The former F1 champ had it upgraded to produce 670 horsepower.
Formula One pilots drive for a living on an ongoing basis some of the fastest four-wheeled vehicles ever devised. So we're always intrigued to see what they choose to drive when they're not working – and even more so when those cars they drive, on rare occasions, come up for sale. And that's exactly what we have here.
This 2014 Audi RS6 Avant once belonged to not just any F1 driver, but former world champion Kimi Raikkonen – a racer who's proven his abilities not only in grands prix but in rallying and NASCAR as well.
It's a white wagon, as you can see, with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that typically developed 553 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, or 597 hp and 553 lb-ft in RS6 Avant Performance spec. But Raikkonen's was apparently upgraded to produce 670 hp and 664 b-ft, channeled to all four wheels through its eight-speed automatic transmission. That's even more than the new, fourth-generation RS6 Avant, just revealed a couple of months ago with 591 hp and 590 lb-ft, making this one very tempting power wagon indeed – with or without the added star power to sweeten the deal.
Kimi's RS6 is currently listed for sale in his native Finland for $125,000 – a princely sum considering it has over 40,000 miles on the clock and three owners to date on its pink slip, of which Raikkonen was ostensibly the first.
For what it's worth, US pricing on the new RS6 has yet to be announced, the asking price on this one would be enough to buy a new RS7 Sportback, almost enough for a new R8 supercar, or an RS5 (coupe or Sportback) with nearly enough left over for a TT RS.