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The mighty Audi RS6 doesn’t need any help flying down the road, and this one – the first new, UK-spec RS6 Avant – shouldn’t need any help flying out of the sales brochure either. It’s got a rather personal endorsement from Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Oscar-winning actress was at a star-studded event in Piccadilly, London, for the launch of the new RS6 Avant (estate), and signed the car’s interior ahead of the now freshly inked uber Audi going up for auction to raise money for Elton John’s charity work.
The dark grey devil we see here is first new Audi RS6 Avant to arrive in the UK ahead of general customer deliveries starting in August. And those customers will no doubt enjoy the twin-turbo, 550bhp V8 petrol engine - the most powerful currently in the Audi stable.
Combining the horsepower with a huge 700Nm of torque and four-wheel drive, the mighty estate car can hit 62mph in just 3.9 seconds, and has an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. Speak to your Audi dealer and this can be raised to 189mph, however.
Not every new RS6 Avant will get a Gwyneth autograph, but all UK cars will come with 20-inch alloy wheels, xenon all-weather headlights, electrically adjustable RS super sports seats, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch fingertip recognition technology, the Audi Music Interface, a BOSE sound system and DAB digital radio. And incredible performance, of course.