Think its $109,000 base price is a lot? Just wait.
It may have taken some time (ok, years), but Audi is finally giving many anxious customers the car they've desired. The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant, a nearly 600-horsepower station wagon that'll put many supercars to shame, has not only arrived in the US but is also now on sale. Powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing precisely 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, this all-wheel-drive machine, not surprisingly, isn't exactly cheap. Audi is kindly asking customers to fork over at least $109,000 for the privilege of owning one. Tacking on options can even bring that price to nearly $140,000.
But now it appears one RS6 Avant owner is hoping to make a quick return on his investment. Folks, we appear to have our first RS6 Avant flipper.
A recent posting on Autotrader reveals a new RS6 Avant with just 335 miles on its clock up for sale with an asking price of - wait for it - $207,000. The seller claims the wagon "has everything that was available" meaning it is fully optioned, although a quick run through the configurator prices this spec at around $134,790 with a few options left off like the 'comfort seats'. Even so, if someone does pay the asking price this guy will be getting nearly double what he originally paid. Even the limited to just 25 examples Avant Tribute Edition carries a starting price of $136,800.
It's also important to mention the RS6 Avant does not have a limited build count; Audi has gone on record saying it'll build as many as necessary to satisfy demand.
Anyone who wants one can get one, but they might have to wait for an unspecified period of time until their order arrives stateside. Fair enough. But really, $207k!? Clearly, this seller is hoping to take advantage of some desperate RS6 Avant shopper who can't wait any longer. Patience has its virtues, not to mention the possibility of saving around six figures in this case.
While we've seen plenty of dealership markups over the years, it's equally annoying, if not more so, when we see fellow driving enthusiasts also attempting to take advantage of people.