Audi showed two of its premier sports models for 2007 at the North America International Auto Show – the S6 and S8, both of which were fitted with potent V10 motors.
Keeping pace with BMW’s M5 sedan and its 500 horse, V10 motor, Audi has taken the 5.2 litre, V10 engine used in the Lamborghini Gallardo, then added their race inspired FSI technology. Both are then slapped into these road rockets. In the S6, the engine produces an impressive 420 hp, 30 horses less than the fully tweaked version in the S8. What could Audi have up its sleeve for a possible RS6?
The S6 and S8 deliver power to the road through the famed Quattro all-wheel drive system. Standard torque distribution has been altered slightly, giving 60% of the output to the rear wheels and delivering more of a rear wheel drive feel to the driver while still maintaining the stability and security of the Quattro system. However, torque can vary based on
Subtle body accents including a chrome V10 emblem behind the front wheel arch and the red “S” accent on the back clip tell the driver stopped next to you at a stop light, that you’ve got a potent package.
Audi also introduced the Roadjet Concept at the Auto Show, with an exaggerated and somewhat toothy chrome front grille. The Roadjet appears closely related to the styling of the current A3 but obviously larger. A 3.2 Litre V6 pumping out 300 HP, mated to a 7 speed DSG transmission, was fitted into the sleek sports coupe. While not likely to enter production, the Roadjet serves as a stunning platform to showcase the technology Audi will be filtering down to their models in the future.