As soon as Audi revealed the A6 e-tron Avant Concept, my mind immediately to the possibility of a high-performance Audi RS6 e-tron Concept. Audi hadn’t actually announced such a car but it seems like an inevitability at this point, given Audi’s typical product cycle. Thankfully, it seems that’s true, at least according to Audi technical development boss Oliver Hoffman recently told Top Gear.
“The PPE platform has a wide range in terms of power output. For me it’s very clear that when we present an electric A6, it has to also include some performance versions of it.” he said.
Over the next few years, as Audi introduces new electric vehicles, there will be internal combustion vehicles alongside their EV counterparts. According to Hoffman, Audi Sport’s RS models will do the same.
“This is also the basis for our upcoming RS model line. We will have in parallel our ICE portfolio with performance versions and on the other hand some performance models based on our EV platforms.”
That sounds an awful lot like he’s saying there will be high-performance Audi RS EVs in the future. The only question now is how much power will the have?
The Audi A6 e-tron Concept is said to have 464 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, which already Audi Sport-levels of power. So how much will the Audi RS6 e-tron Avant have? It will almost certainly be well over 600 horsepower, with close to 700 lb-ft of torque. It’s gonna need it, too, as all modern Audis seem to be obscenely heavy, especially its EVs.
When an Audi RS6 e-tron Avant eventually makes its debut, it’s going to be one of the most exciting Audis of the modern era, especially if it looks anything like the concept. It will be monstrously powerful, look incredible, have a practical wagon body style, and likely go like hell. We can’t wait.
[Source: Top Gear]