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THE last time I was really over the moon about a test car was when I received the Audi R8 to evaluate.
A few years on this job and one gets less and less impressed by "ordinary" cars. We hunt like lions and when the hunting is easy we get bored. We hunt for ultimate machines.
Don't get me wrong, most of us still appreciate cars but how many of them really take you back to when you were still a young journalist starting out in the game? Not many.
My point is that there are cars and there are ultimate cars - ones that make one's heart beat faster.
I am referring to beasts such the Audi RS6. Being an Audi fanatic coupled with being an outright petrol junkie did not make things easy for the grandmother of the A6 range as I pushed her through her paces.
She is a grandmother but runs faster than Magic Johnson. I will attempt to describe what a combination of huge body and a lethal engine does to one's sanity.
The RS6 does not shout at you. The design and body does not say she is a beast underneath. But trust me, the RS6 really eats up the road.
Under the bonnet of the RS6 sits a 5,0 turbo engine that produces a whopping 426kW of power. The torque stands at 650Nm.
This car is not for the faint-hearted. My grandmother hates fast cars. Even a 1,3litre engine doing 120km is very fast for her.
The idea of taking her for a spin crossed my mind but the thought of how she would react to the RS6 freaked me out. She would have had a fit.
But one of my younger sisters is the opposite of my granny. She loves fast cars and I thought it would be appropriate to take her for a ride. The drive was fun.
As you all know, ubuntu is the essence of my being so I decided to take a neighbour for a drive.
He is an accountant but a real petrol head. He had only two words to describe this German creation - "crazy" and "unreal".
The RS6 is such a con artist. It subtly calls on your right foot to do something. Put your foot down and the double exhausts roar while you leave other motorists green with envy.
If I had just more than a million rand to spare I would definitely go for this Audilicious.
The RS6 sprints from 0-100km in just under five seconds.