the year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the first Audi Avant RS2, the ride that kicked start Audi’s RS line, and the German automaker has a special limited edition tourer, dubbed the Audi RS4 Avant Nogaro,paying homage to the modern classic. based on the current RS4, this special edition tourer features a customized Nogaro blue paint job with pearl effect finish, and sports a Singleframe grille in high-gloss black. the high-gloss black treatment also extends to the frame, as well as the window slot trims and the pair of oval exhaust tips. under the bonnet is the same naturally-aspirated, high-revving 4.2-liter V8 (aka 4.2 FSI), delivering 450 horses (331 kW) and 317.15 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque.

this brute power is send to the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive via a seven-speed S-tronic that offers you with a choice of fast automatic dual-clutch transmission or manual shift, using gear selector lever or the paddle shifter. it might be a tourer, but it is not a tame one; the Audi RS4 Avant Nogaro makes the century sprint (i.e. 0-62 mph, or 0-100 km/h) in mere 4.7 seconds and is capable of reaching a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h). the vehicle rides on huge gloss-turned finish 20-inch 5-V-spoke alloy rolling stocks, wrapped in 265/30 series rubbers, while contrasting gleam red-painted brake calipers with RS emblems stay steadfastly, ready to grab the ventilated and perforated aluminum brake disc at your command. if aluminum ain’t your cuppa, Audi is ready to offer you carbon fiber ceramic discs upon request, at extra cost, naturally.

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the interior is predominantly black and is fitted with duo material-trimmed, electrically adjustable S sport seats with integrated head restraints. you will also find carbon inlays, accented with blue threads, along with generous dosage of black leather with blue stitching across the interior. the Audi RS4 Avant Nogaro is set to roll into the showroom in early 2014 as a limited special edition with a sticker starting at 87,300 euros (about US$120,000). speaking of availability, we are not sure if this special ride will reach out to other countries, or not.

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