10 really fast cars that are slower to 60 than the new Audi RS6 Avant
Would you believe a mid-size Audi estate is faster than some of the greatest cars on the planet?
The new Audi RS6 Avant is what happens when engineers get to make something for the most faithful buyers of their respective brand. Similar niche performance models include the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon, Mercedes-AMG E63S, and the E61 BMW M5 Touring.
The RS6 Avant comes with a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 which puts out 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. With Audi's Quattro four-wheel-drive system, the RS6 Avant will get from zero to 60 in 3.4 seconds, which is downright silly. A decade ago, these numbers were reserved for supercars, two decades ago, they were reserved for hypercars, now an Audi wagon can lay those numbers down all day, which puts it in some really good company. Here's five supercars that the RS6 Avant beats in a sprint zero to 60, according to zerotosixtytimes.com
Arguably one of the greatest cars of all time. The Ferrari F40 is automotive royalty, and yet, its twin-turbo V8 and rear-wheel-drive gets this legend to 60 in 3.7 seconds.
Pagani Zonda S
The Audi RS6 Avant will even pull away from a Pagani Zonda S from a stand still. The Zonda S gets from zero to 60 in 3.6 seconds. If I had the choice though, I'd lose the race and take the Zonda. Bear in mind, any Zonda built after the 2005 Zonda F will beat the RS6 in the same sprint.
VLF Destino V8
I am a huge fan of the VLF Destino and its futuristic lines and its fire-breathing American V8. That being said, its 7.0-liter LS9 V8 is only capable of doing a zero to 60 sprint of 3.9 seconds, which is pathetic in comparison to the other vehicles on this list.
The SLS represented everything awesome about Mercedes-Benz. While the company is known for making "the best or nothing", they aren't afraid to make some truly outrageous vehicles such as this modern take on the 300SL Gullwing. That aside, this truly incredible vehicle would lose in a zero to 60 race against the RS6 Avant. The SLS does the dash in 3.5 seconds while the GT model will do it in 3.7 seconds. The SLS Black Series would win though with its 3.2 second sprint.
Porsche Carrera GT
The Porsche Carrera GT is a brilliant vehicle. It's V10 sounds like nothing else on the road and it is one of the last analog supercars. It would also lose to the RS6 in a zero to 60 sprint since it can only lay down a time of 3.5 seconds.
Ford Mustang GT350R
The GT350R is a track weapon designed to carve corners like a sports car, look like an American legend, and sound like an Italian exotic. While the GT350R is great for circuit driving, it lacks the straight performance to beat the RS6 Avant to 60. The GT350R's 3.9 second sprint is impressive, and loud, but not fast enough to beat this five-door Audi.
Aston Martin Vantage V12S
The Vantage V12S is fantastic. It was one of the vehicles responsible for keeping Aston Martin afloat, and this V12-powered, seven-speed manual, rear-wheel-drive coupe is everything you've ever needed in a grand tourer.
Even with that V12 at full throttle, the Vantage can only put down a time of 4.4 seconds. So it will lose, but it will look and sound great while doing it.
The Lexus LFA is another piece of automotive royalty, making its way onto several DriveTribers' Car of the Decade lists. I am in agreement with that, as the LFA represents what happens when a company puts all of its resources towards making the perfect car. In this case however, the Yamaha V10 and laser-quick automatic is only capable of a 3.7 second sprint.
Toyota Supra 3.0 Premium
The new Toyota Supra is a controversial choice in the sports car market because it is essentially a BMW Z4 wearing the looks of the Toyota FT-1 concept. I personally like it, but its 335-horsepower straight-6 doesn't have enough punch to best the Audi in a zero to sixty sprint. The Supra's 3.8 second run keeps it in good company with other cars on this list.
I was going to put the XJR575 on this list, but the XJ220 is actually faster. How fast? Try 3.7 seconds. While that is just shy of groundbreaking for the time period that the XJ220 came out, the RS6 Avant would still make it to 60 faster than this big cat.
So needless to say, the new RS6 Avant is downright fast. It's incredible to exist in a world where something like a mid-size wagon could be just as fast as some of the world's most revered supercars. Of course, 3.4 is slow by today's hypercar standards. Hell, a 2020 Corvette Z51 would embarrass this thing in a zero to 60 sprint, but that's a list article for another day.
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