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Audi RS6 Avant vs. Mercedes-AMG E63 S Avant - The Family Man's Drag Race

When was the last time your kids were happy to assist you with the complex task of filling every cubic foot of the family's station wagon for a massive roadtrip? This is the kind of event that takes place on a regular basis when you happen to own an estate such as the two behemoths in the piece of footage below.
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We're dealing with an Audi RS6 Avant and a Mercedes-AMG E63 S Avant, the German solution for mixing children with supercars. Top Gear has thrown these two at each other, setting up a nice drag race on an empty airfield.

The pair of twin-turbo V8 machines duke it out in a quarter mile shenanigan, albeit carrying nothing but their drivers and some walkie-talkies. We won't waste your time by listing the specs of the big-booted Germans here, since the video contains all the info you need.

The same goes for the conclusion of the race, as we don't enjoy throwing spoilers your way. Nevertheless, we'll mention there's more than one conclusion that arises from this fight.

Whenever we come across such delicious racing moments, we can't help but feel sorry for all the US aficionados who can't have any of the family fun, because, you know, most Americans hate station wagons.

As for what the future holds, we expect serious changes in both camps. We'll start with the Affalterbach machine and mention we have yet to see the AMG incarnation of the new E-Class. When it comes to the Audi, the German automaker's quattro GmbH division is now led by former Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann.

And while you shouldn't expect Lambo doors, there's a whole range of spices that could make their way into future RS models. For instance, those of you following the supercar world have probably noticed the Audi R8 is no longer the restrained sibling of the Lamborghini Huracan...

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