To celebrate the latest incarnation of Audi’s time-bending RS 6 Avant, Audi UK got together with agency Rubber Republic to put on a bit of a show.
You may remember the Audi RS 4 launch video, “Ultimate Paint Ball Duel”, where two RS 4’s chased each other around an MOD aircraft hangar armed with Browning .50 caliber replica paintball guns. The resulting mess made for a memorable video which you can see in this behind-the-scenes snippet produced by YouTube video blogger Shmee150.
Rubber Republic made both videos, and promised to up the ante for the world’s fastest estate car, with more paint, more speed and the antics of YouTube phenomenon Damien Walters and BBC Top Gear’s ex-Stig Ben Collins in an ‘epic’ egg fight.
‘The Duel ~ Man vs Machine’ was filmed on the August Bank Holiday weekend at Sheerness Dock in Kent. It was the first time the Port authorities have allowed filming to take place in this location, and probably the last, given the massive clean-up job which followed.
“The RS 6 is one of our most impressive and surprising cars,” said Hugh Fletcher, Audi UK’s National Digital Manager.
“We wanted to show what it could do, but also have a little fun in the process. With the help of Ben and Damien, we’ve captured not only its performance, but its personality too.”
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Model shown:2013 Audi RS 6 Avant powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 TFSI engine with 552bhp and 516lb-ft (700Nm) of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 3.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 189mph when fitted with the optional Dynamic plus package. Price: starting from £76,985.
To find out more about the Audi RS 6 Avant, visit the Audi UK website.