The quattro GmbH page features a brief animation about the history of Audi's high-performance subsidiary, quattro GmbH, the company responsible for tuning the RS 6. Also, visitors can listen to audio clips of exclusive interviews with six key RS 6 team members, including Helmut Stettner, head of RS 6 production; Michael Ganz, lead engine developer; and Uwe Gsaenger, who played the central role in developing the RS 6's new suspension system. A new interview will be posted on the site every six weeks.
When visiting the RS 6 Highlights section, owners can access details about the RS 6 accompanied by never-seen-before pictures. Photography includes beauty shots as well as detailed images of the engine and other technical components.
Users can download detailed RS 6 technical specification sheets by clicking on the Specifications link. They can also learn what additional accessories and merchandise are available on the RS 6 by visiting the RS 6 Accessories page. To support their bragging rights of owning such a unique automobile, the site equips the RS 6 owners with e-postcards and downloads to send their friends. The owners can also send a non-password-protected link to a consumer version of the RS 6 microsite where they can learn about the features of the car through detailed photos and technical specifications. The non-owner site will be available by the end of June.
Available in July for $82,700, the RS 6 is the newest high-performance sedan from Audi, with just over a thousand units to be sold in the North American market. This ultra-high-performer boasts 450 horsepower at 6,500 revolutions per minute, promising to be a world-class sedan with the heart of a sports car. With a bi-turbo, 4.2-liter V-8 engine, the Audi RS 6 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, with an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph. Twin turbochargers, twin pressure-loss optimized intercoolers, and five valves per cylinder help develop 415 lb.-ft. of peak torque across a broad range of 1,950 to 5,600 rpm.