|Quote, originally posted by JonReedy12345 »|
Clearly you are. If you want light and nimble buy a mini or a go kart. This is not a "street racer" it's a limited sport version of a very comfortable and very well appointed saloon. The purpose of a vehicle like this is the have the utmost in daily comfort and driveability...it just so happens this happens to have some serious power under the hood.
You hit iot right on the head.
I've spent about a week in both the RS and the S6. I am a die-hard manual guy, and love cutting corners with exacto knives. That being said, I'd actually buy an S6 before I'd buy an RS.
It requires NO effort to drive this car fast. Anything above 2500 rpm, this thing is an absolute monster. The RS needs at least 4500 to have any real thrust. The S6 has about 85% of the RS's grip. Its more prone to push than the RS, but the limits are still hogh, and the new 40/60 has really improved the cars response in turns.
The V10 sounds incredible. Very deep, and more refined than the RS. And, believe it or not, the automatic in it is actually very good. In manual mode, it downshifts very fast, and matches revs like a DSG. The ONLY problem I found with th edrivetrain is that is accelerates SO fast in 1st gear, the computer sometimes cant keep up, and it'll hang on te limiter for a split second before it shifts for second. It happens only about 25% of the time when romping through 1st.
For the same price as an RS (S6 was $79K RS was $74K), the S6 is MUCH better of a daily driver than the RS with about 85% of the handling, more acceleration, and a LOT mor eroom and comfort.