Audi Makes Changes To Performance Lineup – Goodbye R8 and TT, Hello RS6 Avant!


Audi Makes Changes To Performance Lineup – Goodbye R8 and TT, Hello RS6 Avant!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Audi fans listen up, because there is some good (and bad) news coming at you right now.

Starting off on the good news the new 600-horsepower, AWD, RS6 Avant station wagon has finally hit American shores in production form after a slight pandemic-related delay. There is a year-long wait list for this hot wagon and you need at least $110,000 to get one. This beauty mixes aggressive styling with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and a luxurious-yet-sporty interior. 0-60 for this beast is 3.5 seconds, and the RS6 currently holds the Nürburgring record for Fastest Wagon. at 7:21.65 seconds.

Moving on to the bad news, Audi’s own Halo car, the R8 has been discontinued along with its little brother the TT. The R8, with its screaming N/A V10, along with the TTRS, packing a turbocharged 5-banger, are both gonzo. The TT was kind of expected due to horrific sales numbers, but the R8 was moving units relatively fast for a supercar. Speaking of relatively fast, the R8 hits 60 in a mind-boggling 2.6 seconds, and has a top speed of 221 miles per hour.

So, there’s the day in Audi news. I think the power move here is cancelling your R8 order and placing one for the RS6, which will result in you keeping almost $100,000.


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2 thoughts on “Audi Makes Changes To Performance Lineup – Goodbye R8 and TT, Hello RS6 Avant!

  1. Jeff

    Definitely sucks about the R8…Not that I’d EVER be able to own one but they are pretty sweet cars. Really dig the RS6 wagon.

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