Who needs the RS 6?
The Audi S6 may be overshadowed by its RS 6 sibling, but it’s quite the thrill to drive in stock form. Some owners, however, don’t like to be the underpowered ones in the family. Luckily for them, SKN Tuning has a new upgrade program called the Audi S6 ² that can up power all the way to Audi RS 6 levels but with a more unique touch.
The 4.0 TFSI engine that lies beneath the hood produces a healthy 420 horsepower and 405.66 lb-ft. of torque. Sounds like a fun time, right? Well, it wasn’t enough for the team at SKN Tuning who designed a new engine tuning program with different stages through countless hours of testing. Level 1 of the engine tuning program for the Audi S6 ² features a software tune that alters the fuel injection, timing, and boost pressure, and requires no additional hardware modifications. Output is increased up to a 543 horsepower and 507 lb-ft. (687 Nm) of torque. For those that want the all-out performance package, SKN offers a Level 3 upgrade that includes a turbo-back Milltek flow-optimized exhaust system along with a new intake system to produce a whopping 560 horsepower and 517 lb-ft. (701 Nm) – one Newton Meter of torque more than the RS 6 just to one-up the stock model.
But the SKN Tuning Audi S6 ² is more than just a new engine upgrade package. The team has taken steps to optimize aerodynamics and cooling properties of the super sedan by designing new body work. A new front apron incorporates larger inlets and a new cooling grille to redirect more air towards the engine and intercooler. Each of the rear fenders were slightly extended for a more muscular appearance while a new roof spoiler and rear diffuser were added to create downforce at high speeds.
SKN Tuning finished off the new Audi S6 ² upgrade package with a modified chassis for a more dynamic and stylish ride. The factory wheels were replaced with new Corniche Challenge alloy wheels in a 9.0 x 21 front and 10.5 x 21 rear setup with 255/30 ZR 21 and 295/25 ZR 21 Continental sport tires. A new SKN lowering module helps to reduce the ride height by 40 mm for a better center of gravity and improved handling.
The new SKN Tuning Audi S6 ² is available with a variety of upgrades that the customers can opt to have installed.
SKN Tuning Audi S6 ² Specifications
Displacement: 4.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Maximum Horsepower: 543/399 kW (Stage 1) or 560 hp/412 kW (Stage 3)
Maximum Torque: 506.64 lb-ft./687 Nm (Stage 1) or 516.96 lb-ft/701 Nm (Stage 3)
-Milltek flow-optimized exhaust system
-New air intake system
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: Corniche Challenge alloy
Front Wheels: 9.0 x 21
Rear Wheels: 10.5 x 21
Front Tires: 255/30 ZR 21
Rear Tires: 295/25 ZR 21
Suspension: SKN lowering module; 40 mm lower
-New front apron with larger air inlets
-Optimized cooling grille
-Extended rear fenders
-Rear roof spoiler
SKN Tuning Audi S6 ² Gallery
[Source: SKN Tuning]