Remember German tuner Wheelsandmore and its 1,050hp Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder? Well the same folks have now put that same kind of face-melting power into the new RS6.
Wheelsandmore is offering five different stages of engine upgrades for the C8 RS6, because the 600hp and 800Nm of torque that comes as standard is totally inadequate. Stage 1 is an engine remap that takes power from the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to 710hp and 920Nm, but you don’t want that.
What you do want is the full-fat Stage 5 upgrade. This includes the aforementioned ECU tune as well as upgraded turbochargers and an exhaust system that seemingly shuns all silencers, filters and emissions tech. The result? 1000hp and 1250Nm of torque. Yep, One Thousand horsepower. In a family estate.
The bad news is that this kind of power doesn’t come cheap. Stage 5 costs €41,932 on top of the starting price for a new RS 6 Avant. We absolutely cannot wait to hear what this thing sounds like, though.
Funnily enough, Wheelsandmore is also offering three different choices of wheel for its tuned Avant, plus a coilover kit and adjustable lowering springs. Oh, and we should probably mention that bright green paint. What do you reckon Internet?
STORY Greg Potts