The latest Audi RS4 Avant is not only a great daily driver, but also a proper track tool, as proved in this video that shows it going for a fast lap at a lesser known racetrack in Germany: the Mendig.
At the end of the run, the super estate posted a 1:54.45, which puts it one tenth of a second ahead of the Aston Martin DB11 and almost three tenths of a second in front of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
Other cars that were slower than the 2020 RS4 Avant, according to AutoMotorUndSport’s video description, are the Lotus Exige S, Mercedes-AMG E63 S, Lexus RC F, BMW M2, Alpine A110, Ford Mustang GT, Renault Megane RS Trophy and Alfa Romeo 4C.
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The BMW M2 Competition, Jaguar F-Type R and Porsche Boxster Spyder, on the other hand, completed the course a bit quicker than the RS4. The fastest production car on the Mendig is the Ferrari 488 Pista, with 1:41.00, followed by the McLaren 720S and Porsche 911 GT2 RS, with 1:42.10 and 1:42.29 respectively.
The 2020 RS4 Avant uses a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 which drives the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system through an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission. It pumps out 444 HP (450 PS / 331 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque, enabling a 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) of 4.1 seconds and a 155 mph (250 km/h) top speed, or 174 mph (280 km/h) with the speed limiter removed.
While the RS4 Avant is not available in the States, its bigger and more powerful sibling, the RS6 Avant, is. It starts at $109,000 and packs a 592 HP 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8, and it needs just 3.5 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h).