Spy Shots: Audi RS6 GT Wagon Ready for 2024

Prove Wagon Haters Wrong with this Spy Video
2025 Audi RS6 GT Facelift Prototype V8 600+ hp Spied Testing At The Nürburgring

Audi has vowed to launch only electric vehicles from 2026, but there’s still time for one more scorching ICE model. The RS6 has already been given the Performance treatment, but it looks like an even spicier derivative is currently being tested at the Nürburgring. A spy video offers us four and a half minutes of footage with the super wagon, which could be given the “GT” moniker as per various reports. It is possible that the more powerful version could be released alongside a facelift of the standard RS6.

It would be quite attractive to imagine that things have stayed the same; however, if one takes a closer look, it is possible to see certain alterations. The front has experienced a remodeling of its air outlets presented in a new bumper, together with the flared wheel fenders comprising vertical vents. Moving toward the backside, a spoiler inspired by the iconic 2020 RS6 GTO notion has been fitted. Also, Audi has appeared to restructure the bumper, as it now consists of even more extended lateral reflectors seeming to arrange a wider vehicle.

The huge wheels with a “Y” spoke pattern are clearly taken from the RS6 Performance. Despite this prototype spotted at the Nordschleife having a full roll cage, it is likely that the production model will not. We don’t anticipate any major changes to the interior, since removing the rear seats to save weight wouldn’t be practical for a wagon. That said, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sedan did offer a rear seat deletion option when the Track Pack was chosen.

The enthralling racket coming from the twin-turbo V8, a 4.0-liter engine already providing an abundant 621 horsepower and 625 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters) of torque in the RS6 Performance can be heard. There’s no word on how much potency will be included in the yet-to-be-confirmed RS6 GT, but it is thought to be slightly more than now.

Audi Sport boss Sebastian Grams has already hinted that a “more extreme” and “even stronger” RS6 could be in the works. He went on to say it’ll have “even more performance, even sharper” capabilities before mentioning a new RS model would be released at some point in 2024. It’s not clear whether he was referencing the RS6 wagon or the more powerful RS3 Sportback/Sedan which is also anticipated to have an enhanced inline-five engine.

It appears increasingly evident that the RS6 Performance GT and fiery RS3 will be steeply-priced, scarce special editions. All things considered, it seems likely these models may be amongst Audi’s last sporting ICE rides to display the hallmark Four Rings given their move towards all-electric from 2026. This commencement of the final stages for petrol-engine performance vehicles has previously been declared with the termination of the TT RS and R8 lines.

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