500kW-plus Audi RS 6 Avant Nogaro special edition announced

February 2, 2018

Audi has teamed up with renowned tuner ABT to come up with a crazy Audi RS 6 Avant special edition, called the Nogaro Edition. It’s the most powerful RS 6 ever, and (probably) one of the most powerful Audi road cars ever.

The name comes from the iconic Audi RS 2 and its Nogaro Blue hero colour, from 1994. It might get the same colour but from there things go a little bonkers. Thanks to the help of ABT, a company that has years of experience in tuning Audis, this RS 6 produces over 500kW.

Under the bonnet the standard 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, which usually belts out 445kW and 700Nm in Performance form, now produces as insane 519kW and 880Nm. This monumental power is sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission with quattro all-wheel drive.

Across the 0-100km/h sprint the standard RS 6 Performance needs just 3.7 seconds. We can only suggest this would be slashed to around 3.5 seconds. Flat out, the top speed is rated 320km/h, and we’re guessing it has no trouble getting there.

Aside from the engine tuning the special edition also gets a range of gloss black highlights for the exterior, a set of machined-face and black 21-inch alloy wheels wearing 285/30 tyres, while an RS titanium exhaust pokes out the back.

Buyers can option for matching blue highlights in the cabin, with every model receiving a special build number plaque to prove its exclusivity. Audi is planning to make just 150 examples, and as far as we know, they’re all in left-hand drive only. Prices start at €124,200.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.