Watch the 1000-HP Audi RS6 MTM Avant Climb the Alps

Audi RS6 Avant

After the tuning wizards at MTM get done with it, the Audi RS6 Avant is packing 1,001 horsepower and 958 lb-ft of torque.

Right out of the box, the Audi RS6 Avant is a beast of a machine, and we’re lucky to have it on our shores. Its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 pumps out a whopping 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of twist, which gets routed to all four corners thanks to Ingolstadt’s famous quattro system. All that poke means it’ll make the sprint from zero to 60 mph in a blistering 3.1 seconds, which is brutally quick, and faster than many purpose-built sports cars.

For some people, brutally quick just isn’t enough however, and for those folks there’s the Audi RS6 MTM Avant. After the wizards at the tuning company get done with it, the already-potent mill is stoked to produce a staggering 1,001 horsepower and 958 lb-ft of torque. As you’d expect, the performance numbers are even more mind-blowing after the treatment. According to MTM, the luxury longroof will now hit 60 in just 2.6 seconds, and if you keep your foot buried, it’ll hit 217 mph.

The massive increase in poke is thanks to a re-worked turbo system, which utilizes larger intake collectors, MTM-fortified snails with larger turbine shafts and a  larger compressor wheel, upgraded boost pressure sensors, and a retuned ECU which removes the factory top-speed governor. From the description on YouTube, it doesn’t even sound like they’ve had to do anything to the internals of the motor, which speaks volumes about how stout the greasy bits are from the factory.

That said, there’s no mention of what — if anything — been done to the transmission, so I’m curious about just how long the stock system will hold up against the almost-50% increase in output. But given the high cost of entry for the car and not-inconsequential funds required for the tuning job, I’m going to assume that they folks who can spring for this level of car aren’t terribly concerned with longevity. Heck, if I had that kind of scratch, I wouldn’t either.

Watch the video below to watch this weapons-grade Audi RS6 Avant go climbing in the Alps, and make sure to turn up your headphones, as this baby sounds like a properly glorious beast when given the beans!

Photos: YouTube

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Superchips Tune GPF-equipped Golf GTI To ‘332 bhp’

Volkswagen have been fitting Gasoline Particulate Filters (GPF) to their latest petrol engines in order to meet the new Euro 6 emissions regulations, and this has led to some work for aftermarket tuners. GPFs add extra complications to the petrol engine and more work for the ECU, and that in turn means new tuning maps are required. Superchips have been looking at the Volkswagen Golf GTI in its facelifted Mk7 guise and have managed to release quite a few spare horses from under the bonnet.

Their stage 1 remap pushes power from the 2.0-litre TSI up by 64bhp, with torque increasing by 119Nm. Those are seriously impressive figures for a Stage 1 remap, and for £399 fitted that’s a big bang for your buck.

However, something else stands out in the power chart below. Superchips dyno figures are quoting the original power output as 268bhp and torque as 390Nm, which is a big jump from the official figures of 241bhp (or 245PS in metric land) and 350Nm. So is the GTI a lot fitter than VW claim or has something else been done to this car?

Volkswagen Golf GTI 7.5 on the Superchips dyno

Mountune Boosts Golf Mk7.5 GTI

Essex-based tuners Mountune are continuing to look at upgrades for the Volkswagen range and are now ready to release their first upgrade the Mk7.5 Volkswagen Golf GTI under their m52 brand.

Their m52 Stage 1 GTI package boosts power and torque “without compromising on the vehicle’s safety or reliability”. The Stage 1 Power Upgrade can be yours for just £715.50 (including VAT) and allows you to tune the car yourself by simply plugging in the mTune handset.

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