Audi RS 6 Avant Becomes a 205-MPH Supercar-Eating Land Meteorite With Almost 1,000 HP

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Motoren-Technik-Mayer Poland may not be a name with much resonance for the broad automotive audience. Still, they are very well known in the tuning circles. Mainly because they annoy supercarmakers (and sometimes hypercarmakers) with their mechanical contraptions.
One of their latest spin-offs is a winter-themed station wagon. A special that can give Santa a reason to send his nine reindeer into permanent retirement and replace them with eight cylinders. The Poles from MTM have a preference for Audi – namely, the RS 6 iteration – which appears to be the perfect testbed for the tuner's touch of engineering.

987 hp (1,001 ps) and 922 lb-ft (1,250 Nm) from a four-liter engine is not the most uncommon of sights nowadays. It's the performance that comes with the up-tune that deserves appreciation, to say the very least.

The standard RS 6 Avant engine, the turbocharged V8, yields "only" 621 hp (630 ps) 627 lb-ft (850 Nm), enough to push the two-ton grocery getter to respectable speeds. Factory-built, the RS 6 sprints to 62 mph (100 kph) in 3.4 seconds and runs out of legs at 155 mph (250 kph) because the electronic limiter says so.

Poles are not the biggest fans of German rules, so the speed governor is the first to be canceled. In the spirit of fair play, they give the RS 6 something in return. Their in-house-devised MTM turbocharger, an intake port in front of the said blower, new boost pressure sensors, a new exhaust, and a carbon intake system (with a sport air filter).

The tuners also meddled with the ECU and gearbox software. As a direct result of their efforts, the drivetrain now propels the RS 6 to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds. Another 5.4 seconds later, and the midwinter's night dream Audi roars down the road at 124 mph (200 kph).

Pretty good for a car with child seat capabilities and room for the in-laws. But it doesn't end there. The MTM RS 6 engine, freed from the German electronic speed dictatorship, keeps splitting the winds beyond 205 mph (330 kph).

A long, clean, smooth, straight strip of tarmac is needed to achieve such performance, along with favorable weather. The closest the Poles have is the neighboring German Autobahn, where speed limits are banned.

As far as the elements are concerned, this is what's what about high-speeding. Too cold, the air becomes pudding-thick beyond 200 mph, with friction forces dragging the Audi back. Too hot, the engine doesn't burn fuel as efficiently, which is bad for power.

Nonetheless, the V8 is one loud ensemble regardless of the outside elements – listen to it in the post below. Not precisely the jingle bells Santa's sleigh is accompanied by, but certainly a signature mark of the poles from MTM.

Since their work is custom-based, each car from their shops is custom-priced. However, you can send them a question about a tune-up, and they'll be happy to oblige. Also, the manufacturer's warranty is gone because the custom modifications heavily altered the original Audi drivetrain. The Polish company fully covers that with their own insurance.

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About the author: Razvan Calin
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After nearly two decades in news television, Răzvan turned to a different medium. He’s been a field journalist, a TV producer, and a seafarer but found that he feels right at home among petrolheads.
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