Lot 291 - 2004 12850 RS6 Avant Plus
|Odometer reading||86,000 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,000|
Between April and September 2004, there was a final limited run of an even higher-performance RS6 named the Audi RS6 Plus. This had an increased engine power to 470bhp at 6000-6400rpm and was developed and manufactured in the UK by Cosworth Technology. The additional performance was achieved with a new engine control unit and two additional coolant radiators behind the side-mounted intercoolers. Official performance figures indicate the 0 - 100kph (62.1mph) as 4.4 seconds. The RS6 Plus carried on to reach 124mph in 20 seconds with an official top speed of 174mph. It came with Dynamic Ride Control as standard and also included a no-cost option of 'Sports Suspension Plus' which lowered the standard sports suspension by a further ten millimeters over the standard RS6. The brakes now included cross-drilled discs. The wheels were only available in 19-inch '5-arm design' alloys, finished in 'anthracite' (dark grey). The car was available only as an estate and was sold only in European markets. Visual differences for the RS6 Plus included the 'black optic pack' which consisted of black finish to the framing of the radiator grill, exterior window trims, tailgate lower trim, roof rails, and exhaust tailpipes. It quickly sold out once it was released. The last three digits of the Vehicle Identification Number are reproduced on a plaque inside the car, displayed on the centre console.
Only 70 Audi RS6 Plus were imported to the UK. This car, numbered 300, was registered on 1st September, 2004 and used by Audi as a demonstrator. It has since had two private owners and in recent years, the car has been kept in a private collection. Finished in silver, this RS6 Plus is remarkably original and also benefits from the optional Leather and Alcantara Recaro seats and Alcantara headlining, all of which is in exceptional order; the car also comes with the satellite navigation disc, both keys, a solar sun-roof and side-blinds. A comprehensive history file contains the V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in February 2015, a full Audi service history to 85,000 miles with all the bills and the special RS6 'Plus' handbooks. A numbered limited edition 470bhp supercar, RS6 Plus is a reworked and upgraded version of the RS6 and is predicted to become one of the definitive Audi collector cars.
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