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This Audi RS2 Avant needs a home, but…

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Unfortunately, that home can’t be my garage. A friend showed me this killer Audi RS2 Avant the other day, and to make a long story short: I want it, and so do you.

The ad, seen at this link¬†goes into great detail regarding the history of the car. According to the seller, the 2.2 liter 5 cylinder engine makes 370 horsepower. That’s impressive in and of itself, but it’s also mated to a manual trans. Basically, this Audi RS2 Avant is the coolest wagon ever.

Audi RS2 engine bay photograph

That’s a whole lot of power hiding under the hood… er – bonnet.

The RS initials stand for “Renn Sport” which literally translates from German into “racing sport.” Even today, high performance Audi models carry the RS designation, but this is the car (wagon) that started it all. The Audi RS2 Avant (which is Audi-speak for “wagon”) was a joint venture between Audi and Porsche, which explains the wheels this particular wagon is wearing.

In fact, the Audi RS2 Avant was built at the same factory that was used to build the famous Porsche 959.

It's just like a 959...

It’s just like a 959…

....but this one can hold groceries....

….but this one can hold groceries….

...but sadly, even Bill Gates and his cronies can't force Congress to pass a law making this thing legal to own here in the states.

…but sadly, even Bill Gates and his cronies can’t force Congress to pass a law making this thing legal to own here in the states.

This particular Audi RS2 Avant has been modified, but even in stock form, these wagons were quick, completing the sprint from 0-60 miles per hour in just 4.8 seconds. They were never imported to the US, but they were seen across Europe, and some made it to other countries like Hong Kong, South Africa, Brazil, or in this car’s case, New Zealand. The ad claims that this is 1 of 12 RS2 Avants sent to NZ.

Audi RS2 Avant interior

New Zealand and then the UK means that this RS2 has the steering wheel on the right… or wrong… side. WHY CAN’T WE HAVE NICE THINGS, AMERICA?!

The seller claims that this example has been tuned to “Stage one,” giving it the 370 horsepower quoted above, and that suspension modifications were also done, as well as an exhaust from Milltek. That’s all fine and good, but my favorite custom work on this car is the real carbon fiber trim pieces. Reportedly done by the previous owner, the door sills, radiator shroud, and rear splitter on this Audi RS2 Avant are all formed from the expensive material, and they look fantastic.

audi-rs2-rs2-4x4-S907406-12The seller seems to be quite knowledgeable about the Audi RS2 Avant and knows its significance and rarity. While you’re not likely to steal this car out from under him, the car does reportedly come with comprehensive service records that detail what has happened over its 128,000 miles of literal globetrotting.

Audi RS2 Avant interior - seats

At least the seats don’t look like they’ve traveled that far.

What do you think? Would you buy it if you could? I sure would! Only 12 more long years until this Audi RS2 Avant is eligible….




Ray Saez, Jr.

Ray is a lifelong auto enthusiast. His father worked on the dealership side of the industry for many years, and his passion for fast, fun, and unique cars has been passed on. Particularly fond of American cars and trucks, Ray is an avid General Motors fan. When not writing, he can be found with his dogs, or at a local car show.

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