The Audi RS6 Avant is already one of the mot brutally fast cars on the market, especially in ‘Performance’ guise, thanks to its furious 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8. However, the noise coming from tis exhausts sort of belies that fury, as it’s more of a muted growl than an all-out roar, which sort of makes the Audi RS6 a bit of a sleeper. Not many people expect a family wagon to be that fast. In this new video from Automotive Mike, we get to hear what happens when a Milltek exhaust un-mutes it.
In this video, the Audi RS6 with its Milltek exhaust sounds positively angry. On start up, it snarls and barks, like waking up a sleeping bear. When it revs, it sounds like approaching thunder and it’s awesome. Downshifts sound like gunfire in the distance. Lovely.
It sounds best on the track, where the wide open spaces and the ability to stretch the RS6’s legs allow you to really hear it throughout the rev range. In the city, it can get a bit too loud, in a funny way. We don’t know if this is a two-stage exhaust, with controllable valves but, if not, it could use some, as it’s really loud in urban environments, to the point of upsetting neighboring people. You’d wake you entire neighborhood with this exhaust.
We don’t have a lot of experience with Milltek exhausts but this one has us very intrigued. It sounds just as good as some of the best exhaust brands in the business, such as Akrapovic. More importantly, though, is that this exhaust system perfectly suits the true furious nature of the Audi RS6. Although, if you get a Milltek exhaust for your RS6, it’s not really going to be a sleeper anymore, as the entire block is going to hear you coming.