The New Audi RS 6 Avant GT in NZ

There’s a new GT in town: meet the Audi RS 6 Avant GT. Crafted for the select few, New Zealand is set to receive 13 of the 660 models available worldwide. Each model flaunts individual numbering and GT-specific elements meticulously assembled by hand, with unattached exclusivity in every detail and carefully considered element. That’s not to say performance has been an afterthought – quite the contrary. This is an Audi, and a GT Audi after all. The pinnacle of performance, the Audi RS 6 Avant GT boasts 436 kW power, 850 Nm torque, and a white-knuckle inducing 0 – 100 km/h speed of 3.3 seconds. This is the holy grail of performance wagons.

She’s a looker, too, evoking a sense of nostalgia thanks to heritage decals inspired by the legendary Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO 1989 racing car. The bespoke livery and one-of-a-kind paint finishes not only guarantee exclusivity but also hint at the vehicle’s outstanding GT performance.

Audi RS 6 Avant GT – what do I need to know?

  • Register your interest with Archibalds Audi to receive the latest updates on the Audi RS 6 Avant GT.
  • NZ will receive 13 of 660 units worldwide, with delivery expected at the end of 2024. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.
  • Seven of Audi’s most experienced product specialists carry out the final assembly. All GT-specific features are fitted by hand.
  • Carbon fibre hood and fenders as well as 22-inch wheels in a distinctive design create an unparalleled appearance.

Read the full press from Audi New Zealand release below.

Audi RS 6 Avant GT

Inspired by the legendary Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO

The idea of the Audi RS 6 Avant GT goes back to the apprentice project RS 6 GTO concept from 2020. Twelve apprentices learning to work as bodywork and vehicle construction mechanics, automotive mechanics, automotive painters, and tooling mechanics worked on the project for six months with the support of Audi Design. They took most of their inspiration from the legendary Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO race car from 1989. The result shows the range of ways in which young talents can contribute to the company even during their apprenticeship.

“The RS 6 has always been the pinnacle of our RS offering, and we know Kiwis love it. Almost 25% of our overall volume is made up of RS models, and with New Zealand set to receive only 13 of these limited editions we expect there won’t be enough to meet demand. This vehicle also comes with a level of detail both in its performance and design which is rarely seen in the premium market. It won’t be until we see it here in New Zealand that we can truly appreciate what has gone into producing this super exclusive model.” – Greg Leet, Audi New Zealand General Manager

Audi's apprentices that worked on the RS 6 Avant GT
Audi RS 6 Avant GT and Audi quattro 90 IMSA GTO
  • Audi RS 6 Avant GT dashboard, steering wheel, interior

When a model reaches its maximum: RS 6 Avant GT performance

Based on Audi’s most powerful and fastest RS 6 to date, the RS 6 Avant performance, the RS 6 Avant GT will have a power output of 463 kW and a maximum torque figure of 850 Nm. Sprinting from 0 to 100 in 3.3 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than the baseline RS 6 Avant. The standard top speed is 305 km/h, negative acceleration is handled by the standard RS ceramic brake system.

To further distinguish the special edition from other RS models, the quattro sport differential on the rear axle has been specially tuned for the RS 6 Avant GT. The new parameters focus on greater agility and rear bias in “dynamic” driving mode. Customers benefit from sporty, neutral, and highly precise handling. For the first time, and only for the RS 6 Avant GT, adjustable coilover suspension comes as standard. It lowers the ride height by ten millimetres and offers a perfect combination of dynamics and comfort. A higher spring rate, triple-adjustable dampers, and stiffer stabilizers (30 percent stiffer at the front and 80 percent at the rear) ensure less body roll, which once again significantly increases the fun factor. The necessary tools and instructions for making individual adjustments are also on board.

Audi RS 6 Avant GT

Manufacturing of the highest grade

One thing that is different about the new RS 6 Avant GT is that it is not entirely assembled on the production line in Neckarsulm. After the body construction works and painting shop, the 660 models go to Böllinger Höfe, where the Audi R8, Audi e-tron GT quattro and RS e-tron GT are built in small-series production. This highly flexible facility is unique within the Group and thus offers the best conditions for finishing. Final assembly is carried out by seven of Audi’s most experienced production specialists at three assembly stations set up especially for this exclusive special edition. Each individual vehicle spends a whole day there. All GT-specific features are fitted by hand to each of the 660 models produced worldwide. This includes the hood, the fenders, the rocker panels, the double wing, the front and rear aprons, and the adjustable coilover suspension.

Production at Böllinger Höfe is net carbon neutral. To achieve this, Audi uses green electricity and heat from renewable sources – an important milestone both for the brand and the Neckarsulm site. CO2 emissions Audi cannot yet avoid by means of renewable energy sources offset using carbon credits from certified environmental projects. The company is thus making a significant contribution to Mission:Zero – the premium manufacturer’s environmental program for fully sustainable production.

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Final pricing and specifications will be released closer to the New Zealand launch, which is planned for the latter half of 2024. Register your interest for the latest updates.

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