Bringing the racecar look to the slopes.
It’s no secret that professional freeskier and alpine ski racer, Jon Olsson, is a huge car nut. The numerous vehicles that he’s owned have been heavily modified and transformed into winter ski transporters that can throw down the power. His new Audi RS6 DTM takes things to the extreme by bringing the DTM racecar look to the road with quite a bit of functionality and an incredible amount of power.
Olsson had a hand in creating the new Audi RS6 DTM monster wagon from start to finish. He even purchased 100 meters of 4×4 carbon fiber from the same factory that supplies Pagani with their magical lightweight material.
The first step was working with former Chief Engineer at Koenigsegg, Leif Tufvesson to design the exterior bodywork. After months of design and refining the details, the wide DTM style was fabricated from carbon fiber. Extended fenders with air outlets, spoilers, diffusers, flics, and more were installed to create a commanding and downright powerful appearance.
Next up was the power. Olsson shipped the Audi RS6 DTM to Stertman Motorsport to work their magic. The 4.0 TFSI engine was outfitted with an STM Stage 3+ kit that includes a pair of 18-karat gold anodized TTE9XX turbochargers from The Turbo Engineers along with all sorts of software tuning and other mechanical upgrades. A new super mega race exhaust kit from Milltek was also added to reduce backpressure and let out a thundering roar. In all, the V-8 can crank out 950 horsepower on regular pump fuel, while over 1,000 horsepower is expected with racing fuel. The Stertman Motorsport team also added on a new custom Black Titan suspension from Intrax and Movit’s biggest and baddest brake kit that could be installed on an Audi RS6.
One of the most important parts of the conversion was keeping the overall functionality, which is why the Audi RS6 Avant was chosen in the first place. Olsson went to 56Nord to create a customized ski box for the roof that was both aerodynamic and discreet, but could also accommodate the largest set of powder skis that are available. They created a slim carbon fiber box complete with red-striped diffuser to carry equipment around with ease.
The final part of the Audi RS6 DTM conversion was the wrapping. A classic urban/winter camouflage with betsafe and company logos was installed by Wrapzone while much of the carbon fiber was left bare, save for red detailing.
Olsson’s newest method of transportation to and from the slopes is also expected to be a part of many future videos, so stay tuned!
Source: Jon Olsson Blog