Speed Week: Deutsch Marques
Eins, zwei, drei... SLS AMG Black, M135i and RS6 head through the mountains to join the TG party in France
Posted: 16 Aug 2013
But the Audi is the one that laughs in the face of difficulty. The addictive ease of its any-revs propulsion and its immense traction pin you, giggling, to the seat. Fast Audis have always done that. But this one also has better weight balance - the old RS6's V10 has given way to a V8 and it's moved further back, and there's aluminium in the body. Around a bend when the inevitable understeer arrives, you just floor it and the diffs will cancel it out, tracking you around the arc. Yes, you're a bit of a passenger, as there's not much steering feel or sensitivity, but its sheer face-bending effectiveness truly moves the needle. Especially given that it's also acting as pantechnicon for several bulky hundredweight of filming gear.