When it comes to bang for your buck, the RS6 (C7) is hard to beat… This mighty Audi is powered by the potent 4.0 TFSI V8, which makes a healthy 552bhp from the factory. Add to this sure-footed quattro drive, plus aggressive good looks and you have the recipe for something special. The RS6 Performance offers even more excitement with a whisker under 600bhp available.
One area the big avant can be improved upon, however, is the exhaust and in particular, the sound. Even though the V8 has huge potential, it never quite delivers the sound you’d expect from such a beast. Which is where Akrapovič come in.
The Akrapovič Evolution Line system has been specially developed to enhance the acoustics of the 4.0 TFSI. It delivers a thrilling V8 howl when you plant the throttle, yet is refined and comfortable, with no drone when cruising. Like all Akrapovič systems it is impeccably built utilising the finest titanium (from Akrapovič’s own foundry) and with each and every weld carried out to perfection. Add to this classy carbon fibre tailpipe trims and you have what is undoubtably the finest quality RS6 system available today.
We caught up with our friends at CLP Automotive as they installed the Evolution Line system and performance downpipes to a customer’s RS6. This comprehensive set-up is a straight swap for the OEM parts and fits to perfection. With downpipes included, the car requires a remap, but that opens the door for yet more power from the 4.0 TFSI, and you can never have too much of that, right?
The Akrapovič system has been developed to make the RS6 more vocal, but without losing any refinement, and once fitted it’s clear that they’ve nailed the brief. There are superb pops and crackles on the down shifts and that V8 sounds fantastic throughout the rev range. The high-end craftsmanship of the Akrapovič complements the elite status of the RS6, making what is already a formidable car, truly great.
For all Akrapovič exhaust system enquiries, please contact CLP Automotive on 0114 270 1025 or click HERE
To see a video of the RS6 with Akrapovič exhaust being tested on CLP’s dyno, click below