The new Audi RS6 looks set to be the leader of the 'power-pack' on its debut. Motor Authority recently reported that the new RS6 will be punching out a very healthy 426Kw. Apparently the information has been gleaned from an inside source with access to vehicle registration information and the Audi chassis codes used in the registration process confirm the engine size and specific output in both kilowatts and horsepower.
The RS6 is expected to use a ZF six-speed automatic transmission with the possibility of a DSG option. Motor Authority went on to note that the RS6 engine is expected to produce 1000Nm of twist which should ensure a tortured existence for whatever gearbox a new owner chooses.
Unbelievably, it is expected that Audi will release a ?Plus? version of the RS6 with upwards of 462Kw with the same engine to appear in Audi?s R8. Interestingly our punt that the ?quieter? Lamborghini Gallardo recently seen testing in Europe may be a turbo-charged V10 and not a 4.2-litre V8 is given a little more credence now. You would think it unlikely that Audi would introduce a turbo-charged V10 R8 and not offer the same option in their more expensive Gallardo?
You can read more detail on the decyphering of the RS6 chassis codes by checking in to Motor Authority.