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07 December 2019, 19:49
Opus1
And You Thought The Performance Station Wagon Was Dead
Then Audi announces the next edition to their the performance wagon lineage - The 591 horsepower, 590 pound-feet of torque, eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive, 0-60 in 3.6 second, top speed 190 mph RS6 Avant wagon.


https://www.thedrive.com/new-c...view-wagon-ber-alles


Looks like a fun grocery getter.


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07 December 2019, 23:22
jdollar
Looks like any one of a number of SUVs. What makes it a station wagon?
10 December 2019, 03:51
Peter
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What makes it a station wagon

Lower than an SUV. Same front end as a regular car. Station wagons (or shooting brake) have been around a long time. Perhaps their day is over with the advent of the SUV.
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10 December 2019, 07:24
richj
When I was in Hungary in 2015 I saw more wagons than SUVs.
10 December 2019, 07:25
richj
Rented a dodge magnum a few years back, I could barely get in and out of the thing (same for a 2019 300 today, I'm 6'1")
10 December 2019, 21:30
model7LSS
I saw something not too long ago, where a fella found a loophole in Fords trim packages, and ordered a Ford Country Squire with 427, 4 speed, and bucket fronts. Talk about a hot rod wagon!


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10 December 2019, 22:36
Opus1
The last Ford Country Squire rolled off the line 30 years ago. Probably was somewhat quick by 1980's standards but wouldn't exactly be a performance monster today. The quickest vehicle in the 1980's was the 1989 Corvette ZR-1 with a 4.5 second 0-60. All it would see of the 2020 Audi station waggon is its pretty taillights.

Not sure you could cut enough metal off the Country Squire to get to a power to weight ratio of most modern vehicles. Those things were HUGE.


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29 December 2019, 21:12
butchlambert
My son's CTS/V wagon was a 4.3 0-60 before the tuning. Probably closer to 3.5 now. It is scary fast for a daily driver.
29 December 2019, 21:35
custombolt
'Vette power optioned SUV from Saab.

A Saab? Yup.


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30 December 2019, 01:26
butchlambert
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Originally posted by custombolt:
'Vette power optioned SUV from Saab.

A Saab? Yup.



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30 December 2019, 01:47
Opus1
Actually it was a Chevy Trailblazer SS, just not as pretty...


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30 December 2019, 06:06
custombolt
Sure made me take a double take. Local repair shop owner has one.


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02 January 2020, 08:48
Lamar
how is it in the snow?
03 January 2020, 03:49
Opus1
Probably about as good as it is towing a bulldozer.


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04 January 2020, 00:27
Lamar
LMAO.. chuckle
14 January 2020, 11:18
Rockdoc
Some Audi’s I have looked at you would have a hard or impossible time fitting a full length gun case across ways.

Wonder how this one is?


DRSS
14 January 2020, 18:58
Opus1
With a starting price of $113,000 it will make for one expensive gun carrier, but you will get where you're wanting to go quickly enough...


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06 May 2020, 08:10
TomP
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Originally posted by model7LSS:
I saw something not too long ago, where a fella found a loophole in Fords trim packages, and ordered a Ford Country Squire with 427, 4 speed, and bucket fronts. Talk about a hot rod wagon!


Then there was E. J. Potter, with an Allison aircraft engine wedged into a Dodge Dart station wagon...

https://www.macsmotorcitygarag...membering-ej-potter/


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06 May 2020, 20:46
Luckyducker
The only thing holding me back from owning and driving one of these is the $110,000 sticker price! I should have been born rich instead of being so darn good looking. Whistling


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06 May 2020, 21:39
Opus1
Yep, it's a little out there.

Better to buy a Jeep TrackHawk and have some spare cash left over. Plus it's a tenth of a second quicker to 60. Cool


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