The aftermarket specialists working at HPerformance have developed an upgrade program for a 2014 model year Audi RS6 Avant. The standard version is far from being a slouch with its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that is capable of delivering 560 hp and 700 Nm of torque but the tuner thought there was room for improvement and decided to optimize the eight-cylinder motor.
As a consequence, they remapped the engine’s ECU and also installed a custom air intake system manufactured from carbon fiber which has increased output to no less than 700 hp and 860 Nm. The high-performance wagon has also been fitted with HPerformance’s proprietary 70mm double-pipe exhaust arrangement equipped with pneumatically controllable exhaust valves or electronically modifiable via the car’s MMI system.
The tuner has not released performance numbers for their modified Audi RS6 Avant but without any doubt the car is now quicker than in its standard guise where it needs 3.9 seconds to perform the 0-100 km/h run on its way to a top speed of 305 km/h when it’s configured with the optional Dynamic Plus kit.
The upgrade kit is evolving as we speak as HPerformance is already working on bigger turbos and tweaked downpipes to take the engine’s output beyond the current 700 hp mark.