Is The Audi RS 6 Avant GT The Sportiest Estate Ever?

It claims the top position in the model range.

The current-gen Audi RS 6 is, arguably, one of the best performance estates ever made. It looks fab, has a great soundtrack, packs a proper punch and has space for a whole family and their luggage. But its title of being the ultimate choice in the range has been stolen, albeit for a short period, by what you see here – the Audi RS 6 Avant GT.

The newly created derivative is a special edition. Just 660 examples are planned. The RS 6 Avant GT echoes a concept called RS 6 GTO from 2020. The twelve apprentices who worked on the concept study were inspired by the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO race car from 1989.

On the outside, the Audi RS 6 Avant GT features a new intake grille, a more aggressive splitter and extended use of high-gloss black at the front. The bonnet is new and made of carbon fibre, just like the fenders housing the bespoke 6-spoke 22-inch wheels. Sections of the side skirts and ORVM caps are finished in glossy carbon. At the rear is the black RS 6 GT lettering, a functional diffuser and a motorsport-inspired double wing. And for that added svelteness, the roof rails have been ditched.

That’s not all, as buyers can garnish their Audi RS 6 Avant GT with exclusive decals in two colours. The first is with the Arkona White colour, and the second is with Nardo grey/Mythos Black. The body shade defines the decals that go on top. The first colour option also ropes in high-gloss white wheels, which turn black or matt black with the second colour. Other paint options include Chronos Grey and Madeira Brown, both metallic.

Like the exterior, the sporty quotient is on another level indoors. The RS design package plus is a standard fit. Various sections feature contrasting elements in red or copper in an all-black interior theme. The RS 6 GT lettering can be found on the armrests, the floor mats, the centre armrest and the RS bucket leather seats. Audi has also used black microfibre in a few places, such as the dashboard and the centre console.

The Audi RS 6 Avant GT gets its propulsion from a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 that outputs 621hp/850Nm, an increment of 30hp/50Nm over the standard RS 6. The extra punch enables it to hit 100kmph from a standstill in 3.3 seconds (0.3 seconds quicker), clock 200kmph in 11.5 seconds (0.5 seconds faster) and a top speed of 305kmph. Uprated central and rear differentials, ceramic brakes, adjustable suspension and high-performance Continental “Sport Contact 7” tyres, with 285/30 R22 profile, play their vital roles.

So, how do you like the Audi RS 6 Avant GT?

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