Behold the 740hp ABT RS6-R muscle wagon

By CARSIFU | 6 April 2020

MUNICH: German tuner ABT is at it again with the Audi RS6 Avant after having wowed us with the 700hp RS6 Avant Performance Nogaro Edition and the superlative 1,018-hp RS6-E hybrid.

This time, it is showcasing the special limited edition ABT RS6-R. Only 125 units of this marvel will ever be made.

Each new RS generation is accompanied by new developments. The latest edition is the first to feature optional all-wheel steering. This reduces the turning circle and at speeds above 100kph, the rear wheels steer to aid stability.

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The core of the ABT RS6-R package is the ABT Power R performance upgrade, which unleashes an extremely sporty 740hp and 920Nm in the 4.0-litre V8 TFSI engine. This means an increase of 140hp and 120Nm over the standard model.

With the enhanced performance, the sports wagon is able to go from 0-100kph in 3.2s, shaving off 0.4s off the standard version.

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ABT engineers have developed high-quality ABT Aerodynamics carbon body components, which give the RS6-R’s front in particular a much more aggressive and striking appearance.

The package includes among other things, an ABT frontlip and front grille frame add-on, rear skirt add-on, side skirt attachments and fender inserts. It has made 10 interior components available.


As such, the ABTleather and carbon finish for the steering wheel is both sporty and luxurious.

The limited quantity of the RS6-R is immortalised in the ABT door sills (1 of 125) in the door frame.

At the rear, the stainless steel ABT exhaust system with 4 carbon endpipes emphasises the sporty character of the vehicle. This is further underlined by the weight-optimised 22-inch ABT High Performance HR.

These wheels are made via a flow-forming process and come into their own in combination with the ABT suspension programme. The RS 6 has been praised by the automotive press for its superb handling characteristics. ABT coilover suspension springs and sports anti-roll bars add the finishing touches.

The  standard RS6 Avant in Germany starts at €117,500 (RM555,140). Tag on €69,900 (RM330,740) for the ABT suite of enhancements.



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