As car enthusiasts, we always like to think we’d take the scenic route; drive for hours and hours rather than hope on a plane to arrive in a tenth of the time. That’s rarely actually the case, though, as most people just get on the plane and get to where their going as quickly as possible. However, if the car is right, sometimes that longer journey is well worth it. In this video from Auto Trader UK, we get to see Rory Reid take the Audi RS6 Avant on a 1,000 mile journey home.
The journey started out in Stuttgart, a journey that would see Reid take the Rs6 through the Black Forest, down the famous Autobahn, briefly through France on into London. All in, that’s about 1,000 miles and enough to really stretch the car’s legs to see how well it can manage a long-distance, high-speed adventure.
Thankfully for Reid, the Audi RS6 Avant is perfectly setup for such a trip. Not only is it as comfortable and luxurious as a high-end A6 Avant but it’s also packing some unique changes to make it even better. For instance, its 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 makes a whopping 591 hp (600 PS) and 590 lb-ft of torque. So it’s monstrously powerful and can rocket the RS6 from 0-60 mph in about a claimed 3.6 seconds. Reid tests its acceleration using a very accurate GPS monitoring system, which clocks him a 3.8 seconds to 60 mph. That’s a bit slower than claimed but the car was on winter tires, in the cold.
But it’s not just straight line speed that makes the Audi RS6 Avant special. It can also handle curvy bits, as Reid tests out by taking it to the stunning Black Forest. There, he snakes the big wagon through some gorgeous serpentine mountain roads and even stops off for some dessert.
Overall, the RS6 Avant is a car that seemed to get better and better as the trip went on. Typically, a car can grow tiresome after hundreds and hundreds of miles. But the RS6, though. In fact, Reid has an even better appreciation for it now, after having done around 1,000 miles, than back when he started his journey. Is there any doubt that the RS6 Avant is the better buy than an SUV now?