We recently wrote about Jon Olsson’s incredible Audi RS6 DTM, and how he sold it to Douwe Leitner. The RS6 DTM was an absolute beast so most Audi fans were shocked to see that Olsson sold it. However, this news is even more upsetting.
Leitner was using the RS6 DTM for a photoshoot at the Piet Hein tunnel, in the Netherlands, when two armed robbers stole the car from Leitner. The robbers then drove the RS6 down the A10 towards Zaandam, to which they abandoned the car in a parking lot. It was then burned to the ground. The robbers most likely burned it because, like the geniuses that they were, forgot to take the key fob from Leitner so once they turned the car off, they wouldn’t be able to turn it back on. Realizing they were now stuck with a car that can’t start and is probably quite incriminating, they torched it and ran.
It’s a shame to see a beautiful car like this get destroyed by criminals. Olssen, who’s already moved on from the car, seems upset by this and is thankfully going to be creating a new project car, hopefully another Audi RS model.