It’s pretty common knowledge among Audi enthusiasts that the original RS2 Avant, the very first “RS” car, was never sold in America. It’s a fact that annoys most Audi enthusiasts because it’s one of the best cars in the history of the brand. In fact, we never got a single RS Avant of any kind, here in the ‘States. Audi is rectifying that, though, with the new RS6 Avant, which is heading our way. So to celebrate that, the four-ringed brand has made a fake retroactive TV spot for the Audi RS2 Avant, as if it were being sold here new in 1994.
This fake TV spot is hilarious, as it’s so very ’90s. The corny graphics, upbeat music and overly enthusiastic narrator all scream ’90s and it’s great fun. It’s also cool to see an ad for a car we never got here, as it’s funny to see what would have been emphasized. For instance, the Audi RS2 Avant is said to come with a high-tech “Hi-Fi Stereo!”
It’s also cool to see the TV spot acknowledging the car’s Porsche DNA. Back in the early ’90s, Porsche helped develop the Audi RS2 Avant; tuning its engine, suspension and brakes to make it a sharper handling car. What came from that partnership was a small wagon that could obliterate some supercars to 30 mph. Sure, the supercars were faster after that, as they were more powerful and lighter, but the RS2’s incredibly Quattro all-wheel drive grip and turbocharged torque made it a stoplight monster.
This is a funny ad and one that made me smile from start to finish. Not only does it poke fun at the ’90s and how bizarre they were but it features on our all-time favorite cars. I also really liked the little touch at the end of the fake TV spot that tells the audience that the Audi RS2 Avant is now available for import into the ‘States.