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Moonwalker

RS6 V10 - My Thoughts So Far

Remember, Iíve only driven the car 160 miles, with 40% of the journey having been through thick snow and 80% of it on unfamiliar roads, but I can only see myself loving this thing even more, the more I drive it.

Ok, soÖ Iím 160 Miles into V10 RS 6 ownership which was the journey from Hull, where the last owner lived back to my house, and I already know Iíve found the absolute most perfect car for me, the C5 RS 6 couldnít claim this title, as much as I liked it, it didnít even come close.

I had given that title to my previous D2 S8. It was Ďonlyí 360 BHP, but the build quality in it was stunning, the Recaros a dream, and overall it was a better compromise of build quality/comfort and speed than the RS 6 ever was. To be frank, the only reason I kept hold of the C5 RS 6 for so long was because it was Sprint Blue, low mileage and therefore incredibly rare and I knew I wouldnít have easily replaced it with a like-for-like example if I let it go, and then regretted it. Moving on...

Performance

***OMG***

On a slightly damp road, at 60MPH, I gave it about 70% throttle, all four wheels lit up. That will be the 757 BHP and 967 NM of torque then. It is an animal.

Then there is this road locally that I know really well, †I always mash the pedal to the floor in the plus on it, in this, I did it about ĺ throttle, and I had to let off so much sooner than I would have had to in the plus, as it had got to speeds I wasnít comfortable with doing on that road, in the plus my foot would have been in that carpet for a little while longer, but in the C6, as expected but still not really prepared for, I had gone so much further so much sooner. †

Ride

In comfort mode, I would find this ride acceptable in an A8, let alone an RS 6, to compare, the ride in my RS 6 was sometimes genuinely embarrassing when carrying family it was that rock hard, admittedly, it was on H&R coilovers, but thatís how I bought it and therefore only comparison I can give. The ride quality on the C6 with DRC is sublime.

Handling

I canít comment yet, I havenít been able to test it out, but, who buys a two ton car for handling?

Brakes

I have the optional 420MM ceramic option on my car, I havenít really had a chance to test them properly yet, but I would say they are probably not as good as I expected until you get some heat into them. Iím not writing these off yet, I just havenít had a chance to fully test them.

Interior

In my opinion, the C5 felt cheap inside, compared to my D2 S8 and compared to an E39 5 Series which is the C5ís direct rival. I could also never get truly comfortable in the seats as they didnít provide enough adjustment or support, and although, I had a low mileage car, you always heard creaks from bits of trim and overall this was my biggest complaint with the C5. Maybe Iím not being fair to it? With the harder suspension the trim pieces were probably being put through a lot more stress and hardship than Audi had ever intended for them to.

The C6 interior, however, is sublime. I am going to use that word a lot Ė sublime, as it describes the C6 so well. The seats, FINALLY! Iíve found seats that give me D2 S8 levels of comfort and support; I love them, well done Audi. Buckets would have been nice, but then you would lose the memory seat function.

Gadgets

The ones I found most useful were.

Adaptive Cruise Control Ė Set a speed, and the car will use radar to slow down if it detects a car, or traffic and follow a safe distance behind it, once the car has gone it will speed up to the speed youíve set, and it works wonderfully, there is no sudden braking, or jerky acceleration, it is just the way I would do it as the driver, although you can change the behaviour of the adaptive cruise control from ĎComfort, Dynamic, Sportí, I left it in ĎDynamicí.

High Beam Assist Ė This really works, it puts the high beam on when there are no cars about, and turns them off as soon as it spots a car that you are approaching, or is coming the other way, and everytime it had turned the main beam off, before even I had spotted the approaching car, it also dips the lights in town by taking information fed from the Sat Nav.

Looks
I havenít even seen the car in daylight yet as I arrived in Hull in the dark, and left for work this morning in the dark, and will get home tonight in the dark, so Sunday will be the day I see it in all itís glory. But when I stopped for fuel, I just did not want to get back in, people who say the C6 Ďhasnít got archesí, clearly havenít seen one, it makes the C5 look weedy, well, the saloon certainly does.

