May 2007 and the Audi R8 was a month away from its UK launch. I sneaked a peak of the first right-hand drive UK car and signed an order within the hour. Then the doubts started to set in.
I’ve never been a great fan of an RS ‘plus’ model being in Audi’s range, as far as I’m concerned ‘RS’ implies, “this is the best we can make it”, so what does a ‘RS plus’ mean? We lied?
The launch of Audi’s new A6 feels like it’s been overshadowed by the A7 which arrived on the scene back in July. Back then Audi described the A7 as “..standing almost toe to toe with the current A6 Saloon” and now that we’ve pored over the details of this new A6, this quote could be reworded from ‘almost’ to ‘exactly’ – we’re struggling to spot the difference between the two, apart from the A7’s fastback rear and higher price.