Chevy would be proud.
Audi is one of the few remaining brands that still manufacture high-performance station wagons, and for that, we are eternally grateful. The Audi RS6 Avant is the most powerful, and frankly most badass wagon the German company has ever built, and the world can't seem to get enough of them, with Audi's RS models showing a 16 percent increase in sales last year.
The RS6 is much loved by the motoring scene: we've seen crazy 1,000 horsepower builds, and Audi's British arm has even launched a limited RS2 Tribute Edition, but nothing comes close to this crazy Family Truckster tribute from the cult classic movie National Lampoon's Vacation.
American movie cars are a genre on their own, and just as much we love famous rides such as the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit, we adore more obscure creatures such as the 1979 Ford LTD Country Squire station wagon in National Lampoon's Vacation with its wild wood-paneled exterior styling. Enter the Lampoon tribute RS6.
In the above video we get to see this amazing tribute in a few pictures. The owner nailed the look of this Audi and perfectly recreated the outlandish wood paneling to a tee. Even the hood gets a set of wood stripes. The trademark crown emblem featured on the Country Squire station wagon also makes an appearance, and the roof features a set of wooden rails.
Thankfully the owner of this car decided to retain the factory wheels instead of going with the basic steel wheels of the original movie car, and the interior also seems to be in stock condition. One thing we know for sure is that this tribute car is significantly quicker than the original thanks to a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine producing 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. "Rusty Griswold: Dad this is not the car you ordered. Clark Griswold: Take it easy Rusty... Ed this is not the car I ordered."