Audi RS4 going 155 mph in the desert!

The new 2007 Audi RS4 is the top-of-the-line vehicle in Audi's popular "four series". We decided to take this 420 hp monster out in to a dried lake bed for some traction, handling, and top-speed testing. Check out what the newest incarnation of the RS4 was made for...

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Audi RS4: The Best RS Yet? - XCAR
To see our latest film before it's on YouTube: http://www.carfection.com Subscribe for more XCAR videos: http://bit.ly/U9XDKc Audi's quite a greedy company when you think about it. Not only has it cornered the market on 4WD fun, but it's also got the whole 'subtle brutality' thing down as well. The new RS4 is a perfect combination of both. Audi's got form when it comes to fast estates -- 1994's RS2 was the firm's first and was pretty cool. Co-developed with Porsche, it could hit 30mph faster than a McLaren F1. That's... quite something, isn't it? From then on Audi's portfolio of RS cars has been pretty impressive. The first generation RS4 came around the turn of the century while its follow up appeared (in saloon, convertible AND estate forms) in the middle of the decade. Both RS4s were celebrated for being both incredibly practical and entertaining to drive -- as such they hold their value irritatingly well. This latest RS4 is, like its grandfathers, chuffing brilliant. Some have criticised it for being a touch too aggressive, but they forget that most people won't notice its angry looks. They'll pass it off as 'another German car' or simply not notice at all. Well, that is until it moves because the noise it puts out it simply incredible. Its 4.2-litre V8 sounds, frankly, filthy. Unencumbered by turbochargers and other torque-Boosting, MPG stroking toys, it's a work of sheer mechanical brilliance. 444bhp pours out of it and hurls you from zero to 62mph in just 4.7seconds. That kind of acceleration from a car that looks comparatively sedate is a little disconcerting. With the optional top speed restriction increase you can set the RS4's top speed to 174mph. That's a thing that simply shouldn't be. But I'm glad it is. Especially when you throw in some rather entertaining handling... The RS4 and cars of its ilk are wonderful examples of car companies doing things because... why not? Audi has a 444bhp V8, why not stuff it under the hood of a small family estate? What's the worst that can happen? People decide they don't want to combine the banality of every day driving with a massive engine!? Do you honestly think that'll ever happen? I don't. Neither, thankfully, does Audi. Long live the RS cars and their ridiculousness. Long live silly power in subtle (ish) packages. Long live Germans having fun. Specs Engine: 4.2-litre V8 Power: 444bhp Torque: 317lb ft 0-60mph: 4.7seconds Top speed: 174mph (with optional limiter raise, normally 155mph) Written/Presented: Alex Goy Shot by: Nick Wilkinson and Nick Payne Edited by: Greg Barnes VIDEOS IN ENDBOARD Audi R8 - Director’s Cut: http://bit.ly/1uXViQz Morgan Plus 8: http://bit.ly/1KxLROT





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Audi RS4 on Motorweek
Motorweek says the Audi RS4 "driving experience is one of the best ever." It's a sweet ride!





Caught on CCTV: thieves steal Audi RS4
It took just 90 seconds for thieves to break into this Sunday Times reader's Audi RS4 by breaking the window and plugging a device —  assumed to be a piece of equipment available online that is used to silence alarms and program blank key fobs — into the dashboard. The footage raises disturbing questions about car security of keyless-entry cars. Read the full story here: www.driving.co.uk/news/how-thieves-hack-into-and-steal-keyless-entry-cars




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