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Audi RS6 Performance – design

The RS6 has bulked up significantly in its latest generation – does any estate car have as much road presence?

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Whatever you think of the more aggressive direction Audi design chief Marc Lichte has taken the brand, there’s no denying the RS6 has a massive presence. From memory it seems like only a gentle evolution of the previous-generation RS6, but side by side the difference between old and new is absolutely barmy – probably greater than the difference between the old RS6 and the standard A6 Avant it was based upon.

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The whole car looks longer, lower and wider than before, a sensation accentuated by the much wider front grille, slimmer headlights and tail lights, and arches that are more prominently blistered than ever before. From some angles it can seem like a busy concoction of shapes, but from the side in particular it almost has the proportions of a Hot Wheels car, particularly on the larger 22-inch alloy wheel option.

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