I try to approach cars with the following saying:
“As you care, so do you.”
“If you take care of your car, this is how you will use it”
Additionally, this thought rhymes in Polish.
Was there any unusual circumstances around how you acquired your car?
Overall, I was looking for an Audi RS6 to buy, but I wasn’t sure which generation. On YouTube, I watched the Auditography movie, in which he talked about his dream car. After watching this video, I decided to buy the first generation AUDI RS6 and was looking for such a model. I bought Audi from an enthusiast who already had another Audi 80 convertible model in his garage, which he rebuilt himself.
Being the owner of my dream Audi, I had the pleasure to later meet the founder of the Auditography channel during the photo session. Some of this story was presented in the description of the Audi RS6 C5 video on the Auditography channel.
Was there more work on your car than you anticipated? Did you find a bucket of wiring worms, find some secret hidden problems…..
My example was generally well-kept and did not require large repair expenses. It was thanks to the previous owners of Audi. They were car enthusiasts and made sure the Audi looked great. I decided to bring it to an exemplary mechanical condition and have a unique specimen. In my further exploitation, the engine and gearbox have been completely refurbished to make sure that the drive unit will serve me for the next few years without any surprises.
Are there any unique mods on your car? Hyper-rare parts, custom made parts…
In my Audi, I changed the suspension system to the one from KW v3 dedicated to this model. The brake system has been replaced. On the front axle, larger 390 mm brake discs from the RS6 C7 with 6T brake calipers from the RS4 B9 with brake pads from the EBC were installed. The rear axle is fitted with 345mm brake discs and Porsche Panamera 4T brake calipers (service brake) and an oem emergency brake caliper.
In the interior, I changed the gear lever to the new trim and changed the shape of the steering wheel oem with a carbon fiber trim. The rear view mirror housings are also in this finish.
The factory radio model RNS-D was replaced with the RNS-E (newer LED version).
In addition, the car was fitted with a maxtondesign add-on package in piano black.
The VFiz module has been installed in the instrument cluster, which offers a preview of various parameters of the engine and other components on the factory counter screen, which was not available as standard.
The headlights have been redesigned with BiLed highlights with black trim inside the headlamp.
The engine and gearbox controller has been modified to increase engine power and ensure the comfort of everyday use.
The car has a non-serial exhaust system fitted by the previous owner and sounds good without resonance. Next season, the car will be equipped with a titanium exhaust system with flaps for a better sound experience.
Would you consider your car done in its current form? Or do you have a list of “to dos” still left?
Next season, the car will be equipped with a titanium exhaust system with flaps for a better sound experience.
In the near future, I plan to increase the engine power and install wider tires on wheels with a width of 265 mm, currently it is 255.
The project is developmental and I will see what ideas time will bring.
What is the biggest problem you ran into on your build?
The biggest challenge and financial burden was the repair of the engine and gearbox using original Audi parts. It was caused by the low availability of new parts on the European market for this model. You had to look for individual missing parts and wait a long time to be able to reassemble the engine on new parts.
If you had to do it again, would you build the same car?
From the point of view of the owner of this model, I would choose to do all these operations again to have a unique RS6. I am now very proud to own it and I notice that not many of these models are still on the road.
Are you apart of a club or crew with your car?
I have been a member of the “Audi Warsaw Elite” club for a long time, bringing together enthusiasts of Audi S and RS models, which is mainly present in Warsaw (the capital of Poland in Eastern Europe). We repeatedly participate in various charity events for those in need, and the most popular is the TURBOPOMOC event, where rides on the right passenger seat of our cars are auctioned, and the income is allocated to fighting diseases in children.
Of course, we also meet to travel together or talk about our passions. Being a member of this community, we exchange ideas for further modifications or fixes that will give it a unique character, but will not negatively affect the appearance of the car.
What is your favorite part on your car?
I am most pleased with the modified steering wheel in a different finish than the factory one 😉
What’s the best memory you had in your car?
I am most proud of the fact that my copy took part in the photo / video session for Auditography and there is a special material about it on the legendary Audi models on YouTube.
However, in the car itself, I have good memories of the ride with the newer Audi RS models at speeds exceeding 250 km / h, where the new models were subject to the speed limit, and my RS accelerated to higher speeds 😉 and I was able to overtake them.
Minor modifications to the series:
– maxton design external stylistic package,
– steering wheel with flattening and carbon,
– ECU and TCU chip (484KM / 717Nm),
– KW intercoolers,
– KW v3 suspension,
– front and rear brake upgrade,
– custom exhaust system,
– BiLED headlights.