The Gumball 3000 is currently underway, and no matter how you feel about rich playboys speeding their way across countries in supercars, the rally is always a sight behold. Apart from when the Gumball 3000 is in town, it’s fairly rare to see a wide array of downright insane cars and supercars on the road, and you’ll almost never see something as wild as Jon Olsson’s DTM-inspired RS6 Avant.
In case you missed our coverage on Olsson’s ride of choice for this year’s Gumball 3000, allow us to fill you in. The car started out life as a standard RS6 Avant, but was quickly given a DTM-inspired custom treatment with help from former Koenigsegg engineer Leif Tufvesson. In addition to the quite obvious exterior enhancements applied, the super wagon was also boosted to around 950 horsepower with Stertman Motorsport’s Stage 3 kit.
It all sounds pretty cool, but Olsson has gotten over the creation pretty quickly. He only used the Audi for the European leg of this year’s Gumball 3000, switching to a custom 1967 Chevrolet Camaro for journey to Las Vegas. According to Autoevolution, the RS6 will be sold off in order to fund his new project for next year’s Gumball 3000. It must be tough being a pro skier.
Olsson has yet to announce his desired price for the RS6, but he did say his next car must have more power than near-1000 horsepower Audi,
“There is no price on the Audi yet, but I have some new ideas and anything that I would trade it with has to be more extreme. My next car needs more power, to be louder and be more racy,” the Swede told AE.