This tuner couldn't wait for the Audi RS6 Avant to arrive in America.
In stock form, the new Audi RS6 Avant is a V8 power wagon. But despite its potent power, German tuners have wasted no time taking the high-performance wagon to new extremes. Recently, Wheelsandmore cranked up the RS6 Avant's power output to a staggering 1,000 horsepower, making the performance wagon even more powerful than a Bugatti Veyron hypercar.
ABT Sportsline is also selling the 740-hp Audi RS6-R, which is limited to just 125 examples. Later this summer, US customers will finally be able to get behind the wheel of the Audi RS6 Avant for the first time since 2003. But this American aftermarket tuner couldn't wait that long.
Based in Alabama, APR (Audi Performance and Racing) has been tuning Volkswagen, Audis, and Porsches since 1997, offering everything from ECU upgrades to exhaust and braking system upgrades. Now, the tuner has gone to extraordinary lengths to bring the Audi RS6 to America to get ahead of the competition.
The company ordered its Audi RS6 Avant from Germany last December. Now, six months later, it's finally arrived at APR's tuning shop for some modifications. "We've already started tearing it down and scanning every inch so we can develop various hardware and software products," APR wrote on Facebook, teasing that it "won't stay stock for long".
The tuning company has already enhanced the exterior with red accents, decals, and APR badging. Under the hood, APR is planning to increase the RS6 Avant's power up to around 800 hp, up from 591 hp. With a 0-62 mph time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph, the standard RS6 is no slouch, but APR's upgrades will no doubt have a profound effect on the performance. We're looking forward to seeing how APR's tuned Audi RS6 Avant progresses, but it will need to be something very special to stand out from its German aftermarket competitors.