I like Audis. Of course there is Audi heritage, something I see the rally fans lose their shit over. Show them a classic Quattro, think Beatles on Ed Sullivan.
Of course I can appreciate that era, and I totally do, but if I am going completely from a personal perspective, my love for Audis started in Brazil in the mid-90’s when I wandered onto an Audi lot in Curitiba and beheld the 80 RS2, or the RS2 Avant.
Having grown up in a wood-paneled Ford Wagon, I had no idea wagons could look that cool, and drive that fast. And I was sad I hadn’t – and wouldn’t – see one in the US.
But I got a similar car a few years later. I could drive it, but I could keep it. It was the RS6 Avant by Matchbox. I was so happy they decided to make that car, and it has been an upper-echelon model for me ever since.
And since then, even though there are way to many Audis on the road, I still have a soft spot. The R8 to me is one of the best looking cars around, and I will always enjoy any Audi with an “S” in its name.
So I was stoked when we collector nerds finally got another RS6 Avant last year, this time from Hot Wheels. The casting is stellar, and to debut as a Super Treasure Hunt was extra cool.
And now it has a companion, the RS5 Coupe.
In red, sitting on Y5 wheels. Rad.
I am still partial to the wagon, but I’m digging the RS5 too. Honestly, the RS5 on its own might be a tad boring, but it is well executed, and it is more about growing the fam.
It’s nice. That sounds a little less-than-enthusiastic but it is nice. It might not generate the buzzy buzz of its N Case mate, the Bugatti Chiron, but it really is a nice model, and one that fits in with everything else Hot Wheels is doing.
And plus, a Zamac is coming. Not bad for its debut, especially after the wagon debuted as a Super. Just another great new model this year.