ABT unleashes 544kW RS6-R wagon

German tuner turns the wick up on Audi's rocket-wagon

2020 ABT Audi RS6-R revealed
Gallery9

Just like the RS7, German performance brand ABT Sportsline has gone to work on Audi’s ultimate Avant to create what it calls the RS6-R. Only 125 of these will be made but, fortunately, the upgrade list is a pretty long one.

First and foremost, ABT has managed to turn the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 up to 544kW and 920Nm (compared to the regular car’s 441kW and 800Nm) due to new turbochargers and a more powerful intercooler.

2020 ABT RS 6 R Side Jpg
9

Performance specs haven't been revealed but the 0-100km/h sprint will undoubtedly be significantly quicker than the regular RS6, and ABT offers to up the top speed to 320km/h. ABT’s sports exhaust system is also included, with carbon-tipped tailpipes.

Along with the significant power hike, carbon aero parts like a front splitter and grille modification, side skirts and wheelarch details are all thrown in. ABT’s own coilovers and anti-roll bars are buried under the skin, and the hyper-Avant sits on 22-inch ‘weight-optimised’ alloys.

2020 ABT RS 6 R Rear Jpg
9

If you want to trick out the RS6-R even more, ABT offers carbonfibre detailing for the cockpit and another wheel design. Each car will get a ‘1 of 125’ marking on the door sills.

How much? Quite a lot. ABT is asking for just under €70,000 (AUD$124,000) in Europe for the upgrade, before the cost of actually buying an RS6 (complete with the Dynamic Plus pack, RS Suspension and carbon black pack) to be fettled with. That’s a whole lot of dosh.

This story first appeared on our sister site Car Magazine UK.

 

How are you finding our new site design? Tell us in the comments below or send us your thoughts at feedback@whichcar.com.au.

 

Subscribe to Motor magazine

Subscribe to MOTOR and save up to 49%
The world's most thrilling performance car magazine. Delivered to your door each month.

Subscribe

 

Jake Groves
Journalist

We recommend

NEWS

BMW LMR V12
News

BMW to return to Le Mans with LMDh program in 2023

1999 Le Mans champions to take on Mulsanne again amidst an ever-growing list of LMDh entrants

a day ago
Jordan Mulach
Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.