POWERFUL PROPERTYRacing driver Nico Müller tested the famous Audi RS2 Avant
In the mid-1990s, the Audi RS2 Avant was a real sensation. Even DTM specialist and Audi factory driver Nico Müller has not had the opportunity until now to drive the legendary sports center car.
Nico Müller is one of the most famous and successful racing drivers in Switzerland. The 30-year-old Bernese has already been the DTM vice-champion twice and this year he is still fighting for the championship title for Audi. At the circuit, he extracts the last tenth of a second from his working instrument. Recently, he rode the icon of the German car manufacturer in a more relaxed way, but only with a lot of pleasure. In a fun outing, he had the opportunity to drive an Audi RS2 Avant from Davos to the restaurant at Schauenstein Castle, run by Michelin-starred chef and Audi ambassador Andreas Caminada. And as a family ride, it’s even better, the big sister, the Audi Ur-Quattro and the little one, the Audi RS e-tron GT, were also there.
Special turbo experience
When it was launched in 1994 – Nico Müller was just two years old at the time – the RS2 Avant carried the title of “world’s fastest station wagon”. It was also the first Audi to break the 250 km/h mark. The powerful station wagon had something to please its fan community as a luxury sports car, family and special turbo experience. Almost 30 years later, that’s the case, as Nico Müller confirms after the first kilometers on the Flüela Pass to the Engadine with a smile on his face: “The Audi RS2 Avant is one of the few cars I’ve never driven. In fact, it even confuses cars two in one. At low revs the RS2 is very comfortable and from 3500 rpm it really becomes crazy,” he says.
This madness, we owe it to the five-cylinder 2.2 liter, which is already installed Audi Ur-Quattro. The power of the RS2 Avant, however, has been increased from 220 to 315 hp. It is enough to go from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.4 seconds, which was unique at the time. Top speed was 262 km/h. But Nico Müller found the handling just impressive and was surprised by how modern the interior of the car was already at that time: “I didn’t even know that colored carbon was already used in the car. era, “he said.
The short trip from Davos to Fürstenau via Saint-Moritz ended very quickly. However, when he arrived, another spectacular event awaited Nico Müller at Schauenstein Castle: Michelin-starred chef Andreas Caminada had prepared for the participants and the DTM racing driver, each one more delicious than the next, thus honoring his reputation as one of the best members. chefs in the world. For once, Nico Müller didn’t need to be asked twice to be the first to take a selfie with the star chef. After the one of the RS2 Avant, it was probably his second favorite selfie of the day.