Apparently, we’re not the only ones that absolutely love the all-new Audi RS6 Avant. Top Gear just recently named it their Family Car of the Year and the fact that it won as a “family car” is hilarious.
“It’s certainly not as blunt as the previous car – that was a V8 warhead with a boot attached. This is more multi-faceted and intelligent.” said Top Gear. “It truly ticks all the boxes; it’s fast, practical, comfortable, the right side of attention- seeking and properly desirable.”
Hard to argue with those words. And if you might have been worried that out bias is showing, as we continue to glow about the RS6, take into account that TG has actually driven it. We haven’t yet. So the fact that Top Gear has driven it, hooned it and played with it and still feel it’s worthy of an award proves our glow is deserved.
I do like the idea of calling it a “family car”. Being that it’s a wagon, the Audi RS6 Avant is indeed a family car. It has a usable back seat for three children or two adults, it has a massive trunk and it’s wonderful to sit inside. So it’s perfectly capable of being a family-hauler, grocery-getter and school-runner. It just so happens to have 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque and can nail 60 mph in about 3.6 seconds.
But it’s not just fast and spacious. You can get that in an SUV nowadays. What makes the Audi RS6 Avant so special is the fact that it’s also great to drive. Its Dynamic Ride Control is in its newest generation, with cross-linked hydraulic suspension that eliminates body roll and keeps the car composed. It also has sharp steering and tenacious grip. There are few cars that are faster in the real world, down a winding road.
Hell, it even looks great, so you don’t even need to compromise there, either. The only real compromise is price, as it’s likely going to be north of six-figures in the US, but it is a lot car for the money. All of that combined makes it the perfect car to have if you’re a gearhead with a family. Hence the award.
[Source: Top Gear]