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Audi RS6 GTO - students developed a retro-style racing station wagon

12 November 2020, Thursday By Victoria Frolova

The German company has created an experimental station wagon, which is dedicated to the 720-horsepower racing car of the late 80s.

Audi has unveiled an experimental racing station wagon called the RS6 GTO, developed by the students of the German brand under the guidance of chief designer Marc Lichte. The premiere of the car was timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the premiere of the first Audi model with the famous Quattro all-wheel-drive system.

Audi RS6 GTO

Audi RS6 GTO is created in honor of the Audi 90 Quattro GTO racing sedan, prepared in the late 80's for participation in the American IMSA circuit races. This car was equipped with a 2.2-liter five-cylinder 20-valve engine that developed 720 horsepower. It took part in only one championship, after which Audi left IMSA and focused on the home DTM series.

With that car, the new RS6 GTO has a characteristic racing livery, white rims, and exhaust pipes that are not eaten back, but to the side. After the modernization, the station wagon lost the rear row of seats, instead of which a safety cage was installed. In addition, racing bucket seats with a carbon structure were installed in the cabin.

Audi RS6 GTO

There is no data on the technical component of the experimental car. Recall that the standard Audi RS6 Avant station wagon is equipped with a four-liter V8 engine with two turbines, developing 600 hp. and 800 Nm of torque.

The motor is combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. The station wagon is capable of gaining the first "hundred" in 3.6 seconds, and its maximum speed is forcibly limited to 250 km per hour.

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