Recently, Audi has unveiled the all-new RS6 Avant which packs 600 hp and all-wheel drive to excite all fans of performance station wagons. It’s not the first time the German carmaker produces an RS-badged estate, although the RS6 Avant is the first model to enter America.
Now the company wants to rejoice at its arrival with a bit promo for the first-gen model, which is pretty sure made to look as if it was aired back when the car was newly launched two and a half decades ago.
The car we’re talking about is the RS2 Avant that was first introduced in 1994. It’s built based on the Audi 80 wagon and was a result of the partnership between Audi and Porsche, which also produced the latter’s 944 and 924 and started an extensive and rejoiced range of performance-oriented AWD wagons the company still makes in the present day.
The RS2 Avant is powered by the automaker’s 2.2-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine that is capable of punching out 311 hp and 302 lb-ft of torque. The output is transferred to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox. That is almost as powerful as the Porsche 911 of its time, but it can accommodate five occupants and their belongings.
It was sad enough to know the fact that the RS2 wasn’t available in America, although tens of years later – today, Ingolstadt tends to indicate that the machine is qualified to import to the US as a classic model. The video, complete with Easter Eggs, impels that point home intensely.
Audi has made it to appear as if the clip was aired in the 1990s, by combining old footage which didn’t make it into the air and new one filmed on old gear. The video features the legendary racing driver Hans-Joachim Stuck, who is also the Motorsport Representative for the Volkswagen Group.