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‘Sleeper No More’: Limited Edition Audi RS6 Avant GT is the Ultimate Family Hauler

Audi has pioneered the fast estate genre and while SUVs have threatened to barge into sales, the RS6 Avant remains a bona-fide performance icon with a cult-like following. Hence, before electrification inevitably kicks in for the next-gen models for this fast estate, the current-gen RS6 has had a last blast with a racier GT limited edition like its R8 supercar stablemate.

Only 660 units of these wild-looking Audi RS6s will be made for the global market with only a small few allocated to Audi Australia’s top clients on a request basis.

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2024 Audi RS 6 GT | Image: Audi

You’re probably wondering about that striking livery and those distinctive 22-inch white carbon-fibre wheels… they’re a sepia-tinted throwback to Audi’s legendary 90 Quattro IMSA GTO race car from 1989. However, a direct inspiration comes from the project RS6 GTO concept from 2020 when twelve apprentices worked on the project for six months with the support of Audi Design.

If this paint shade and livery seems too shouty for you, more subtle hues of black and grey are also available and you can also customise the decals in terms of colours as well.

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2024 Audi RS 6 GT | Image: Audi

Compared to the already mean-looking RS6 Avant and the RS6 Avant performance version, the GT nameplate adds a gloss black grille and intake which nicely contrasts with the white paint job. Elsewhere, you get a redesigned bonnet made from carbon fibre while the side skirts get inserts and even the exterior mirror covers are in carbon.

At the rear, there’s large “RS6 GT” lettering in black, redesigned tailgate, functional diffuser with a vertically cantered reflector, and a massive double wing inspired by Audi’s motorsport genes. Rather controversially, the RS6 GT lets go of the roof rails and surrenders some practicality for its swoopy silhouette.

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2024 Audi RS 6 GT | Image: Audi

With all this, if you were expecting the GT to be bestowed with even more horsepower than the ‘standard’ RS6 Performance then you would be wrong as it uses the same twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 with a rather ample 621 bhp and 850Nm of torque. Quattro all-wheel drive provides leech-like grip helping this family hauler sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds (although we’ve heard it could get into the 2s). Of course, the top-speed is also a supercar bothering 305 km/h.

Overall, this is a fitting last hurrah for the current RS6 Avant since it injects even more visual muscle into an already-loved design. With its potential collector car status, expect prices to sit well beyond the $300,000 mark when a few examples trickle into our market.

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2024 Audi RS 6 GT | Image: Audi

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Somnath Chatterjee

Somnath Chatterjee is an experience car journalist and automotive expert. His supercar reviews, interviews and industry features have appeared in global publications such as Upscale living, Robb Report and Yahoo Lifestyle Asia. Somnath specialises in luxury and lifestyle-oriented features with a focus on automobiles, aviation and luxury. He also holds a Post Graduate in International Business from the University of Dehli.