This stamp of approval from one of the best Hollywood actresses goes a long way in projecting this supercar to instant stardom. The Paltrow signed Avant will go on auction on the 27th June, 2013. The super sports model makes its official debut in UK this August and will come in at a price of £76,985.
The vehicle will be powered by a twin turbo V8 engine with 560 PS and 700 Nm torque. The new RS6 Avant will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 kmph which can be augmented to 304 kmph as per buyer’s requests.
To be released in the UK, the RS 6 Avant will come in with a long and winding inventory of both luxury and infotainment features. Sitting on 20″ alloy wheels, the vehicle will sport all weather headlights and adjustable RS sports seats. Where music and entertainment in its cabin is concerned the Audi Music Interface with BOSE sound system and DAB digital radio will be in attendance.
GWYNETH PALTROW ATTENDS LAUNCH OF NEW AUDI SUPER AVANT AT AUDI CITY
Gwyneth signs new RS 6 Avantfor Elton John AIDS Foundation auction
- First UK-specific RS 6 Avant receives indelible seal of approval from one of Hollywood’s finest
- Intensely powerful estate will be auctioned at the White Tie and Tiara Ball, with proceeds going entirely to the Elton John AIDS Foundation
- Ferocious new sports model officially debuts in the UK in August, priced at £76,985 OTR
Oscar-winning actor Gwyneth Paltrow descended on Piccadilly in London to attend the launch of the latest Audi – the RS 6 Avant – an estate with supercar performance.
This is the very first new Audi RS 6 Avant to arrive in the UK ahead of general UK customer deliveries in August. Powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine, it is the most potent Audi currently made, with 560PS and 700 Nm of torque, a sprint time to 62 mph of just 3.9 seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 155mph – which can be raised to 189mph upon request.
Gwyneth has many links with Audi through the movies – as Pepper Potts she drove models from the prestige German brand in all three of the Iron Man action series – and America’s leading lady of the moment also drives an Audi both here in London and in Los Angeles.
At Audi City in London today, Gwyneth marked the car’s launch by signing its ‘Lunar Silver’ leather interior and immortalising it as an unrepeatable one-off.
As befits a new model from the brand famous for its ’ Vorsprung durch Technik’ philosophy, the new RS 6 Avant features adaptive air suspension, the legendary quattro four-wheel-drive with Sports differential as well as ‘Cylinder-on-Demand’ technology that can spare fuel by cutting out four of the engine‘s eight cylinders, contributing to impressive 28.8mpg fuel economy potential.
The unique ‘signature’ Audi would command a price of over £88,000 if it was sold by an Audi Centre, but this very special example is destined for bidders rather than buyers. It will be auctioned at the White Tie & Tiara Ball at Elton John and David Furnish’s Windsor home on 27 June, with every penny from the sale of the car going to support the work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Each UK RS 6 Avant model will feature an exhaustive list of standard equipment, including 20-inch alloy wheels, xenon all-weather headlights, electrically adjustable RS super sports seats, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch fingertip recognition technology, the Audi Music Interface (AMI), a BOSE sound system and DAB digital radio.
Especially focused drivers can also choose from numerous performance upgrades for an even more intense experience, ranging from sports suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) through variable ratio dynamic steering to carbon fibre-reinforced ceramic brakes and a bass-enhancing sports exhaust.
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