The folks over at South African firm "Race!" (based in Midrand) have completed their latest creation, a carbon-fibre DarwinPro wide-body Audi RS6 inspired by the automotive tastes of professional skier, Jon Olsson. The local firm used a Nardo Grey 2017 RS6 as the starting point and kicked off the transformation by adding the decidedly extrovert DTM-style aero kit.
The body kit includes an extended front splitter (similar to that seen on some hill-climb racers), a set of wide front fenders, chunky side-skirts, flared rear wheel arches, a hefty rear diffuser and dual rear spoilers (one fitted to the top of the boot lid and the other sited just below the rear window).
The vehicle's aero kit also features a set of exposed carbon-fibre canards on the nose, above the side-skirts and wheel arches.
Other exterior revisions include an upgraded H&R suspension setup, an Armytrix exhaust system and an AWE Tuning airbox and air intake. A carbon-fibre bonnet has been fashioned with a perspex cut-out to make the twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 visible to the outside world. Custom wheel manufacturer, ADV.1, says that the matte-and-gloss black ADV7R 21-inch wheels come from its track-spec flagship catalogue, and were machined 21x11-inch front and rear for this specific build.
In its basic state of tune, the RS6 is good for 412 kW and 700 N.m, with a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3,9 seconds. There is, however, no mention of this specific vehicle's performance figures...
Having started with CAR days after graduating, Damian considers himself one of the luckiest interns in SA. With an insatiable passion for all things motoring, he lives for those dawn photoshoots and you’ll often find him in the CAR garage scrutinising the latest test vehicles.