In 40 years of quattro, we’ve seen some fantastic production cars and some otherworldly concept cars…this is one of them. This is the Audi RS 6 GTO Concept. It was created with ideas from the apprentices at Audi Neckarsulm and designed by Marc Litche and his team. As the name suggests, it is inspired by the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO that ruled the American IMSA GTO racing series.
From the livery to the white wheel covers, the RS6 GTO stays true to its forbearer and boasts a side exhaust in the same vein as the 700-horsepower AWD race car did in 1989. Even the interior has been modified, with a full roll cage replacing the rear bench while the body-hugging front seats have a carbon fiber shell and a racing harness.
It’s unclear at this point whether the car exists in real life because these images look more like renderings. We’re hoping Audi is making a one-off to show how an already hugely desirable super wagon can be turned into something even more exciting.
After the 2018 E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo inspired by the same race car developed for the IMSA Camel GT Championship, a new modern tribute is born. This time around, it’s been envisioned by the company’s apprentices in Neckarsulm under the guidance of March Lichte, Audi’s design boss. The project is part of the 40 years of Quattro celebrations, which also include an absurdly expensive TT RS 40 Years of Quattro special edition.
The 40 number on the side is not just to acknowledge 40 Years of quattro but is a throwback nod to the number 4 that was on the side of Hans Stuck and Walter Rohrl’s Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO. Hats off to the apprentices at Audi Neckarsulm.