Twenty years ago, Audi and Porsche joined forces for the RS2 Avant, the first RS model, with assembly occurring at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
In total 2,908 units were produced. Exterior highlights included new bumpers, black grille, exterior mirrors from Porsche, new alloys and exhaust tips. Under the bonnet was a turbocharged 2.2-litre five-cylinder producing 315bhp, making it just as fast as the 911 at the time. 0-62mph came in 5.4 seconds and the top speed was 162mph.
The RS2 optionally left the assembly line with an exclusive Nogaro blue paint finish, and now Audi is paying tribute to the hot RS2 wagon by releasing a special edition of its modern-day counterpart, the RS4 Avant.
The special edition is called the RS4 Nogaro selection, featuring Nogaro Blue paint, similar to the RS2’s blue paint finish.
Other exterior updates compared to the standard RS4 include gloss black treatment of the twin oval exhaust, window frames, and grille surround. The roof rails are matte black and all this rides on 20-inch wheels in a V-spoke pattern.
Inside similar black and blue theme continues with optional Nogaro Blue Alcantara suede accents on the door panels and seat inners, with Valcona leather standard on the seat outers. The steering wheel features Nogaro Blue contrast stitching and is wrapped in black leather.
Under the bonnet is the familiar 444bhp 4.4-litre V8, good for a 0-62mph sprint in 4.7 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 174mph.
In Germany the RS4 Avant Nogaro selection is priced from 87,300 euros. The special edition will also make its debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. There is currently no word will the special edition also be offered in UK.