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Audi RS 6: Excess on wheels

The Audi RS 6 is a family car that can hit 189mph. Some would say that's excessive, but who says that's a bad thing?

Alex Goy
Alex Goy is an editor for Roadshow. He loves all things on four wheels and has a penchant for British sports cars - the more impractical the better. He also likes tea.
Alex Goy
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As usual, the RS 6's interior is up to Audi's bulletproof standards.
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Twin oval exhaust pipes show those in the know just what the RS 6 is packing.
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The RS 6 is pretty subtle to look at, but that badge says quite a lot...
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It is as big as it looks.
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Big air dams up front feed air into its massive 4.0-litre engine.
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A black honeycomb grille helps the RS 6 look pretty manacing.
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The large oval tailpipes hide some smaller pipes.
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One of our crew likened the RS 6 to Snoopy. Do you agree?
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The RS 6's driving position is very comfy, with a wealth of information within easy reach.
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Its pace is ballistic...
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Zero to 62 mph happens in just 3.9 seconds.
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Its top speed is 155 mph, unless you tick the option box that wangs it up to 189 mph.
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Its 4.0-litre heart is shared with the Bentley Continental GT V8.
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Subtle to look at, isn't it?
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It stops well, too.

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