Overall, I am absolutely chuffed to bits with the car, and the purchase experience, I bought the car from Liam, a true enthusiast who arranged for his Swissvax guy to detail it for me pre collection and then gave me £300 cash to use towards a wheel refurb, he was going to have it done for me, but I couldnít wait any longer and wanted to collect it straight away, although this was no fault of his own he insisted handing me the cash to get it done as wanted the car perfect for me.

Sorry, I went on a bit. But the car has just blown me away. It is EPIC. If I give the C5 RS 6 a 6.5/10, the D2 S8 would get an 8/10, and the C6? A solid and much deserved 9/10.

Edited to add: I forgot one of best parts, the shotgun/flutter/V10 fart on gearshift noise is to die for.
gdavison

Glad your enjoying it ..  
grizz

I said they are epic ..
pjbRs

Sounds like an old man's car?


Only kidding the car is a beast.
BennyBoo

Cant be much better than the C4..

You haven't changed your sig yet
aka_dk

Drive that car properly and you will see it needs ceramics

When stopping 2tonnes that gets to three figures in very short spaces of road, you need to stop it quickly, everytime, before the understeer kicks in....ceramics provide the same stopping power everytime and simply will not fade.
Graham

Glad your first impressions are good, sounds like there is a lot of car to enjoy.
brasiliangringo

It's a weapon with that much power - must be earth shattering in a straight line !
brasiliangringo

aka_dk wrote:
Drive that car properly and you will see it needs ceramics

When stopping 2tonnes that gets to three figures in very short spaces of road, you need to stop it quickly, everytime, before the understeer kicks in....ceramics provide the same stopping power everytime and simply will not fade.


The problem with ceramics is you need a lot heat in them before they work properly as im sure you know, so generally dont make a whole load of sense for road use, and lets be honest, its just not safe driving around at 3 figures on a regular basis
Bops4

Owning a c6 myself (only a 3.0tdi) I can vouch for how heavy these things are. I don't imagine with that my weight in them it'll take much effort to get heat into the brakes.
gdavison

Having lived with my C6 RS6 since new .. so much so I mot'd my first car ever with it as well LOL (a life experience for me) .. Its a love thing ... you get in it and look for road to eat...  you never get bored of flooring the throttle on a UK road.. of taking a truck load of crap to the tip and then leaving said tip with gusto .. of annoying "red car" drivers .. of annoying 2 wheelers, of scaring "too fast too furious .. Halfords customisation fans "...  

And to add to the fun .. stick a set of winter tyres on and go play in snow ..  ..

marc1

Amar, congrats mate. †I didn't realise you had one in mind, thought you were aft a 997TT. † Looking forward to the pics and sound clip.
aka_dk

brasiliangringo wrote:
aka_dk wrote:
Drive that car properly and you will see it needs ceramics

When stopping 2tonnes that gets to three figures in very short spaces of road, you need to stop it quickly, everytime, before the understeer kicks in....ceramics provide the same stopping power everytime and simply will not fade.


The problem with ceramics is you need a lot heat in them before they work properly as im sure you know, so generally dont make a whole load of sense for road use, and lets be honest, its just not safe driving around at 3 figures on a regular basis


No, a 700PS 2,000kg car does require ceramics if you are going to drive it fast.  IV owned this car. I would not want to drive it properly without them.  Yes you don't need them to go down to TESCO, but go and attack a country road and you need reliable powerful braking power everytime else you are compromised.

The steel brakes are fine, but will overheat after just a few stops then you are forced to slow down or die in a blaze of fire.
pjbRs

Ceramics work well when theyre factory fit, can be scary when just bolted on aftermarket without esp/abs being adjusted. Don't think they'd work well on a b5.
Noggymike

Glad you are enjoying the "beast" so far
Moonwalker

Thanks guys

Few photos I got today.













colicabcadam

any more testimg on the brakes bud ? really good write up !
Noggymike

You need my plate on that car!!!

