Why The Audi RS6 Is An Endangered Species
With a heavy heart, we have decided to categorise the 2020 Audi RS6 as the worst car of the week. Indeed this writer is in tears for this is not something I personally advocated. But I am being held at gunpoint (Super Soaker gunpoint) forced into a group think bubble, not of my own making. But no matter how we look at it the 2020 Audi RS6 is the worst car of the week. Don’t get me wrong it looks fantastic, like straight-from-concept to production fantastic.
And the power, that power, that 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, the 591 bhp and 900Nm of torque screams supercar estate in all but name. And you can get it all for £100,000+. You won’t see many Audi RS6s on the road, such a machine is like a “halo car” a demonstration of what Audi engineers and designers can do. Its a demonstration of current technologies, it’s about pushing the boundaries. Testing the limits.
The Audi RS6 will make you want to buy a bog-standard A6 because you will want to be associated with hellraiser RS6. So you may be thinking this is all positive so far. And it is on paper and in real life because the RS6 will almost certainly raise hell. And that’s what we expect.
But the 2020 Audi RS6 represents an end of an era, it’s like those elderly Brexit voters who want to screw over the next generation because they lack the basic understanding of what the EU is and what it actually offers. Or perhaps the Audi RS6 is akin to a climate denier who believes God will make everything better.
Whichever way you look at it, the Audi RS6 is an end of an era vehicle, they could have hybridised it, they could have gone for pure electric but what did they do? Twin-turbo charge the V8. The Audi RS6 is a hurricane maker, the population of the Bahamas will attest to that.
As the world is going through a climate crisis of its own making motoring journalists have a duty to show some leadership on the issue. But what did most do when governments implemented the phasing out of diesel engines? They argued for the continuation of the diesel ICE engine.
We’re talking about highly respected motoring publications. Highly respected? for what? shilling for the corrupt oil industry and climate change? So they can get more advertising? Motoring journalism is dead it has been for decades.
And what of the Audi RS6? In many ways, it is similar to a fossil-fueled steam locomotive. Just as the steam locomotive was superseded by electric (and diesel) trains, the Audi RS6 and it’s like will also be superseded. By electric power. Ironically the electric motor is as old as the internal combustion engine.
The Audi RS6 is old school thinking, yesterday’s man trying to justify living in a world that wants to leave it behind. It represents willful last-minute ignorance and that’s why the 2020 Audi RS6 (very sadly) is the worst car of the week.
I’m off for the rest of the week, to shed tears and weep endlessly.