Audi’s RS6 Avant Gets Pumped Up

Photo credit: Abt

  • For its 125th anniversary, the German tuner Abt Sportsline is building a very special Audi RS6 Avant.

  • The special edition’s 4.0-liter V8 produces 800 hp and can hit 62 mph in 2.9 seconds.

  • The company is only building 64 examples.

The German motorsport and tuning company, Abt Sportsline, has put together a remarkable Audi RS6 Avant. The car is called the Johann Abt Signature Edition, and the company says it has 800 hp, 722 lb-ft of torque, boasts a 2.9-second 0-62 mph time, and can hit 124 mph in only 9.79-seconds.

Modification highlights include new turbochargers developed in-house, a goosed engine control unit, new intercoolers, and an additional oil-cooling system. The exterior sports carbon red paintwork with a red metallic thread, larger air inlets and front and rear spoilers.

Abt says the bodywork gives the car 330 pounds more downforce.

Photo credit: Abt

Photo credit: Abt

“Three different driving modes, eco, power, and race control the intensity of the performance upgrade and can adapt to lower-octane fuel in the short term,” Abt said.

Johann Abt raced in hill-climbs and earned money as a blacksmith. He started the company 125 years ago and turned it into the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW.

“The successor to our sold-out Abt RS6-R one-of-125 is defined not only by the connection to our history and the myriad attractive details,” said company CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt, “its performance, which was measured on the high-speed track at Papenburg, is revolutionary.”

Abt says one engineer is assigned to work on each individual car, with six built a month.

The company is building 64 of them in all, one for each year of Johann Abt’s life, and says they’re all sold. It’s the most exclusive Abt-tuned Audi yet, the company said.

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