RS  666

Tony K

WOW! Absolutely love the C6! Sold my 2.0 Tdi before buying the S4.

Can I ask what you do for a living? I seem to remember reading you are younger than me?

S4Player

He sells 'adult' toys over the Internet.
colicabcadam

such an understated look

any idea on the 100-200 time ?
Tony K

S4Player wrote:
He sells 'adult' toys over the Internet.


Need an apprentice? Im in!  
Moonwalker

Adult toys and have started to raise and sell Giraffe's as a side line. Mods wouldn't let me become a site sponsor, so I haven't been able to offer my services to you all but you know where to find me.

Part Two of my review below. It should answer the question about the ceramics. No idea on the 100-200, I believe the 0-60 is 3.6, 0-100 7.6 and a top speed easily in excess of 200 MPH. It did 196 at Vmax.

After driving the car some (a lot) more today, I can now comment on the way it handles/stops.

When I owned the C5, I always had thoughts of how an M5 would have felt through a certain corner, and the steering used to frustrate me sometimes, it was so numb and lacking of any feel, it gripped well but that was about it. The C6, however, with the suspension in Sport mode is great. This is the first Audi I've driven with DRC and the 60/40 rear biased quattro split, and I am so so impressed at how flat and well it goes around corners for a car that weighs what it does, that I cannot see myself ever having dirty thoughts about an M5 ever again. The steering does not feel disconnected or numb at all. I am surprised that others haven't commented on how well the C6 handles/feels through corners. Just to point out, I wasn't on a track, that might be a different story, but I was on roads I knew very well and regularly drove on with my old RS 6, and the handling from C5 to C6 has been transformed, just like pretty much everything else.

Brakes - I was glad I had these today when I realised what speed I was getting to corners on country lanes at, and then remembering how much the car weighed. They didn't once fade, and just got better the harder I drove and the hotter they got.

The only thing I would change, and it's not a complaint as it's such a small thing is, I feel the DRC should automatically go in Sport mode when you select 'Sport' on the gearbox, because I've been stuck behind slow traffic on country lanes once or twice now, and when the car(s) turns off instead of just flicking it into sport on the gearbox, I first have to fiddle with the MMI and put it in Sport before I go, it only takes a few seconds, but it would be nice to just 'point and shoot'.

Few more photos.

Here are the Ceramics under it's old 20" wheels.



Random shots.







Love the RS 6 logo in the DIS

Tony K

Love it!!
A20 LEE

Hmm, got to admit i'm so tempted to let my B5 go for one of these.  Keep the reviews coming!
gdavison

Moonwalker wrote:

The only thing I would change, and it's not a complaint as it's such a small thing is, I feel the DRC should automatically go in Sport mode when you select 'Sport' on the gearbox, because I've been stuck behind slow traffic on country lanes once or twice now, and when the car(s) turns off instead of just flicking it into sport on the gearbox, I first have to fiddle with the MMI and put it in Sport before I go, it only takes a few seconds, but it would be nice to just 'point and shoot'.


Leave it in "Dynamic Mode" setting .. from previous conversations, most of us seem to drive it in Dynamic all the time .. Its somewhere in the middle between comfort and sport - seems to tighten up as speed increases, admittedly not to the Sport settings, however with UK roads being so potholed, you'd loose your teeth if you drove with the SSP in S all the time

Comfort mode is for when you have your parents / grandparents in the back  
Adrian E

You need to change your sig and avatar Amar - WAY out of date now lol

Looking good that - look forward to being scared stiff at an '8 meet in the summer  
paulmc

Sport mode, you nutter. You obviously don't live in Scotland    I can't do anything other than comfort
aka_dk

Sport mode is for the track only
And I've already proved this car should not go anywhere near a track
buzzard

I am loving this car

Best combination ever IMO
think_or_thwim

buzzard wrote:
I am loving this car

Best combination ever IMO


Agrred, loving this thread, come on Amar more more....  What a car, Im smitten.  Thought it was good when the previous owner has us all drooling over it...

