Audi slips press photos of RS 6 Avant

Audi images and specs of RS 6 Avant pre-Frankfurt auto show reveal smooth-looking car with power.

Audi RS 6 Avant rear

Audi revealed photos of its zaftig RS 6 Avant to the press on Wednesday as a teaser to the official reveal at the Frankfurt auto show next week.

The car will have a 5.2 liter V10 engine with FSI direct injection and twin turbochargers capable of 580 horsepower. (That's a lot of power.) The car can go from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds.

"It is the most powerful model in the current Audi range...with the exception of pure racing cars like the Le Mans-winning Audi R10 TDI ," Audi said in a statement.

It should be available for purchase in mid-2008. This follows Audi's release of info on its A4 with bling LED daylights last week, which will also debut at Frankfurt.

Audi RS 6 Avant
Audi RS 6 Avant interior
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