It is an unfortunate and uncomfortable fact that the E63 AMG Wagon is faster than the RS6 Avant in a straight line. It costs more and it makes more power, so it’s hardly surprising but there is a way to tilt the odds in your favor.

Throttle House has taken the two cars to the drag strip and in both the roll race and the standing quarter-mile, the Mercedes pulls out a small lead. With a bit of computer hacking, though, the car’s owner manages to get a little extra power out of the Audi.

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In fact, the tune had the RS6 Avant producing around 800 hp, according to the hosts. And the results are pretty spectacular. Nevermind that the Audi nearly pulls a wheelie, it walks away from the AMG and turns the tables.

On track and back at stock power levels, the RS6 is a handy thing, feeling oddly like it belongs on the track just as much as it belongs on the road.