There are five stages of aggression here, suiting a wide variety of budgets and power appetites.
Baesweiler, Germany – Many tuners like to make a big song and dance about even the mildest of power hikes, but this latest Audi RS6 Avant conversion by Wheelsandmore is surely worth a packed concert.
The German tuner calls it the RS6 C8 ‘@TENTENSION’ and there are five levels of aggression here, with the hottest version firing out 743kW and 1250Nm. Consider that that standard car’s 4-litre twin-turbo V8 produces 441kW and 800Nm.
Which of the five conversion stages clients opt for will depend on their hunger for power and their budget of course as there is a big discrepancy in price between one and five. Here’s what Wheelsandmore is offering.
The cheapest conversion uses modified software to increase the car’s outputs to a not inconsiderable 522kW and 920Nm, and buyers can also opt for a top speed remover. That and the two-year warranty will cost a little extra, with the base price of the package in Europe coming in at 2,499 euro (R49,300).
Here the software upgrade is joined by a flap-controlled Capristo exhaust system and the resulting outputs are 533kW and 930Nm, but the price of this package jumps to 9,149 euro (R180,000).
Things get a little more serious with the middle-of-the-road package bringing modified intake manifolds, air ducts and filter housings to bring the tally to 578kW and 1060Nm. This one’s priced at 14,900 euro (R294,000).
Here we’re talking larger turbochargers as well as a modified compressor unit and reinforced axial bearings. It’s a big jump in price to 39,900 euros (R788,000), but the power hike is significant, with Wheelsandmore claiming 710kW and 1250rpm.
But if you’re spending big money then surely you want the best and that comes in the form of a Stage 5 conversion, which sees items like the particulate filter and silencers being removed, among other mods. The final tally here is 743kW and 1250Nm, at a price of 49,900 euro (R985,000).
The tuner doesn’t mention any acceleration times, but does list a top speed in excess of 340km/h in the top two stages.
Chassis and wheel upgrades
Wheelsandmore is also offering a range of chassis and rim upgrades, including various suspension options from KW such as a Variant 4 coilover kit and adjustable springs.
The wheel temptation comes in the form of glossy black 22-inch alloys, which are offered in three styles and shod with 295/30/22 Continental tyres or, when using the wider 11.5J rims, with 285/30/22 and 335/25/22 rubber.