Audi Quattro, one of the most important names in the rally world, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. During these celebrations, the Audi RS6 GTO Concept drew attention.
Some vehicles have a special place in the automotive world. The Audi Quattro is one of these cars and occupies a highly respected place, especially in the rally world. The road of the steering wheel on this model has been 40 years since he first saw it.
The celebration of this important anniversary of Audi racing cars with four-wheel drive continues. The company introduced the new RS6 concept car prepared for this purpose. The car is stunning in every sense of the word.
Synthesis of the old and the new
The basis of the new concept car is the standard RS6. It is necessary to know that the standard version of this vehicle is a monster with 591 hp. The overall design of the concept car is reminiscent of the original Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO race car.
According to Audi’s statement, the apprentices from the Neckarslum factory took over the development of the vehicle. Although the car manufacturer has not explained the technical characteristics of the vehicle, the image of the vehicle already contains enough material to talk about.
The vehicle’s paintwork shows that the classic colors and patterns are generally adopted in a modern way. One-piece white wheel covers refer directly to the design used in Group B rallies. Striking are also red-colored center caps and the Quattro logo.
Also here the gigantic grill?
If we look at the front of the vehicle, we see a bigger and wider grille. There are also GTO logos, hood air intakes and red details on the front. At the rear is a wide exhaust, also inspired by IMSA. Such a large exhaust makes us think that the changes to the vehicle are not limited to visuals.
The 90 Quattro IMSA GTO performed very close to the current standard RS6, speeding from 0 to 100 in just 3.1 seconds. If we see similar improvements to that vehicle in this concept, we could be faced with a real speed monster.
Inside the vehicle, details such as the six-point seat belt, safety cage and racing seat stand out. Although the side windows have been thrown and replaced by safety nets, it is noticeable that the front console is not touched. The vehicle is not expected to go on sale or into series production.