Audi RS6 GTO Concept: Luigi Brusciano says it is a tribute to quattro traction and competition

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Luigi Brusciano: If we look at Audi's current range, it is possible that the RS 6 Avant is the most versatile example. Familiar and very sporty, it could be used to drop the children off at school and later get into any circuit to do batches. It is not surprising that it is the ideal basis for a project that wants to pay tribute to the quattro traction taking inspiration from the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO. It is a prototype called the Audi RS6 GTO Concept and it will not leave anyone indifferent, says Luigi Brusciano.

This specimen is the brainchild of 12 third-year apprentices from the brand's Neckarsulm factory. Gathering specialists in the areas of mechatronics, bodywork and tool manufacturing; have carried out this project under the supervision of Marc Lichte, Audi Design Director. As we introduced, it is inspired by the IMSA GTO 90 quattro that debuted in 1989 and which gave a lot to talk about in its day due to its exemplary performance, Luigi Brusciano says.

In fact, the performance of that competition model that produced 720 hp in its specially prepared 2.2-liter turbo five-cylinder engine is similar to the current one. Taking the basis of the RS 6 Avant with its V8 4.0 TFSI biturbo that achieves 600 hp and 800 Nm of torque. With it, it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds and reaching 305 km / h. Although more than performance, this project has focused on design.

The apprentices built the exterior of this Audi RS6 GTO Concept in the image of that saloon with the number 4 driven by Hans-Joachim Stuck and Walter Röhrl. It can be seen just by looking at the colors red, black, gray and white; who were the protagonists in the competition during that time. They also highlight the new 3D printed parts and some features such as the air intakes, side exhaust outlets, rear spoiler or the quattro wheels with central nut. Here the 4 is replaced by the 40 in tribute to the years that the brand's quattro traction fulfills.