This is one wagon you don’t want to cross hairs with

Jon Olsson is known for his love of cars and owning some of the most desirable custom-built exotics in the world. The Swedish alpine ski racer is particularly fond of the Audi RS6 Avant. He once owned a heavily tuned RS6 Avant that met an untimely end when it was stolen and burned to a crisp. Not one to be unnerved by the circumstances that befell his ride, Olsson bought a new RS6 Avant before turning it over to ABT Sportsline for a little tuning job. The result is the Audi RS6 Phoenix.

A more potent engine tune is also included in the program, one that elevates the output of the car’s 4.0-liter, Biturbo, V-8 engine to 725 horsepower and 679 pound-feet of torque.

If there’s one thing you need to know about Jon Olsson, it’s that his taste for exotics is as varied as the seasons of the year. In addition to owning Audis, Olsson has also owned Lamborghinis, Nissan GTRs, Audi RS6s, and even an Ultimate GTR Rebellion R2K. The car in question now, though, is a new RS6 that was booked an appointment with ABT Sportsline, the same company that gave birth to the Audi RS6 Avant Performance Nogaro Edition.

Olsson’s RS6 Phoenix follows a similar tuning blueprint as the Nogaro Edition. It’s based on the German tuner’s RS6+ program, complete with an aggressive body kit that includes a laundry list of aerodynamic components. A more potent engine tune is also included in the program, one that elevates the output of the car’s 4.0-liter, Biturbo, V-8 engine to 725 horsepower and 679 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the aforementioned Nogaro Edition’s peak output sits at 695 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque. Do the math and Olsson’s RS6 Phoenix has the edge by 30 ponies and 30 pound-feet of twist.

Since this is Olsson we’re talking about, the RS6 Phoenix gets a three-color exterior.

Since this is Olsson we’re talking about, the RS6 Phoenix gets a three-color exterior. One side is dressed in black while the other is finished in white. A red streak can be found in the middle, running along the length of the car and acting as a separator between the white and the black treatment.

Even the car’s wheels have their own personality. The wheels are dressed up, although the Continental tires that were used in the wagon have white Michelin stickers over them. We’re not going to pretend to understand what that means, only because Jon Olsson is far from having predictable tastes when it comes to his custom-built exotics. The good news is that he seems to like how the RS6 turned out. Look at that big grin on the skier’s face. I’m sure if the RS6 Phoenix was yours, you’d be smiling from ear to ear as well.

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