Audi RS 6 Avant GT to set new pinnacle benchmark

Audi has a new pinnacle RS 6 Avant, with the unveiling of the strictly limited GT. It’s due to arrive in Australia in the second half of this year, and will be offered in strictly limited numbers (there are just 660 worldwide).

The special edition is packed with exclusive details inside and out, including a pass-through roof edge spoiler, redefined diffuser, and exclusive 22-inch wheels. Bucket seats, a fresh colour combination, and individual numbering all feature.

Lightweight adjustable coil-over suspension unique to the RS 6 Avant GT and a reworked quattro sport differential on the rear axle sharpen the driving experience. The twin-turbocharged V8 is good for 463kW and 850Nm.

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The new RS 6 Avant GT sprints from 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds, can accelerates to 200km/h from a standstill in just 11.5 seconds, and has a top speed of 305km/h. An RS ceramic brake system is fitted as standard.

Permanent quattro all-wheel drive is delivered via an 8-speed Tiptronic gearbox with optimised shift times. A locking centre differential aids power delivery. A specially tuned rear end provides greater agility and rear bias in “dynamic” driving mode.

Inspired by the legendary Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO race car from 1989, the car is a nod to Audi’s own 2020 apprenticeship program, and shows the range of ways in which young talents can contribute to the company.

Key highlights include the grille and air intakes, finished entirely in high-gloss black, vertical blades in the front apron, a powerful front splitter integrated into the bumper, and a carbon fibre hood.

Integrated air outlets behind the large 22-inch wheels reduce air pressure in the wheel arch and improve brake cooling. Like the hood, the fenders housing the large wheels are made entirely of carbon fibre for the first time.

The side profile is defined by inserts in the side skirts and exterior mirror covers in glossy carbon. At the rear, the special edition impresses with black “RS 6 GT” lettering, a tailgate specially adapted to the design. Even the roof rails have been removed.

Customers have the option to choose exclusive decals in two colours. The first, in conjunction with an Arkona White finish, combines the traditional colours of Audi Sport; black, grey, and red. The wheels are high-gloss white in this option.

Alternatively, the decals in black and grey tones come with the exterior colour Nardo grey or Mythos black. To match, Audi Sport GmbH offers the high-sheen wheels in high-gloss black or matte black.

The four rings in the grille and the tailgate along with the model lettering are black as standard, and you can also choose Chronos Grey Metallic or Madeira Brown Metallic from the colour palette (all are available without graphics).

Inside, the black interior is enhanced by numerous accents in the exclusive colour combination of red and copper, including the stitching on the steering wheel, the sides of the centre console, the centre armrest and door armrests.

“RS 6 GT” lettering can be found on the floor mats, and the seat headrests. The honeycomb stitching in the centre of the seat shimmers in Express Red, while the outer seam of the bucket seat is finished in copper. The seat belts are Crimson Red.

Riding on high-performance Continental Sport Contact 7 285/30 R22 tires, the RS 6 GT will be built by just seven experienced employees at three assembly stations set up especially for this exclusive special edition.

Each individual vehicle spends a whole day there and all GT-specific features are fitted by hand. Final local specifications, pricing and an Australian launch date are all yet to be confirmed. To find out more, talk to your local Audi dealership.

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