Audi Might Be Considering RS6 Allroad for China: Report

The strangest performance car you can never buy

Finally, for the many, many mountain-dwelling, wagon-loving people who live near a racetrack, Audi just might have the perfect car. A new report from Autobild claims a rugged, lifted variant of the Audi RS6 Avant is on the horizon, arriving with a shiny "Allroad" badge on the rear hatch.

According to the report, this uber-wagon should arrive sometime in 2017. Like the regular RS6 Avant, the RS6 Allroad would likely pack a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, good for a monumental 553 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

If this sounds like the perfect backroad bomber for your Colorado mountain home, we've got some somber news. First, the regular Audi A6 Avant is a no-show on our shores, so you can forget about a weirder, more expensive, and less-popular variant making its way over here. In addition, if Autobild is to be believed, not even the home team Germans are going to get a crack at this autobahn offroader.

Only buyers in China will get their hands on the RS6 Allroad. Apparently, the strange, strange Chinese market adores high-horsepower off-road vehicles, so this would be a perfect fit. It wouldn't cost much either, as the parts required for an Allroad conversion all come from other vehicles, and there really aren't that many differences between the regular Avant and the lifted oddity. Essentially, the Allroad would carry special plastic body cladding, fender liners, higher heavy-duty suspension, underbody protection, and slight tuning adjustments to the all-wheel-drive system.

Look for the Audi RS6 Allroad to arrive at your local Audi dealer never.

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