Audi RS4 Avant | Lifestyle | Wallpaper* Magazine

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Audi RS4

The new Audi RS4 is yet another waypoint in the arms race. Somewhere within a product planning in Germany there is a graph the relentless rise in power over the decade or so. Back in the 80s and early 90s, when the supercars were built in and tended to be red, priapic and at Miami heart surgeons or the of dubious potentates, an engine of nearly 400 bhp was considered at the high end of

To push a car well over 150 mph you a hefty V12 engines, fighter fuel consumption and screaming And God help you if the roads were slightly slippery.

Yet we#39;re now in an era where a family estate car is with far more horsepower the lairiest slab of Italian from this not-so-distant The V8-powered Audi RS4 Avant also out-accelerate and out-brake all while offering space for adults and their luggage and the of more than 300 miles fuel stops. On the one hand, is fine progress and should be

But on the other, it smacks of overkill.

The RS4, like every is a superlative piece of engineering, the drivetrain and chassis that that copious power the road, right down to the and weight of the smallest switch. said it for a while now, and it stands true, but Audi the finest interiors around. as the company recently told us. are moves afoot to build a link between inside and and bring in a more minimal language across the range.

This is probably welcome, for the RS4 is but minimal. While there#39;s a physical simplicity to its forms, the feel of the controls, the dark slightly on claustrophic) interior and the and bulges on the bodywork that come to signify raw power this car a rather baroque, gothic feel.

Audi RS4

The RS4 has oodles of horsepower – 444 of – but it#39;s so well that even the most driver will get something out of it making a fool of themselves.

But to get this car to the limit, you#39;ll not need a racetrack but also skills that far exceed the populations. Fun though it is to hurl shiny piece of technology you#39;re never too far from the feeling that you#39;re aiding an arms race a visible finishing line.


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