The Audi RS6 GTO Concept celebrates 40 years of Quattro with muscle.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system, an apprentice of the ring manufacturer provided the impetus for the design of the RS6 GTO concept car. Based on the latest generation of the muscular RS6 Avant station wagon, the car pays homage to the Audi 90 GTO IMSA, which shone in competition during 1989.
The RS6 is therefore available in a grey, black and red livery, with solid white wheels reminiscent of the famous race car. Its hood has been perforated and the exhaust outlets placed on the sides. At the front, a gaping air intake overlooks a spoiler. A new roof spoiler has been installed at the rear. On the suspension side, the car seems obviously “on the ground”.
A racing station wagon
The interior of the RS6 GTO has been stripped down to carbon fiber bucket seats with harnesses, a roll bar and race car controls.
No mention is made of any possible engine changes. Originally, the RS6 draws 600hp and 800Nm of torque from its 4L twin-turbo micro-hybrid V8 combined with four-wheel drive and steering via an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.
Don’t expect to see the RS6 GTO on the market. However, Audi has launched a limited series of the TT RS in Germany to celebrate 40 years of Quattro.