You’ve probably heard of Jon Olsson, the Swedish-born skier that is famous for his rather outlandish cars. Olsson has had several really expensive exotic cars in his day, all of which were heavily modified and customized to his specific tastes. One of the performance cars he owned was an Audi RS6 Avant. That is, up until someone stole it and burned it down. Then Olsson moved onto a Lamborghini Huracan, which he then sold, and then a Rolls Royce Wraith, which he fitted a roof box to and made very un-Rolls Royce-like. Now, though, it seems as if the Swedish skier is back with the four rings, as he now has a brand-new Audi RS6 Avant but it’s a lot more interesting than his last.
For starters, it’s not a standard RS6. It’s based on the brand-new Audi RS6 Avant Performance Nogaro Edition, a car that was made in-joint by Audi and ABT Sportsline. And it’s even been tuned further from that, so it makes an almost absurd 725 hp and 679 lb-ft of torque. Olsson’s also has an extreme body kit added by ABT and new wheels, which are oddly shod in Continental tires that wear “Michelin” stickers. That latter bit is confusing but it looks cool, strangely enough.
One of the most interesting parts of this build, though, is its wrap. Olsson usually wraps his car in some sort of urban or digital camo, typically with a black/white/grey color scheme, with hints of red thrown in. And while the colors haven’t really changed, the way in which they’ve been applied is. So rather than have an urban camo wrap, this Audi RS6’s wrap is split right down the middle. So the driver’s side of the car is black with white detailing and decals and the passenger side of the car is white with black detailing. It’s like a 725 hp black and white cookie. There’s also a red stripe down the middle that separates the two sides and it looks pretty awesome, actually. It still has a bit of an urban camo design in its wrap but it’s subtle and far less ostentatious.
Olsson is calling this car “Phoenix” after the bird of Greek mythology that rises from the flaming ashes its predecessors, only to return better and stronger. It’s named as such as it replaces a similar car that was burned to ashes and this one is better and stronger in every way.
We really like this build, as it’s awesome looking, incredibly powerful and fast and has a great name with meaning. Olsson always makes pretty interesting cars and this might be his best one yet.