ABT unleashes super-powered 730bhp RS6-R

Published: 09 July 2020

► ABT's extreme RS6-R estate
► Avant model has 730bhp V8
► Power hike, aero kit and new wheels

ABT has been fettling the RS6, providing a massive list of upgrades for you to spec. On top of that, the German tuner is creating 125 special RS6-R models with its catalogue thrown at it.

You can choose to pick the brand's stainless steel ports exhaust system on its own, which comes with electrically adjustable vents for tweaking how much noise you want out of your brutish estate and carbonfibre-tipped tailpipes. Power and Power R upgrades are also available.

For the RS6-R, ABT has managed to turn the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 up to 730bhp and 679lb ft (compared to the regular car’s 592bhp and 590lb ft) due to new turbochargers and a more powerful intercooler. Performance specs haven't been revealed but the 0-62mph sprint will undoubtedly be significantly quicker than the regular RS6, and ABT offers to up the top speed to 199mph. The aforementioned exhaust system is included.

ABT RS6-R rear

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.

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 for an RS6-R? Quite a lot. ABT is asking for just under €70,000 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.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches