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Specification:
Audi RS4 Avant
Engine:
2894cc, V6 twin-turbo, 4WD, 444bhp, 443lb ft
Claimed MPG:
32.1mpg, 200g/km CO2
Performance:
0–62mph in 4.1secs, 155mph
Weight:
1715kg
Price:
£72,175/£77,145 as tested

Just look at those front ends. Thirty-eight years apart, but it’s tech, not time that’s driven change. Increasing cooling requirements, radars, sensors, crash regs and aero demands all conspire to make the RS4’s front busier than a bar of soap at Wormwood Scrubs. I fear we’ll never see truly elegant car design again.

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