Jon Olsson's RS6 Avant - before being burnt to a crisp.

Jon Olsson’s RS6 Avant – before being burnt to a crisp.

AMSTERDAM – The greatest fear of the owner of the very exclusive Audi RS6 DTM, which was stolen Wednesday evening in Amsterdam, has come true: the unique vehicle worth $456,000 was burnt to the ground.

Two armed criminals robbed the expensive car late Wednesday night when filming a promotional video, as the camera people at a gas station in Amsterdam-East the Go Pro cameras were hanged. The pair threatened the cameraman and the owner of the vehicle, which at that time was in the car, and then went off with great speed off. 

“The car was not a track and trace system to track the car directly,” said Douwe Leitner, the owner of the car.

What the thieves then did with the car is not clear. The owner had previously know to fear for the fate of his special car. 

At the car park at the Nachtwachtlaan in New West is currently being investigated. Photo: Robby Heel

At the car park at the Nachtwachtlaan in New West is currently being investigated. Photo: Robby Heel

Leitner says: “This kind of fast cars is sought after by criminals.” 

He feared immediately that the RS6 DTM would be found somewhere burned. The Audi RS6 DTM, with power 1000 hp, is one of the fastest cars in the world and was the only one of its kind in our country.

The burned getaway car, a van, was found on the IJburglaan at the Shell gas station Kriterion. Photo: AS Media

The burned getaway car, a van, was found on the IJburglaan at the Shell gas station Kriterion. Photo: AS Media

The van where thieves got it, they crossed the robbery already burning. Then they took off towards the A10 and the Zeeburgertunnel. 

According to the owner of the fast station wagon there was enough fuel in the car. 

Police want the location and the time when the car is found not to publish in the interests of the investigation, but according to the Amsterdam television station AT5, the car found in a garage in New West. Around 02:30 pm the fire originated. 

Presumably the Audi lit and the fire spread to another car.   A third car was also damaged.

The car was for sale for $456,000.

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