Station wagons are for taking the kids to soccer or going to a PTA meeting, but the new Audi RS 4 Avants (not available in the US) is not that kind of station wagon. With a V-8 engine and 450 horsepower, this car has a bit more oomph than the typical mom-mobile. To show the handling capability and prowess of the car, Audi pitted one car against the other in the ultimate paintball fight.
A white Rs 4 versus a black Rs 4, driven by stunt drivers in an empty Ministry of Defense hangar can make for a very messy battle. The two stuntmen, Jim Dowdall and Colin Skeaping, who have done stunts for films such as Star Wars, James Bond, Indiana Jones and Batman, adeptly handle the cars around hairpin turns and sliding through paint, while aiming their guns, specially harnessed onto the hood of the cars. Points were awarded for creativity, finesse and hits.
The spot makes a good advertisement for the cool factor of an Audi station wagon, although they had to actually tone down the virtues of the car. The tires had to be overinflated to override the vehicle’s traction, to allow for more slides and a more exciting fight.
All in all, 12,000 paintballs, 400 liters of paint and six paint grenades were used in the battle of the automobiles. To see who won, check out the video below as well as the making-of: