Camouflaged take a look at automobiles from German automakers are a standard sight on the Nurburgring, however we have not seen Audi’s RS Q6 E-Tron very a lot. The high-performance EV was lately seen not on the observe, however moderately, simply exterior. It is not as cool as catching prototypes banking by way of corners, however our photographers can get nearer for clearer, extra detailed photographs past the observe partitions.
That is precisely what we’ve right here. This take a look at automobile nonetheless wears the identical body-hugging camo wrap seen in earlier spy photographs, coincidently snapped on the ‘Ring as a substitute of out of doors. At a look, one may assume it is a normal Q6 E-Tron because it rides on a shiny set of silver wheels. Earlier sightings noticed prototypes with black wheels, however the huge brakes with pink calipers are a useless giveaway that that is one thing extra. The footprint of the tires additionally factors to extra energy, and the RS mannequin could have a extra aggressive entrance fascia with distinguished nook vents. These vents are clearly seen within the photographs beneath.
The split-light design related to electrical E-Tron fashions can be simple to identify, regardless of the camo. Much less apparent is the grille, or moderately, the grille define. The acquainted Audi form is there in the event you look carefully, although it is stable since there is not a combustion engine to feed. On the rear, anticipate the RS Q6 E-Tron to look very similar to a regular Audi Q-series crossover, albeit with none exhaust pipes.
Underpinning the Q6 BEV would be the modular Premium Platform Electrical (PPE) structure. It is the identical setup you may discover beneath the electrical Porsche Macan and as such, it ought to pack a correct efficiency punch. We all know the Macan EV will ship over 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and there isn’t any cause to consider the RS Q6 E-Tron will not match that output. Tighter suspension, sticky tires, and a giant battery pack also needs to be on the playing cards. That is an RS mannequin, in any case.
When will it arrive? Our first RS Q6 E-Tron sighting was in March 2022, so we must be within the later levels of testing at this level. We’re anticipating one thing from Audi within the first half of 2023. Within the meantime, try the Rambling About Vehicles podcast for extra efficiency EV information and different automotive content material, out there beneath.