Prototype S6 was being put through its paces at the infamous Nürburgring track in Germany.
It was only yesterday when our shutterbugs spotted the all-new Audi A6 stretching at the Nordschleife and now its hotter S6 counterpart has been immortalised while flexing its muscles on and near the track.
Sitting low to the ground, it is clad from front to back in Audi’s typical psychedelic camo to hide the new design. We will get a taste of the new Audi styling with the soon to be revealed A8. Expect the luxury limo to set the tone for its siblings to follow, including the sleek A7 Sportback that is expected later this year.
The new Audi S6 has a gym membership and is putting it to good use thanks to a lighter construction. Not only is it shaving off some of the fat, but it’s also gaining more muscle as its successor will likely have more than the 450 horsepower generated by a biturbo V8 4.0-liter engine.
There is some speculation that the next S6 might downsize to a six-cylinder engine, but the reduction in weight will still enable better performance. We will have a clearer picture when Audi will take the wraps off the aforementioned S7 Sportback, though that won’t happen for at least a year from now.
In the meantime, all eyes are on the new A8 debuting 11 July in Barcelona.