Automotive scribe sorts are identified not only for their adoration of station wagons (me included), however their cult-like respect for a brown station wagon (I’m versatile right here). Since we’re beginning with a brown, 2015 Audi Allroad, we’re already within the cash although the hauler lacks a guide transmission. It’s arduous to improve from right here with out elements that wanted to come back inventory, like an earlier provenance, or a vinyl roof, or a velvet inside, however northern California resident Gene Pascua has rung the bell with this one. Spotted by Uncrate, Pascua turned his Allroad into an elevated beast that punches its ticket to deal with no roads. He advised Motor1 that was by no means the intent… till it was. He purchased the Allroad for its potential to swallow cargo and his two canines. In 2018, whereas his pleasant neighborhood Audi wagon homeowners turned their rides into stanced stomach scrapers, Pascua determined to go all the best way within the different path.
A Google search pulls up quite a lot of lifted Allroads, even some with roof racks and driving lights, in order that would not be sufficient for a point out right here. Pascua began with a customized suspension carry aided by CA Tuned Off-Road, perched on a chunky set of Toyo Open Country A/T tires wrapping Rotiform wheels. The rack carries a Thule awning on one facet, a set of MaxTrax on the opposite, jerry cans and a spare tire between them. The customized fabbed rear ladder loaded with a hearth extinguisher and cord appears extra aesthetic than sensible, however we dig the wilderness rescue vibe. Under the hood, an APR Stage 2 tune, new consumption and downpipe add coronary heart to the two.0-liter turbo four-cylinder.
The most attention-getting mod may also be essentially the most helpful. Pascua put in a 40-inch, sixteen-light Rigid Industries Adapt gentle bar on the roof, two rear-facing lights on the Front Runner roof rack that accommodates its personal back lights, two extra lights within the grille, and one other illuminated bar that shines by means of the decrease entrance fascia. A Redarc Electronics twin battery system retains the electronics juiced, a Switch Pros SP9100 controller turns the Audi right into a shifting gentle present, and a Midland Communications Radio places out the phrase on the off likelihood one thing goes amiss within the hinterlands.
As for that beautiful shade of brown, it is a wrap over the unique silver physique. We do not know the way it fares on the path, however it appears to be like good.
Speaking of which, the Allroad has greater than 100,000 miles, and Pascua’s Facebook and Instragram show loads of these miles weren’t handed on the pavement. If somebody advised us the photographs within the snow have been from a stint as a Monte Carlo Rally help car, we would by no means guess in any other case. He retains good firm, too — one of many images exhibits the Audi partnered up on path with a 996-series Porsche 911 Carrera 4S sporting a roof rack and awning. Chapeau, Mr. Pascua.