Audi RS6 Turned Into Retro Station Wagon With Side Exhaust

The station wagon is a reference to a 1989 racing sedan.

Audi, led by chief designer March Lichte, has presented the Audi RS 6 GTO project on the occasion of ‘40 Years of Quattro’. The virtual model made in a retro style has received a side exhaust and a distinctive exterior, referring to the 1989 Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO.

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The Audi RS6 GTA project based on the 720-hp 1989 Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO. The sedan was equipped with a 2.2-liter turbo petrol engine and a six-speed manual gearbox. The model accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and reached a top speed of 310 km/h.

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The racing Audi 90 was created specifically for the IMSA GT. The German sedan took part only in 1989. Besides, the engineers did not have time to build the car by the beginning of the championship, so the team was forced to miss the first few races. As a result, the Audi drivers won seven stages but did not manage to take prizes.

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Created on the occasion of ‘40 Years of Quattro’, the RS6 GTO project has received the Audi 90 livery, side exhaust, and similar white wheel rims.

The interior of the prototype features two bucket-shaped sports seats with multi-point belts and a safety instead of the backseat.

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Currently, the “vintage” Audi RS 6 GTO exists only as a computer model. However, it is possible that the company will build at least one such station wagon, which can be shown at specialized exhibitions and in automobile museums, in the future.

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In mid-October, Audi introduced a limited version of the second-generation Audi TT RS called 40 Jahre quattro on the occasion of ‘40 Years of Quattro’. The body of the “anniversary” version is painted Alpine (white), referring to the brand's racing models.

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