This is one way to stand out at a supercar rally.
When you think of iconic car movies, chances are you probably won’t immediately think of the 1994 cross-country comedy Dumb and Dumber starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Gearheads will remember the red Lamborghini Diablo that the pair purchase, but the most memorable vehicle featured in the film is a modified 1984 Ford Econoline covered in fake fur to look like a shaggy dog, which the duo use to travel across America.
One fan decided to pay tribute to the comedy film by dressing up their Audi RS6 Avant like the Shaggin Wagon, and it’s right up there with the Mustang Tron-tribute we recently featured. Filmed at the StreetGasm 2000 Supercar rally from Amsterdam to Valencia, you have to commend the attention to detail on display here.
Like the movie van, the Audi RS6 Avant has been wrapped in fake fur, a floppy tongue hangs from the grille, and whisker spots are crudely dotted below the headlights. For added authenticity, the logo for Harry’s Mutt Cutts dog grooming service has been added onto the side, and it even has removable ears and legs held by velcro that cover the rear wheels when the car is stationary. Unsurprisingly, the fur-covered sport wagon attracted a lot of attention from crowds who duly ignored the prominent “do not touch” sign on display and couldn’t resist stroking its fluffy coat. It may look like a friendly puppy, but looks can be deceiving.
Get too close, and the Akrapovic exhaust will bark angrily at you. Beneath all that fake fur, the RS6 Avant Performance packs a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 good for 597 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, allowing the sports wagon to reach 62 mph in 3.7 seconds.