One of our absolute favorite Audis is the RS6 Avant. Its beastly 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged TFSI V8 develops a whopping 560 hp and can get from 0-60 mph in under four seconds. All the while, it can carry five adults and a ton of cargo in supreme luxury. It’s a family car that can flat-out embarrass almost any sports car on the market. However, it could sound better.
The great thing about turbochargers is that they allow for monstrous torque and horsepower figures while also adding fuel economy and efficiency. However, they do rob engines of precious exhaust gasses, thus making cars sound worse. While the Audi RS6 Avant’s exhaust isn’t bad by any means, it could sound more exciting, considering its performance. Luckily, the folks at Akrapovic are here to remedy that.
Akrapovic, if you don’t know, is one of the best exhaust manufacturers in the world. Based in Slovenia, Akrapovic makes exhausts for Audi, BMW, Porsche, Ducati and even Audi’s Sport team. Their titanium Evolution line of exhausts sound absolutely brilliant on basically everything they go on, especially the monster Audi RS6 Avant. Not to mention, they’re made far better.
While Audi builds fine products, things must be done at a budget. Pull the exhaust off of an Audi RS6 and it will look like a run-of-the-mill exhaust system. Take a look at the titanium exhaust from Akrapovic and it will look like art. The hand-made welds are perfection and the laser cuts are precision at its finest. Throw in the beauty of the titanium and carbon fiber tips and it’s an exhaust system that looks as good as it sounds. Admittedly, you’ll never really see it once it’s fitted to the car, but it’s cool to know that it’s there, looking as good as it does.
But it’s the sound that you buy an aftermarket exhaust and no company sounds like Akrapovic. The exhaust on the RS6 Avant sounds violent and angry. It’s deep and aggressive at low revs and raucous at high revs. It’s fantastic and really adds to the muscular look of the RS6.
It’s not just sound, though. The Audi RS6 Avant also gets a performance benefit from the exhaust, to the tune of 9 horsepower and 11 lb-ft of torque. While that’s not a lot, it’s just icing on the delicious-sounding cake. Oh, and it saves about 18 lbs of weight, which is also nice.
The Audi RS6 Avant isn’t a cheap car, costing the European equivalent of over $100,000. So it’s worth spending some extra money to make sure it sounds as good as it looks and performs. If that’s something you’re interested in, the Akrapovic Evolution Line of exhausts is for you.
You can hear the differences between the stock exhaust and Akrapovic exhaust here.