The 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant Makes You Feel Like King of the VW Group


The 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant Makes You Feel Like King of the VW Group

It’s still hard to believe that Audi decided to bring the RS 6 Avant to the United States market. Wagons make up around one percent of all vehicle sales in America, a number that’s dropping steadily each year. But now the RS 6 is one of three high-performance longroofs you can buy from German luxury manufacturers, the others being the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S and the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S.

While the RS 6 is endless fun to drive, that’s not the most entertaining thing about the car. The greatest joy is in how everyone reacts to seeing it on the road. One look at our Tango Red Metallic RS 6 test car will help you understand why. Outfitted with the Black Optic package, which gets you 22-inch matte titanium wheels and fully blacked out grille, it’s hard to miss. And because it’s so rare to see a sporty, aggressive wagon stateside, people can’t help but stare.

I only had the car for a weekend and I couldn’t believe just how many people, both on the road or simply walking down the street, would stop to gawk. In one instance I was exiting a busy highway when a driver in an RS 3 sedan came to a stop in an adjacent lane just to get a better look at the car, nearly causing a collision. I’ve gotten less attention in McLarens. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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