German Tuner Abt Pumps up Audi’s RS6 Avant

  • 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.

    The body modifications really bump up the downforce.


    “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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