Any clips of the sounds the beauty makes!!  
T2 FOO

Moonwalker wrote:
It did 196 at Vmax.


On the shortened runway too. There was an impending car auction and the entire bottom end was covered in parked cars.
Moonwalker

Awesome, thanks for that info Tony, can't wait to see what it cracks at the next Vmax.

Not much to update on guys. I'm still loving it like I've not loved a car in the past, it's perfect in every way. I did give it a bath (two bucket method etc..) and got some new numberplates for it. Some photos below:



New wash mitt (careful not to spoil the Swissvax detailer's work - the car is swirl free).



New plates.



I've got a really long 7 hour drive to do in it this weekend. I can't wait for that. The adaptive cruise just makes long journies a breeze as you're no longer concentrating as hard and working your foot out breaking/accelerating. It does it all for you. Also, the high beam assist really works well, in my old RS 6 when making progress in country lanes, I was constantly looking out for other cars hovering my fingers over the main beam button, this just switches the main beam off before I've even spotted a car and then on again as soon as it's gone, leaving me to concentrate on having unspoiled pedal to the metal 757 BHP V10 fun.

I'll update more throughout ownership, no videos yet, but you have to hear the noise on gearchange. It's just p0rn.
guymcc

Talking updates...sig!  The cars a cracker mate!
mavada

Amar, what foam nozzle are you using? doesnt that remove (part off) the wax?
Moonwalker

Guymcc - I'll do that now.

Mav - The foam nozzle I am using is below. I don't see how the nozzle would strip the wax. The dilution ratio of the shampoo/snow foam could possibly do that, or a harsh shampoo. I use Chemical Guys Wash & Gloss. See below for links.

Foam Nozzle:
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/was...ce-various-fittings/prod_371.html

Snow Foam:
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/was...r-snow-foam-5-litre/prod_370.html
mavada

Thanks Amar, im not that familiar with this method, but does it mean i dont have to use an sponge anymore? just foam the car and thats it? no matter how dirty the car is?
Moonwalker

It just softens and gets rid of most of the dirt, so when you eventually get to rinsing and then washing it with a wash mitt (like mine above) not a sponge, it reduces the chance of swirls.
Noggymike

Where do you get your wash mitts from?
Moonwalker

Cleanyourcar.co.uk

Used them for years, service is second to none.
Noggymike

Moonwalker wrote:
Cleanyourcar.co.uk

Used them for years, service is second to none.


Cheers
S4Tom

Moonwalker wrote:
Cleanyourcar.co.uk

Used them for years, service is second to none.


2nd that

Amar what an awesome looking machine. Wow is all I can say.

Enjoy !!!
Alps

Congrats mate on the new ride  

I know it's a little too soon for this info, but when you have a couple of months in it, it'll be good to know a running costs comparison to the C5.
Moonwalker

Tax - C6 = £475. C5 = £245. C5 wins.

Insurance - C6 was more. C5 wins.

Servicing - C5 40k service is £1.5k vs C6 at £500 because it requires a cambelt. C6 wins.

Fuel - C6 is about 2/3 MPG less, considering it has 200 BHP more, that's fair enough. Stephen Reil has been quoted saying the C6 is 15% more efficient vs a C5, maybe a standard one... C5 wins.

Brakes - I have ceramics, but non ceramic C6 steelies are cheaper vs C5 steelies. So, C6 wins.

Tyres - I paid about £1k for Michelin Piolt Supersports on my C5, on the C6, I'll be paying about £200 more.

I don't think there is much in it, especially considering how much more the C6 gives, and how reliable it's supposed to be vs the notoriously unreliable C5.

