• Jan 24th 2008 at 2:56PM
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click above for more gorgeous high-res pics of the Audi RS6 Avant

Though the 2008 Audi RS6 Avant was officially unveiled last September and displayed for the first time in Frankfurt shortly thereafter, the automaker from Ingolstadt doesn't want us to forget about its fire-breathing wagon. Audi has released a batch of new high-res RS6 Avant images that are perfect for this generation's version of that iconic Countach poster on the wall: the desktop wallpaper. And in case you forgot what the RS6 Avant is all about, here is its resume in easily digestible chunks.
  • 580-horsepower/480 lb-ft twin-turbo V10 TFSI
  • 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds, 0-124 mph in 14.9 seconds
  • Top speed of 155 mph (electronically governed)
  • quattro permanent four-wheel-drive
  • Unique bodywork, interior trim
  • Up to 58.6 cubic ft of cargo space
  • Optional ceramic composite brakes
  • 6-speed tiptronic
Those who grew up dreaming about one day owning that Countach on the wall can now embarrass Lamborghini's legendary exotic in a German station wagon. If that's not the best cure for a mid-life crisis, we don't know what is. Check out all the new pics, plus the original official photos and our live shots of the Audi RS6 AVant from the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show in the gallery below.

[Source: Audi]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Small movie from the pressday in France:
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, I can't get over that interior.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It was in GT4 Gran turismo 4
      • 7 Years Ago
      Definitely want..drooling..always have been..saw a kid in school driving the last model..gives a semi..lol
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      I know in my head that this body style is far more practical, but I just can't get my heart to jump up and down for a station wagon. Chalk me up in the category of silly Yanks who Audi knows won't buy into this uber-wagon. Sorry, boys, it's my fault. VAG did their market research properly, this time.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Definitely want. Except you're right. Whose going to buy this? Over here we have tons of space and 3 car garages. This will be too expensive for the bargain speed freak. Too brutal for the soccer mom. And not fancy enough for the badge whores. This is like for the in college speed freak with rich parents and has to sleep in their car sometimes crowd. I'll stick to the Californian way of 3 cars per household average.

      • 7 Years Ago
      if money were no object, this would be my daily driver.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow ... that shade of paint with the silver accented mirrors looks amazing. Is it the same Sprint blue offered on the MY08 RS4?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't understand what the s6 is for then...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Another amazing car from audi that we will never see!or if we do see it will be a detuned version and with out the options you want.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is America ready for station wagons?

      I think we are getting there, especially after the influx of 5 door semi-compacts a la Mazda3, Matrix, Caliber and the like.

      I always thought the Magnum sold well but I must be wrong considering Cerberus/Chrysler axed it. (Although a 3.5L V-6 wagon getting only 17/24 mpg doesn't give much reason to switch from a SUV to a wagon. Worse yet, the 6.1L V8 managed only to get 15 mpg combined.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Damn i wish i can have one. Well i did have a 700 horsepower 1st generation modified RS6 Sedan, i put in all the racing parts and lightened it, lowered it and put a wing on the back for downforce. Cost about the price of a whole other RS6 but it was worth it, this thing was FAST!!! THen my game corrupted
        • 7 Years Ago
        hahahaha didn't see that coming. The whole time, I was just thinking, "you rich #%&@#"
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