little surprise in store for us
And this one turned out to be chiptuned!
making 550 HP!
So I think this is a RS6 light..
We did know it had a Milltek exhaust
Which adds to the "RS6 Light" feeling
It has a very deep growl!
that if you drive it slowly
you still have a rumble on the background
The sound is pretty much the same through the revs
Just this low growl
But it's a cool sound from this engine!
We have some experience with this engine
We know what it's capable of
The MTM S8 and RS6 both have the same engine
It's just so capable!
Which you really feel..
The standard S6 is held back
420 HP from this V8 is not much
With this setup
Chip and exhaust...
It turns into the car it can be!
With 550 HP it's very close to the RS6
which has 560 HP
But there are some big differences
The steering in this is lighter
The RS6's is heavier and has more feel to it
The gearbox is less agressive
But it's still very fast
It does exactly what it needs to
Except for when you put it in manual
It shouldn't upshift at the rev limiter
But it does..
The chiptuning also altered the Launch Control
Well it's software..
We put it in S
Traction Control off
Left Foot on the brake
Floor the accelerator..
It just hammers it through!
With this package
you get a car that is between the S6 and RS6
It's got RS6 speed and power
The sound as well..
But it still has the modesty of the S6
A nice compromise
and a cool combination!
2nd hand prices
RS6 is available from 110.000 (NL) euro's
costs 70.000 (NL) euro's
Which gets you a very very fast car
Which looks subtle and civilized
What isn't different from the RS6
is that you keep putting petrol in it..
But that goes to a good cause!