Gather around, because I've got some sizzling news straight outta Audi's oven. Their latest showstoppers, the RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance, just rolled into Mzansi, and let me tell you, they're bringing all the heat to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.
Dialing Up the Beast Mode
When Audi says "performance," they don't mess around. Forget the standard RS 6 and RS 7; those are history! The new-gen kicks it up a notch with a 4.0-litre V8 biturbo TFSI engine, punching out a monstrous 463 kW and a torque of 850 Nm. Yeah, you read it right. This ain't just a car; it's a rocket on wheels, reaching 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.4 seconds. 🚀
Sound & Fury
You'd think with all that power, they'd insulate this baby to high heavens, right? Nah, Audi dialed back on insulation to give us that raw, symphonic engine roar. It’s like having an orchestra right under your hood. Bonus? The car shed some kilos, making it leaner and meaner.
Under the Hood Wizardry
Talking tech, these cars come with a new self-locking centre differential that makes your drive smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy. It's a smart cookie, redirecting power between front and rear axles for optimum traction and handling. Translation: less skidding and more precise cornering.
Look Ma, New Shoes!
Now, feast your eyes on the 22-inch wheels that scream high performance. The wheel design isn't just eye-candy; it’s engineered to be around 5 kg lighter per wheel, improving throttle response. Pair that with new high-performance Continental Sport Contact 7 tyres and you've got yourself a driving experience as smooth as a Sinatra ballad.
Geek Out with Customizable Modes
For my fellow tech nerds, these models come with Audi's drive select dynamic handling system that has six profiles, from "I'm late for a meeting" mode to "Let's go on a Sunday drive" mode. The system is so fine-tuned that it adds another layer of emotion to your driving experience.
Pimp My Ride
Want your car to match your vibe? These new models come in 16 different exterior colors, including metallic and matte Ascari Blue and matte Dew Silver. They also feature interior design packages that add hints of color accents, making it not just a drive, but an experience.
Alright, so what's the damage? The RS 6 Avant performance comes in at R 2,332,700 and the RS 7 Sportback performance at R 2,444,500, both with a 5-year/100,000 km Audi Freeway Plan. High stakes, high rewards, people!
So, there you have it, folks! The RS 6 and RS 7 are here and they're ready to rumble. I can't wait to get my hands on one of these for a full review. Keep rocking and stay tuned! 🤘