VIDEO: Audi RS6 Avant Hits the Autobahn at 305 km/h

As excited as we are about the Audi RS6 Avant finally being sold in the U.S., this isn’t the country to properly take advantage of its performance. Our roads simply don’t allow the sorts of speeds the RS6 is capable. In Germany, however, on the famed Autobahn, owners can push their super-wagons to their straight-limits.


In this new video from AutoTopNL, we get to see a POV drive of the Audi RS6 Avant on the Autobahn, reaching speeds that would land a driver in jail here in the U.S.


The top speed reached in this video is the RS6’s top speed of 305 km/h, which is about 190 mph. While that might not seem too shocking of a speed in this day of new 200 mph-plus supercars debuting seemingly every day but 190 mph is astonishingly fast. It’s also not just the outright speed that’s impressive but the way in which it gets there.


Sure, it accelerates quickly and pulls hard through its eight gears to its top speed but we knew it would. It has a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 with 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. Of course it’s gonna be quick. However, it’s how smooth and stable it is during acceleration that’s so shocking. Watch the driver’s hands on the steering wheel and you’ll notice he’s barely doing any work, even at eye-watering speed.


One of the most impressive aspects was the lane change at 286 km/h (177 mph). It was smooth and seamless, which can’t always be said for performance cars. If a car’s suspension and chassis isn’t stable enough, lane changes at that sort of speed can be a bit sketchy, especially if the road surface isn’t perfectly smooth.


Unfortunately for us Americans, there’s no legal road on which we can test this sort of speed in any car. However, it’s nice to know that if the Audi RS6 Avant is stable at almost 200 mph, it’s going to be rock solid at normal, sane speeds. Check it out.


Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.