A unique RS 6 Avant with a personalised interior autographed by the Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has sold at auction for £120,000 at the annual Elton John White Tie & Tiara Ball, held at the home of the singer / songwriter and his partner David Furnish. Every penny from the auction of the Audi supercar will go to support the work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
An impressive net total of £3m was raised by the Ball. Guests were invited to bid for the various lots, which included the one-off RS 6 Avant complete with a Lunar Silver leather interior immortalised by Paltrow’s signature. The formidable super Avant is currently the most potent Audi available, producing 560PS and 700 Nm, a 0-62mph sprint time of just 3.9 seconds, and a top speed limited to 155mph, which can be raised upon request to 189mph.
The car auctioned has been the very first RS 6 Avant to arrive in the UK, ahead of general deliveries in August.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation supports thousands of men, women and children with life-saving medicines, as well as offering information, nutrition, education, shelter and support. The Ball will help raise crucial funds to assist the Foundation in its ongoing battle against AIDS. The 2013 White Tie and Tiara Ball was the 15th ball in the event’s history.