This new Audi RS6 Avant is a car that we just can’t stop reading about, watching videos of and, ultimately, daydreaming about owning. Mostly because it’s the first ever RS6 Avant to be sold ‘Stateside, so we covet it greatly.
In a recent Top Gear episode, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinnesse go head-to-head with the Audi RS6 Avant (driven by the former) and the Lamborghini Urus (the latter). So in a sort of behind-the-scenes clip from Top Gear, we hear Harris discuss the RS6 and the Urus, their attributes and drawbacks and which one he’d choose.
Obviously, he prefers the Audi RS6 Avant to the Lamborghini Urus, mostly because he still has his sight. But horrific looks aside, there’s a whiff of snobbery to the Urus that the RS6 Avant — and even the Audi RS Q8, which shares the same underpinnings as the Urus — doesn’t have.
The new RS6 Avant is an incredibly fast car and one that’s seriously capable and fun to drive. While the Lamborghini can technically say the same, it’s the RS6 that provides the better driving experience. Plus, you don’t look like tool driving one.
What’s interesting, though, is that, when pressed to say which one he’d buy, Harris says he’d buy neither. Instead, he says to spend half the money on a last-generation Audi RS6 Avant, get it tuned to make more power than this current one, and save a boatload of money. Not only would that be faster, it’d be cheaper and many enthusiasts find the previous-gen car to be better looking.
Here in North America, we can’t do that, as the new RS6 Avant is the only one we can buy. However, if you’re in Europe, you can follow Harris’ advice and get the older car, tune it, and use the leftover money to buy a second-hand Audi R8 with a manual.