Audi is celebrating the 40th birthday of all-wheel drive quattro this year. The anniversary is also reminiscent of the amazing-looking RS 6 GTO concept.
The study, which is based on the current RS 6 Avant model, pays tribute to the original Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO racing special, which scored in 1989 with Hans-Joachim Stuck on American racing circuits.
Although Audi did not win the local touring car championship, it happened because its development dragged on and the car did not catch the first two races of the season.
Inspiration from an aggressive-looking special from the late 1980s is evident in the new concept, even though it is a station wagon. Of course, there is also livery in traditional colors, the elements such as a “disfigured” bumper with holes for air supply, non-traditional wheels, a rear spoiler or a side exhaust are taken care of for a properly sporty look.
Inside we find a classic racing cabin, which is partially disguised and minimalist. There is also a cage, racing shells and six-point seat belts. The rear seats also disappeared from the station wagon.
Unfortunately, we don’t know anything about technology, but since it will most likely stay with a single built concept, it’s not even very important.
Interestingly, the model Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO was powered by a 2.2-liter supercharged five-cylinder with an output of 530 kW. The racer was able to accelerate to 100 in 3.1 seconds and drove up to 310 km / h.