Audi has just unveiled the RS4 Avant Nogaro Selection, a vehicle that celebrates the first RS model, the Avant RS2. Set to make its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next month, the new RS4 Avant Nogaro Selection comes with a customized Nogaro blue, pearl effect paint finish, reminiscent of the RS2.
Moreover, the vehicle comes with a frame and use of the Singleframe grille, as well as the window slot trims painted high-gloss black, while the roof rails are painted in matt black. At the rear, we find the RS sport exhaust system, which terminates in two oval, high-gloss black tailpipe trims.
As expected, the Audi RS4 Nogaro Selection comes with plenty of standard equipment such as Audi drive select dynamic driving system and Audi MMI navigation. As an option, Audi offers the Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) or the dynamic steering.
The vehicle rides on gloss turned finish 20-inch wheels in 5-V-spoke design and features red-painted brake calipers bearing RS emblems. As an option, carbon-fiber-ceramic discs can be installed on the front axle.
For those who don’t remember the 1994 Audi RS2, we will tell you that this was the first high-performance model from the brand to combine full everyday suitability with a dynamic character. The model was developed with Porsche’s help and was powered by a 2.2-liter five-cylinder engine that delivered an impressive 315 hp (232 kW) and 410 Nm (302.40 lb-ft) of torque, with the limiter only taking effect at 7,200 rpm.
Using a six-speed manual transmission, the RS2 accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.4 seconds and reached a top speed of 262 km/h (162.80 mph). The RS2 optionally left the assembly line with an exclusive Nogaro blue paint finish, recalling the two victories achieved by Frank Biela on the Nogaro circuit in the French Touring Car Championship of 1993. [source: Audi]