The car that started it all for the Audi RS performance brand and which was a joint venture between Audi and Porsche met its youngest offspring, an 2019 RS4 Avant, on an airfield for a photo shoot.
Neither of them is stock, with the 25-year old RS2’s 2.2-liter turbo five-cylinder featuring a modified turbocharger, an adjustable camshaft and a stainless steel exhaust system. The result is a boost in power, from 315 PS (311 hp / 232 kW) to 360 PS (355 hp / 265 kW).
“The journey began in 1994, with the Audi RS2, which was built in cooperation with Porsche”, said CEO Hans-Jurgen Abt. “It was one of the first station wagons that could hold its own against proper sports cars, and was a cruicial factor for the success of this vehicle type at Audi.”
With the tuner’s own engine control unit and a few other upgrades, the 2019 Audi RS4 Avant has an extra 80 PS (79 hp / 59 kW) and 90 Nm (66 lb-ft) of torque. Total output is raised to 530 PS (523 hp / 390 kW) and 690 Nm (509 lb-ft) of torque.
Contributing to the special character of the super estate are the height-adjustable springs and sport anti rollbar. The car sits on a set of 20-inch wheels with a glossy black look and gets new grille frame, front lip add-on, side blades, rear skirt add-on and spoiler, as well as a few updates inside, such as the integrated entrance lights, shift knob cover and start-stop-switch-cap.
Which one would you have for a weekend?