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Audi RS 6 GT (2024): the waltz of “goodbyes” continues

To celebrate the end of an era, Audi introduces a special version of its RS 6, a version that pays homage to its illustrious racing history.

After bidding farewell to its TT and R8 models, Audi continues to commemorate the legacy of some of its iconic cars through limited-edition series that are as extravagant as they are desirable. In 2026, Audi will only unveil electric cars. This means that the internal combustion engine will disappear from the company’s lineup, including the cars that have contributed to its success.

The current Audi RS 6 will be the last to be equipped with an internal combustion engine. The next version is expected to be electric, and to celebrate the reign of sports estates, Audi is introducing a GT version, similar to the approach with its R8. Limited to only 660 units, with just around thirty available for France.

Discretion Not Really Required

Starting with the aesthetics, the Audi RS 6 GT harkens back to the colors of the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO, with a white base complemented by gray and red, the colors of Audi Sport. There are three available liveries in total, with Nardo Gray and Mythic Black options for customers who prefer a more discreet look. The car also features distinctive details, such as a front end with a glossy black finish on the grille and air intakes, along with a carbon hood for the first time on an Audi. Additional elements include a tailgate spoiler and air outlets behind the front wheels to reduce pressure and improve brake cooling. Not to mention the 22-inch white alloy wheels with a unique design.
Also, the RS 6 Avant GT impresses with its interior aesthetics – the dashboard, central console, and armrests are covered in suede with red and copper stitching, with a serial number on display. The examples planned for France will come with carbon bucket seats, shedding 4 kg each in weight. A minor detail for a car weighing over two tonnes.

Lighter, Faster, and Equally Powerful as an Audi RS 6 Performance

Now let’s delve into the technical side: the GT shares the same technical basis as the Performance model, with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine producing 630 hp and 850 Nm of torque, and capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, which is a tenth less than its sister and three tenths less than the standard RS 6. It reaches 0 to 200 km/h in 11.5 seconds and boasts a top speed of 305 km/h. These improvements come from a weight reduction of 40 kg compared to the standard model and 15 kg compared to the Performance model.
In addition, the RS 6 GT has a specially designed rear differential setting to enhance traction, with the rear axle capable of delivering up to 85% of the power. The suspension features adjustable springs for a 10mm lowering, along with shock absorbers adjustable in compression and rebound. The presence of anti-roll bars stiffened by 30% at the front and 80% at the rear has been noted. For the first time, the suspension incorporates manually adjustable ring nut shock absorbers, similar to the RS 4.
With a price tag of 230,000 euros in France, which is 82,000 euros more than the Performance version, plus a mandatory fine of 60,000 euros. In other words, with additional options, the Audi RS 6 Avant GT can exceed 300,000 euros. While it may seem costly, some may consider it a future collector’s item.

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