Next year two of the world’s biggest car makers will attempt to depose the awesome BMW M5 as the best super saloon on the planet – Audi, with the new V10 RS6, and Cadillac, with its 7.0-litre CTS-V – and Autocar.co.uk can bring you an advance look at both cars today, on video.The Audi RS6 is set to make the headlines in several ways; because it’s powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the brand’s Lamborghini-derived, 5.2-litre V10 engine; because, at 520bhp, it’ll be the most powerful Audi road car in history; and because, with quattro four-wheel-drive, it should have the kind of any-weather performance that we Brits would give up a limb for during the winter.Its rival from General Motors, the new Cadillac CTS-V, will also have an engine of particularly appealing provenance – it’s the 500bhp 7.0-litre V8 from the rocketship-like Corvette Z06. The General’s getting serious with this hotrod saloon; it’s getting a much more focussed chassis than the last model, a more upmarket cabin, and this time will be properly converted to right-hand drive.Our spy videographers caught both the Audi and the Caddy on test at the Nurburgring recently, so as well as marvelling at their specifications, you can see them in action, and listen to them tearing from apex to apex, in our video section. So to the makers of the BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG go our commiserations, and to everyone else, bon appetit.
To see the new Audi RS6 in action, click here.
For an advance look at the Cadillac CTS-V, click here.