Sure it's silly, but who cares?
We can't thank Audi enough for the new RS6 Avant. Audi is bringing its most hardcore Avant model stateside for the first time ever, despite the fact that Americans hate buying wagons. Raising a car a few inches and calling it an SUV will make Americans go gaga but for some reason, incredible wagons like the RS6 have mostly been sales poison.
Audi clearly only expects to sell the car in low volume, but what if it offered other variants? We've already seen rendering artist X-Tomi Design imagine what an RS6 sedan would look like but now we have a more farfetched idea - an RS6 pickup truck.
X-Tomi has taken the RS6's generous wheelbase and cut off the rear doors, allowing plenty of space for a pickup bed. This is the same style seen on Australian utes like the Ford Falcon and Holden Maloo, which were never offered in the US. BMW even had a bit of fun building an M3 ute but never intended to put such a vehicle into production. We always thought a car-based ute would be an interesting vehicle for people who want the practicality of a truck but without the cumbersome size and overbearing ride height. Sadly, Australia's motoring industry has ended and these utes are no longer in production.
As much as we'd love to see a 5920horsepower truck from Audi, we know the company has already taken a big enough gamble bringing a wagon to the US, let alone a car-based truck. But aside from the awkward rear window in the rendering, the RS6 looks quite handsome as a pickup truck. Audi chose to introduce the RS6 with a matte grey paint job but we've already seen how aggressive the car can look when painted red. The bright shade of green X-Tomi uses in the rendering looks even bolder and we think someone needs to order it as a custom color for their RS6 Avant.