Doug DeMuro has one of the quirkiest and more interesting car collections of all journalists and YouTubers. His car collection ranges from a new Land Rover Defender, to a first-gen Ford GT, to a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen Cabriolet. However, his car collection just became infinitely more interesting thanks to the addition of an Audi RS2 Avant. To say we’re jealous would be a gross understatement.
The Audi RS2 Avant is easily one of the coolest cars of its era and one of the top three most important cars in the history of the Audi brand. In fact, if it weren’t for the RS2, you wouldn’t have the Audi RS6 or the Audi R8. Before the RS2, Audi was just a quirky offshoot of Volkswagen and the more affordable alternative to BMW and Mercedes. After the RS2, though, customers started to recognize Audi as a brand that could not only keep up with BMW and Mercedes but also their performance divisions.
A big part of what made the Audi RS2 Avant so special was the fact that it was co-developed by Porsche. As DeMuro explains in this new video, Audi needed street-cred in the performance world and Porsche was desperate for cash. So the two brands collaborated on a small performance wagon and developed the RS2 Avant. To be honest, it was mostly Porsche that did the heavy lifting. Porsche was responsible for the engine, suspension, brakes and even some of its exterior features.
In this video, DeMuro walks you through his new-to-him Audi RS2 Avant with the excitement of a child on Christmas and we can’t blame him. Owning an RS2 must be an absolute thrill, as it’s one of the most interesting cars of the ’90s and one of the coolest cars in the world. So congratulations to Doug on a great purchase and we hope to see more videos of his RS2 in the future.