The Audi RS6 is a very special car. Â The largest RS-ified car from the four rings, the RS6 was the first RS car to make it to America. Â It did so in grand style, coming with a twin-turbo V8 mated to the venerable Quattro all-wheel-drive. Â It subtly announces it’s presence with a little fender flare, some front intakes, wheels, and a trunklid spoiler. Â These small changes make for an aggressive, if quiet, package, alluding to the massive capabilities that came as the Horsepower Wars really started to heat up. Â One of these used to prowl the island I grew up on, proving illusive but a rewarding find when seen in the wild. Â It’s not as extroverted and crazy as the newer RS4 and RS6, but it can tackle most any challenge in style and is a great early-millenium sleeper.
It’s hard to believe these $80k+ cars are under $30k now, and with just 70k miles. Â That’s a lot of luxury and a lot of speed for a really good price. Â The interior and exterior are similarly subtle but sexy. Â It’s too bad they never brought the manual or the Avant to the US, but beggers can’t be choosers, and I’m begging for this RS6.