And last, but not least, a photo I found on GT Spirit from Vmax Overboost.

mavada

Really nice Amar, are you concidering more tuning or are you happy the way it performs now? i think you can compete now with a standard GT-R isnt it?
Moonwalker

Nothing. It's already too fast for the road, it's mind mending. I had to re calibrate my brain to drive it. It's perfect. MRC were tempting me with the 3" downpipes that Milltek are releasing, but then there is the MOT/Audi warranty hassle that I can't be asked with, it passed it's first MOT with Audi three months back at this level of tune, which suits me. MRC do have a stage 3+ in the works, it will probably see 900+ BHP. But considering it lights up all four wheels at 60 in the damp already, I'll be passing on that. Just need to keep it clean. I'm going to get some RS 4 B7 20" wheels for it (see a photo of it on them in the past below) for when I use it as a wedding car for a close family member, as I think they look more elegant on them, and some Michelin PS2's as these Dunlops aren't the best. Will keep the C6 Titan ones for the long term but swapping to RS 4's for when I'm 'chauffeuring'. Oh, maybe some RS 6 buckets, too. We'll see.

Moonwalker

mavada wrote:
i think you can compete now with a standard GT-R isnt it?


The GTR has launch control, and a much better gearbox, plus - it's lighter. At the Vmax Tony attended in this car it did 196 MPH, a R35 GTR did 197 however it had uprated injectors amongst a map and exhuast, all the C6 has had is a map and exhuast, injectors etc... are all standard.

It was quicker than other GTR's. See the list of how it performed vs other performance cars here...  (It even beat a Carrera GT)!

http://www.vmax200.com/vmax-overboost.php
trizzle899

What an epic machine!!! Love it mate! I need one of these in the future
Noggymike

Moonwalker wrote:
Tax - C6 = £475. C5 = £245. C5 wins.

Insurance - C6 was more. C5 wins.

Servicing - C5 40k service is £1.5k vs C6 at £500 because it requires a cambelt. C6 wins.

Fuel - C6 is about 2/3 MPG less, considering it has 200 BHP more, that's fair enough. Stephen Reil has been quoted saying the C6 is 15% more efficient vs a C5, maybe a standard one... C5 wins.

Brakes - I have ceramics, but non ceramic C6 steelies are cheaper vs C5 steelies. So, C6 wins.

Tyres - I paid about £1k for Michelin Piolt Supersports on my C5, on the C6, I'll be paying about £200 more.

I don't think there is much in it, especially considering how much more the C6 gives, and how reliable it's supposed to be vs the notoriously unreliable C5.

And last, but not least, a photo I found on GT Spirit from Vmax Overboost.



Good analysis
aka_dk

Amar, sorry but no wayis it 2/3mpg less...more like 5/6
Moonwalker

On the journey I did today 170ish miles it did 20.4, the C5 did 22/3 on the exact same journey and I reset the MPG at the same place. But I think that could be due to the 50 MPH SPECS on the journey this time hence why it probably did 2/3 less vs 5/6. You were right about it getting to 160 in a jiffy, though, I flashed an S Class out of the way today, he didn't like it when I overtook so put his main beam on and was a few mm'ers off my bumper, big mistake, in 4-5 seconds I was gone.

I'm leaving for home soon - another 170 miles, and need to fill it up again first! I've done this trip a few times in the C5 and it did it in one tank, madness. By the time I get home today, I will have done 1,000 miles in it in 9 days. My C5 hadn't even turned a wheel in the 10 days before I sold it! Keep finding 'reasons' to drive this, none of it is travelling to/from work as I have another car for that.
Noggymike

Moonwalker wrote:
On the journey I did today 170ish miles it did 20.4, the C5 did 22/3 on the exact same journey and I reset the MPG at the same place. But I think that could be due to the 50 MPH SPECS on the journey this time hence why it probably did 2/3 less vs 5/6. You were right about it getting to 160 in a jiffy, though, I flashed an S Class out of the way today, he didn't like it when I overtook so put his main beam on and was a few mm'ers off my bumper, big mistake, in 4-5 seconds I was gone.

