This Audi RS6 Avant Pays Tribute to National Lampoon’s Vacation

Who doesn’t love the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies? They’re hilariously absurd and completely ridiculous. Well, some of them. Others aren’t so good (I’m lookin’ at you, Vegas Vacation). But the original one is the iconic one and, in it, Clark Griswold drives the fictional Wagon Queen Family Truckster, which in reality was a modified Ford Country Squire. But what if it was remade, build on something a bit faster, like an Audi RS6 Avant? (We don’t own the photos but you can check them out here)


That’s exactly what this owner wanted to find out, by recreating the Wagon Queen Family Truckster out of an Audi RS6 Avant.

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To give it the Truckster’s look, the owner wrapped it in as close to the film car’s “Metallic Pea” green as possible. It was then given faux wood body panels on the sides and even on the hood, just like the car in the movie. A fake model designation was added to the back, reading “Family Truckster — 4.0 litre twin turbocharged”.


For fans of the movie, this is very funny, though a bit painful for Audi enthusiasts. The Audi RS6 Avant is a stunning machine, one that we’d all love to own. So to see it looking so ugly is a but upsetting. Still, it’s a good laugh and all of the work done to it is likely easily removable, so it can go back to normal at any point.

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Obviously, the Audi RS6 Avant is a lot faster than the Ford wagon used in the original movie. Though, admittedly, the Ford had a 5.0 liter V8, which was underpowered for its size but was still a big V8. However, the Audi RS6 uses a stonking 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 with 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. It’s safe to say that the RS6 would blow the doors off the Family Truckster.


[Source: Motor1]
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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.