Before heading out on the Gumball 3000 Rally, it’s important to make sure that your rally car is up to the challenge. And when your name is Jon Olsson, there’s no better way to check than plowing through a lot of snow.
On March 31, Olsson and sponsor Betsafe unveiled their Gumball ride, an insanely powerful Audi RS6 DTM sporting a black and grey wrap with red accents sporting the Betsafe logo. The engine has been upgraded with 18 karat gold andodized TTE9XX turbochargers, and was cranked to produce up to 950 hp.
“I have always loved the crazy widebody style of DTM cars and it’s been a dream to build a similar car for the road,” stated Olsson in the Facebook post unveiling the wrap, “but I also need a car that has enough space to carry all my ski gear to the slopes, so the decision was made to see what we could do with an Audi RS6.”
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And, as we can clearly see, this car is perfectly equipped to take on most any terrain or environment. Added to YouTube April 15 by Betsafe is the Audi’s full on attack of some insanely snowy conditions, where drifts are high enough to completely cover the car for more than a few seconds. But with Olsson behind the wheel, you know that this is hardly even a challenge.
Check out the video above to see the Audi in action, check out our listings below to find an Audi for yourself and stay with us for more updates as we move closer to the May 23 launch of the Gumball 3000.