Audi has revealed the 2024 Audi RS6 GT ahead of a second half 2024 Australian release. Based on the current RS6 Performance but with a number of enhancements to its dynamic and stylistic package, just 20 units of the RS6 GT will be offered in Australia out of a global batch of 660. Australian pricing is yet to be announced, but it’s unlikely to be cheap considering its limited production run and that the RS6 GT is likely to be Audi’s last non-hybrid performance car offering.
According to the company, “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.”
Based on the 2020 RS6 GTO concept car, the 2024 Audi RS6 GT offers the same performance as the RS6 Performance on which it’s based – a 463kW/850Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 engine for a 3.3-second 0-100km/h sprint time – but it’s both the dynamics and the exterior that have been upgraded.
On the outside, Audi has given the RS6 GT a carbon fibre bonnet and front wheel arches with air vents, as well as a new front bumper design with black intakes. There are huge 22-inch alloy wheels, as well as carbon fibre mirror caps, new side skirts, a restyled rear diffuser and a massive rear spoiler. The ‘hero’ car shown in the press photos wears ‘Arkona White’ paint with red, black and grey decals and white wheels but other colours with or without decals are also available, like ‘Nardo Grey’ and ‘Mythos Black’.
Dynamically, the 2024 Audi RS6 GT has received big upgrades in the form of manually adjustable coil-over suspension, which reduces its ride height by 10mm and it also has 30 per cent front/80 per cent rear stiffer anti-roll bars. Customers can choose adaptive dampers or adaptive air suspension if they wish as well.
The RS6 GT’s transmission has also been revised with new shift tuning, while the centre sports differential has been retuned for more of a rear bias with a 60:40 rear to front split and new Continental SportContact 7 tyres are fitted.
Inside the 2024 Audi RS6 GT has also been modified with suede trim seemingly everywhere. There are new RS bucket seats with carbon fibre backing – similar to what’s used in the RS Q3 Sportback 10 Years Edition – with leather and suede trim with red honeycomb stitching, as well as suede trim on the centre console, dashboard and armrests, red seatbelts and a printed build number on the centre console.
Finally, unlike other RS6 models, the 2024 Audi RS6 GT is assembled at Audi’s plant in Neckarsulm, Germany, which is the same production line that the R8 and RS e-tron GT are produced in. According to Audi, the body construction and paint work is complete, each GT is transported to the special plant and a team of just seven employees fits the GT-specific exterior details like the spoiler and suspension.
The 2024 Audi RS6 GT is due locally in the second half of 2024. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.