Unquestionably, Station Wagons, with a devoted following worldwide, are considered the lifeblood of the automotive industry. Although SUVs appear to be gaining traction in this market segment, Audi has reiterated its passion for fast wagons and stated that this beloved body style won't be disappearing anytime soon. With this, the German company recently revealed the RS6 Avant GT— a limited-run station wagon— for the global market. It is limited to 660 units worldwide, of which availability in India is currently uncertain. Its design is based on the RS 6 GTO concept, brought to life by twelve apprentices with support from Audi Design. The automaker claims the apprentices derived inspiration from the classic Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO race car to build this masterpiece.
With the vertical blades, modified intake grille, and front splitter incorporated into the bumper, the special edition's appearance is largely influenced by the RS 6 GTO concept. Carbon fibre is used to make the hood, fenders, and wheels. In addition, the Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO is celebrated through the stickers on the vehicle. Audi replaced the roof rails with a rear pass-through roof spoiler. The car runs on white, six-spoke, 22-inch wheels. At the rear, the estate gets a functional diffuser, a double wing, and a black 'RS 6 GT' inscription, among other things.
Audi RS6 Avant GT: Under the Bonnet
At its heart, the new Audi RS6 Avant GT has a 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo that produces 621bhp and 850Nm, the same as the performance variant. However, this power output is 30bhp and 50Nm more than the standard RS 6 Avant. The eight-speed tiptronic gearbox receives power from the engine through the all-wheel-drive Quattro unit. In just 3.3 seconds, the special version can go from 0 to 100km/h, which is approximately 0.3 seconds faster than the regular model. In 11.5 seconds, the estate claims to reach 200km/h and attains a top speed of 305km/h. In addition, the vehicle has a locking centre differential that splits engine power 40:60 between the front and rear axles. Furthermore, it comes with a standard coilover suspension that can be adjusted.
Audi RS6 Avant GT: Interior
The new model comes equipped with Audi's RS Design Package Plus as standard equipment. Inside, the black interior is emphasised by the liberal use of red and copper stitching in places like the floor mats, center console, armrests, and steering wheel. Among the other unique elements is the car's serial number displayed on the centre console.