Audi RS 6 and Gwyneth Paltrow a very sexy pair
An Audi RS 6 signed by Gwyneth Paltrow is to be sold at a charity auction in the UK.
What would you pay to own the first Audi RS 6 wagon in the UK, two months ahead of the everyone else in the que?
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Well if you are in the UK at the end of this month and your are attending the White Tie and Tiara Ball, which raises funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), then you have the opportunity to bid on this unique car.
The Audi RS 6 Avant is one of the sexiest cars made by Audi right now and what better way but to team up with the sexy Gwyneth Paltrow who was recently named 2013’s ‘Most Beautiful’ by People Magazine.
The RS 6 normally retails for £76,985 ($127,000 AUD), this signature edition would sell for £88,000 ($145,000 AUD) in a Audi dealership, so it will be interesting to see what it goes for at the auction.
Full press release is below
GWYNETH PALTROW ATTENDS LAUNCH OF NEW AUDI SUPER AVANT AT AUDI CITY
Gwyneth signs new RS 6 Avant for Elton John AIDS Foundation auction
• First UK-specific RS 6 Avant receives indelible seal of approval from one of Hollywood’s finest
• Intensely powerful estate will be auctioned at the White Tie and Tiara Ball, with proceeds going entirely to the Elton John AIDS Foundation
• Ferocious new sports model officially debuts in the UK in August, priced at £76,985 OTR
Oscar-winning actor Gwyneth Paltrow descended on Piccadilly in London to attend the launch of the latest Audi – the RS 6 Avant – an estate with supercar performance.
This is the very first new Audi RS 6 Avant to arrive in the UK ahead of general UK customer deliveries in August. Powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine, it is the most potent Audi currently made, with 560PS and 700 Nm of torque, a sprint time to 62 mph of just 3.9 seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 155mph – which can be raised to 189mph upon request.
Gwyneth has many links with Audi through the movies – as Pepper Potts she drove models from the prestige German brand in all three of the Iron Man action series – and America’s leading lady of the moment also drives an Audi both here in London and in Los Angeles.
At Audi City in London today, Gwyneth marked the car’s launch by signing its ‘Lunar Silver’ leather interior and immortalising it as an unrepeatable one-off.
As befits a new model from the brand famous for its ’ Vorsprung durch Technik’ philosophy, the new RS 6 Avant features adaptive air suspension, the legendary quattro four-wheel-drive with Sports differential as well as ‘Cylinder-on-Demand’ technology that can spare fuel by cutting out four of the engine‘s eight cylinders, contributing to impressive 28.8mpg fuel economy potential.
The unique ‘signature’ Audi would command a price of over £88,000 if it was sold by an Audi Centre, but this very special example is destined for bidders rather than buyers. It will be auctioned at the White Tie & Tiara Ball at Elton John and David Furnish’s Windsor home on 27 June, with every penny from the sale of the car going to support the work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Each UK RS 6 Avant model will feature an exhaustive list of standard equipment, including 20-inch alloy wheels, xenon all-weather headlights, electrically adjustable RS super sports seats, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch fingertip recognition technology, the Audi Music Interface (AMI), a BOSE sound system and DAB digital radio.
Especially focused drivers can also choose from numerous performance upgrades for an even more intense experience, ranging from sports suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) through variable ratio dynamic steering to carbon fibre-reinforced ceramic brakes and a bass-enhancing sports exhaust.