Will the flagship Audi S8 be able to overtake the “charged” Audi RS6 wagon?May 3, 2021
A video has appeared on the carwow Youtube channel showing a race in a straight line, in which the flagship Audi S8 sedan and the “charged” Audi RS6 station wagon are participating.
Can Audi’s biggest sedan keep up with the fastest station wagon from the same premium car manufacturer? Well, to find out, the Carwow team from the YouTube channel of the same name took the Audi S8 and Audi RS6 in order for these cars to race in a straight line.
The Audi RS6 is one of the most interesting cars of the last decade. This all-new station wagon features a state-of-the-art powertrain that combines a twin-turbo engine and a mild 48-volt hybrid system to make this hybrid more efficient and fuel efficient. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine in the Audi RS6 produces 591 hp. power and 800 Nm of torque.
The RS6 uses its mild hybrid system at launch as well as to reduce the impact of the turbo pit.
This powerful engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels through the superb Audi Quattro all-wheel drive system. All of these technologies come at the cost of additional weight as the RS6 weighs 2,267 kg.
It’s worth noting that the Audi S8 is not a member of the more powerful RS family of cars like its rival. The Audi S8 uses a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine similar to the RS6, but unlike the high-performance station wagon, the flagship sedan’s engine produces “only” 563 horsepower (800 Nm). The S8 even uses the same 48-volt mild hybrid setup, which means that while there is a difference between the S and RS, their engines are very similar.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the Audi RS Q8 received a very loud exhaust sound. A foreign tuning company has presented a “package” of upgrades for the high-performance crossover Audi RS Q8. Among other things, the car received a very loud exhaust sound and increased engine power.
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