Audi has pulled the covers off of its new RS 6 Avant and though the wagon has never been short of firepower it now has some seriously eye widening new figures to get your heart thumping.

Set to hit Middle East Audi dealerships in the second quarter of 2020, it will be powered by a 4.0-litre TFSI twin-turbo V8 (with a 48-volt mild hybrid system that enhances the automatic stop/start system for improved efficiency) and for the first time, it’ll employ a standard adaptive air suspension. Producing a whopping 591 horses and 800Nm of tyre melting torque, it can do the 0-100kph sprint in just 3.6 seconds begging the question; how quick do you really need those groceries? The grunt travels through an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission to all four wheels via a full-time Quattro all-wheel-drive system while its top speed is limited to 250kph. If that isn’t fast enough then the available Dynamic package increases that to 280kph or 305kph with the dynamic package plus. Good luck with all those speeding tickets.

You can tell this one wants to go uber fast just by a solitary glance; it’s adapted the angular edges of the current A6 but looks far tougher what with the front fascia highlighted by two huge intake vents at either side of the Singleframe grille. Apart for the front doors, roof and tailgate, the rest of the exterior is made up solely of RS-specific parts and the body has been widened by around 40mm. And the flared wheel arches housing 22in wheels (with a light pasting of rubber), dual exhaust tips around the back and a black mesh diffuser round off what is a very aggressive package. It will be available with a choice of 13 colours (including the two RS-specific hues Nardo gray and Sebring black) along with a choice of five matte effect paint finishes.

Inside, the RS 6 Avant gets a special flat-bottomed RS wheel, some snazzy sport seats and it includes Audi's latest version of the virtual cockpit (with a G-force meter, temperature status of various components, torque, power, boost pressure, lap times, and RS-specific graphics throughout) and MMI touchscreen interface and a head-up display.

“Throughout our 25-year RS history, the Audi RS 6 Avant is one of our absolute icons with a large global fan base,” says Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH.

We expect that fan base to grow substantially once this stunning wagon makes it way here early next year.