I'm leaving for home soon - another 170 miles, and need to fill it up again first! I've done this trip a few times in the C5 and it did it in one tank, madness. By the time I get home today, I will have done 1,000 miles in it in 9 days. My C5 hadn't even turned a wheel in the 10 days before I sold it! Keep finding 'reasons' to drive this, none of it is travelling to/from work as I have another car for that.


You don't need  "TO FIND A REASON" to drive this car
Rasss-4

I love this car, Very Jealous Amar †
Treat it to some proper summer wheels †Vossen CV3's.


Noggymike

That is deep dish!
Moonwalker

Hey Rass, sorry to see you sold your B5.

I'm sticking with OEM wheels. Never been a fan of aftermarket wheels, although some do work well. I don't even like mixing eras on Audi wheels, I saw a B5 RS 4 with RS 5 wheels recently and it just doesn't sit right with me. Plus, the car is more discreet this way.
pjbRs

Moonwalker wrote:
Hey Rass, sorry to see you sold your B5.

I'm sticking with OEM wheels. Never been a fan of aftermarket wheels, although some do work well. I don't even like mixing eras on Audi wheels, I saw a B5 RS 4 with RS 5 wheels recently and it just doesn't sit right with me. Plus, the car is more discreet this way.


Agree with you there, personal taste etc, but those wheels on this car would be a big mistake in my opinion.

This car looks such a sleeper, I wouldn't change it.
Rasss-4

Easy Amar, Yep, RS-less now mate but glad its gone to a good home.

Know what you mean by keeping it OEM, fair enough! Im just a whore when it comes to big 5 spokes  
....maybe one day IF I get a chance to sample such the V10 ill be able to Vossen it up!

You'll have to get a Leamington meet sorted again Amar.
Alps

Yup. Bar the extortionate road tax, there doesn't seem to be too much difference in running costs... yet

Thanks for the top write up dude

Moonwalker wrote:
Tax - C6 = £475. C5 = £245. C5 wins.

Insurance - C6 was more. C5 wins.

Servicing - C5 40k service is £1.5k vs C6 at £500 because it requires a cambelt. C6 wins.

Fuel - C6 is about 2/3 MPG less, considering it has 200 BHP more, that's fair enough. Stephen Reil has been quoted saying the C6 is 15% more efficient vs a C5, maybe a standard one... C5 wins.

Brakes - I have ceramics, but non ceramic C6 steelies are cheaper vs C5 steelies. So, C6 wins.

Tyres - I paid about £1k for Michelin Piolt Supersports on my C5, on the C6, I'll be paying about £200 more.

I don't think there is much in it, especially considering how much more the C6 gives, and how reliable it's supposed to be vs the notoriously unreliable C5.

And last, but not least, a photo I found on GT Spirit from Vmax Overboost.

Dane

wowsers, good work!

I loved your old car but this is very nice.
buzzard

Any updates with the majestic 6 Amar ???
doodlebug

See the 'other' side.  Amar has a headache.....
buzzard

What is that??
Have you got a link?
Moonwalker

Was a bit of a nightmare, car ended up needing new ceramic discs from Audi at £6,500. I've managed to sort everything now, so I'm nearly winning again. Still loving it and have now taken out the fully comp £0 excess Audi warranty for the future. It's a no brainer.
Graham

Moonwalker wrote:
Was a bit of a nightmare, car ended up needing new ceramic discs from Audi at £6,500. I've managed to sort everything now, so I'm nearly winning again. Still loving it and have now taken out the fully comp £0 excess Audi warranty for the future. It's a no brainer.


Due to wear or some other complication?
will1981

Amar, it will be interesting to see how you get on with the Audi warranty, I just had my S5 into them to fix my broken keyless entry and noisy window, they refused to pay out! Luckily as I've only had it 6 months sales paid for the repair £480 + vat.

Seems like a few others have similar issues too, I don't think I'm going to extend mine next time, well not the Audi one anyway.

Shame about your ceramics....big bill!
Graham

will1981 wrote:
Amar, it will be interesting to see how you get on with the Audi warranty, I just had my S5 into them to fix my broken keyless entry and noisy window, they refused to pay out!


