When Audi pulled the covers off its most recent RS6 Avant (station wagon), fans of the brand and performance cars, in general, gasped in unison (read our original story by clicking here). The wagon from Ingolstadt looked like it’ll beat you up and take your lunch money, backed up by impressive power figures and all-wheel-drive. Well, one company looked at the original car and thought: we can make that look meaner and add more power; say hello to the Audi ABT RS6-R.
German tuning house, ABT Sportsline has taken a regular RS6 Avant and applied its own styling treatment as well as power upgrades to create the limited-edition Audi ABT RS6-R. The company will produce just 125 units of this mean-looking people carrier. Bespoke appearance items in the cabin included an ABT leather and carbon finish for the steering wheel and ABT door sills (1 of 125) in the door frame.
The RS6-R’s most obvious upgrade is an ABT Aerodynamics carbon body kit, which gives the RS6-R a much more aggressive and striking appearance. The kit includes, among other things, an ABT front splitter and front grille frame add-on, rear skirt add-on, deeper side skirt attachments and fender inserts. A stainless steel ABT exhaust system terminates with quad carbon finishers. Adding to the appearance and handling prowess are weight-optimised 22-inch ABT alloys. These massive alloys are suspended by ABT coilover springs and sports anti-roll bars.
Backing up the Audi ABT RS6-R’s menacing appearance is an ABT Power R performance upgrade. The company adds 103 kW to the standard car’s engine, taking power up to a Lamborghini Aventador S-equalling 544 kW. Peak torque from the twin-turbocharged 4,0-litre V8 is now a mammoth 920 N.m, a 120 N.m increase.
You can see the new model in the company’s official launch video below, either brush up on your German or turn on the English captions.