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And now, we bring you the sad cap to the whirlwind 24-hour saga that has been the official announcement of Audi's sublimely monstrous RS6 ahead of its physical debut in Frankfurt. The Car Connection reports that like so many appealing cars offered to happy drivers in markets outside the US, the Audi RS6 is staying home. Apparently, a US version was never considered. As such, we're left to look longingly at photos and a very inviting spec sheet.
Late-night emergency diaper runs will have to be made with something less potent, and the satisfaction of dusting off that guy next to you in a Porsche 911 will be left to others for whom English is probably a second language. We don't get to hear what the V10's already-intoxicating noise sounds like with the addition of a couple of turbos. No, the car that would supplant its S8 cousin as perhaps the ultimate sleeper will remain an ocean away. More ghost ship than Q-ship, RS6 will be the stuff of legend that few of us ever get to experience firsthand. What a shame.

[Source: The Car Connection]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't you mean that the avant (sports wagon) won't come here, Stateside? The RS6 will definitely come here, trust me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      oh well, its a vice versa thing in the end, no challenger & mustang love for Europe, its not like we are the only fun-thieves out there.
      • 7 Years Ago
      US dollar is worth sh.. nowadays :) ,no wonder on unfit thing.
      Jonathan Hicks
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dammit!!! I was hoping it will come to the U.S. Now it's a shame we won't get it!
      • 7 Years Ago

      • 7 Years Ago
      I wish they'd at least have a RS4 wagon. I believe they sell more RS4/S4 wagons in Europe than sedans, and part of the model's heritage was as a wagon-only model during the B5 generation.
      • 7 Years Ago
      [engage smug mode]
      ha ha
      [smug mode disengaged]

      (not that i'll ever drive one, but it's nice to know that should i win the lottery, i could)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Shame, fine fine car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      perhaps they will bring the RS6 sedan, instead of the avant?

      IIRC the B5 RS4 was avant only and stayed overseas. if the RS6 is the same way, i could see why they're keeping it from the US.

      sedan > avant anway ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Has the RS6 ever been available in the U.S.?

      I saw an RS6 in Toronto (the ~2004 model) on the weekend, so I know there were sold here. "Exotics" are pretty common in some parts of the city, but I don't think I've ever seen an RS6.

      I figure an RS6 Avant would make a perfect Canadian "winter beater" so I kind of had my hopes up on winning the lottery and buying one of these. :)

        • 7 Years Ago
        the 2003 RS6 sedan was brought to the US.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yup... in 2003 as sedan.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Quote " will be left to others for whom English is probably a second language."

      I already drive an RS6 so this kind of comment just amazes me. You will find that there are quite a few English (as in England) born, English speaking people who drive RS6'es!

      Quote "Do they really think they have the right to say things like that?" from someone commenting on your article.

      As for the new RS6, I'm on the waiting list; after all what car is there that would replace the current generation as an ultimate estate with 4wd and 450bhp+.
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