The one year warrany you get with an approved used Audi I would expect to be as good as the manhufacturer warranty. What reason did they give not to pay?
Moonwalker

Ceramics were on the wear limit. Didn't crack or anything.
Disappointing to hear that Will, my warranty is exactly the same as an Audi approved one, mine is fully comp, you get a cheaper named component one which doesn't cover electrical, could yours have been named component and therefore not have covered your leccy problem?
buzzard

Amar, will it cover the car with it being modded??


I love the RS6 saloon but every review I read tells me that I need even deeper pockets than the V10 touareg.....
Lol

I would still like to think that it's my next motor.

Good to here you are still loving it and that it's now behaving it's self.
Graham

Moonwalker wrote:
Ceramics were on the wear limit. Didn't crack or anything


Ouch. They have a greater wear resistance than steel discs but do still wear out of course. An important factor to keep in mind when considering if you can afford to run a vehicle with them. A big cost which ever way you look at it if that time comes up in your ownership as the cost dwarfs any other consumable or normal maintenance bill.

Good to hear it's back as it should be now.

What mileage was it at out of interest? I suppose the extra power, tracking and stops from 200mph didn't help the lifetime so we can take it as a good indication.
will1981

Graham, interesting and makes sense now, thanks!
Not sure why they refused as the dealer was trying to get me to order a new 3.0t S5 black edition which I was mulling over. The main thing was it was sorted out!

Amar, the fault was electrical but the window was just a faulty seal which they replaced. Need to have a read to see what's actually covered.

Cheers guys  
Moonwalker

buzzard wrote:
Amar, will it cover the car with it being modded??


I love the RS6 saloon but every review I read tells me that I need even deeper pockets than the V10 touareg.....
Lol

I would still like to think that it's my next motor.

Good to here you are still loving it and that it's now behaving it's self.


PM Sent.

The C6 RS 6 is probably *the* most reliable RS Audi around, just do it - I have no regrets whatsoever.
Moonwalker

Graham wrote:
Moonwalker wrote:
Ceramics were on the wear limit. Didn't crack or anything


Ouch. They have a greater wear resistance than steel discs but do still wear out of course. An important factor to keep in mind when considering if you can afford to run a vehicle with them. A big cost which ever way you look at it if that time comes up in your ownership as the cost dwarfs any other consumable or normal maintenance bill.

Good to hear it's back as it should be now.

What mileage was it at out of interest? I suppose the extra power, tracking and stops from 200mph didn't help the lifetime so we can take it as a good indication.


You're right, and 53k miles now. Was only a few months out of warranty when Audi refused to cover the 'ramics, they offered some money and I could have got more, but it wasn't worth the headache and I am partly to blame with the 200MPH stops.
Noggymike

I never thought that brake discs were covered under any warranty???
Moonwalker

Yes, but these were the super-duper optional ceramic brakes which lasted less than a third of their 'last up to 190k miles' claim, so there was some scope for complaint. Not bothered now, wouldn't run a C6 without ceramics, that power, and that weight it needs them.
Rasss-4

6 n half G's            ..........    
aka_dk

Was gonna say, Tony did vmax also and I did Silverstone and Caldwell Park.

They had a hard life but like you say, necessary for 730PS and 2tns...otherwise the car is bullet proof and glad you didn't give up on LOON
Moonwalker

Yep, not giving up on her. Got offered a really good deal on a new M5 and was tempted but didn't take it, instead took out the Audi warranty. Really do love it, the M wouldn't have felt anywhere near as special.
RSinclair

Thats not to bad. My friends 997 turbo new ceramics discs and pads all round after 12000 miles £20k
Moonwalker

997 Turbo ceramics look tiny by comparison to these ones. Strange.
Adrian E

Moonwalker wrote:
997 Turbo ceramics look tiny by comparison to these ones. Strange.


That'll be the Porsche tax, rather than the RS tax - got to be at least double the tax  
buzzard

Have you got any video of this beast in action Amar??
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