0-62 mph in the super-fast station wagon now takes just 3.2 seconds.
High-performance station wagons are usually forbidden fruit here in the US, but that's finally about to change with the upcoming launch of the Audi RS6 Avant, which will go on sale in America for the first time ever in its current fourth-generation guise. Under the hood is a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo, mild-hybrid V8 producing 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, which is sent through an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
That's more than enough power for most people to handle, but German tuner Mansory, which also modified the Audi R8 Spyder in the past, has decided to increase the V8's output to a whopping 720 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque, turning the Audi RS6 Avant into a super wagon.
As a result of this massive power increase, 0-62 mph is now achieved in just 3.2 seconds, down from 3.6 seconds in the stock Audi RS6 Avant. Mansory hasn't said if the top speed has increased as well, but the regular Audi RS6 Avant will top out at 190 mph with the optional Dynamic Plus package, so it's certainly no slouch.
In stock form, the Audi RS6 Avant already looks pleasingly aggressive, but Mansory has added a carbon fiber body kit to make the high-performance station wagon look even more striking.
Among the new carbon fiber components include a new front spoiler, massive side skirts, a rear apron, a large roof spoiler, and a rear diffuser housing polygonal exhaust tips in contrast to the regular RS6 Avant's oval tailpipes. Lightweight 22-inch forged wheels and an orange stripe complete the exterior enhancements.
Orange accents have also been applied to the seatbelts, steering wheel, seats floor mats and dashboard in contrast to the Alcantara and leather trim applied throughout the interior. Originally, Mansory was planning to show off the modified Audi RS6 Avant at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show before the event was abruptly canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.