Something clearly changed at Audi Sport headquarters during the genesis of the current Audi RS6 Avant. Maybe some collective light-bulb moment occurred over burning midnight oil and schnapps. Whatever the cause, it was evidently better understood than it ever had been what people really want from a modern fast estate car - and how far the design and dynamic mission statement of this iconic, do-it-all, any-weather driver’s car could be pushed as a result.
Just looking at the blistered wheel arches, foursquare stance, voracious-looking grille and menacing rear diffuser of the current car, when it first appeared back in 2019, told you as much. Caution had finally been thrown to the wind. It had been realised that while RS6 buyers may feel they need space, versatility and Audi-brand on-board technology, they want something that feels much less tempered by everyday practicality. Something a little wild and unhinged.