Audi RS7 gets an ABT injection

Published: 03 April 2020

► ABT fiddles with the RS7
► V8 gets a significant boost
► Limited to 125 examples

The Audi RS7 is a properly powerful car, there’s no denying that. So when ABT Sportsline decides to make Audi’s muscle-limo even more potent, you know you’re in for some hefty figures.

The ABT Sportsline Audi RS7-R, a limited edition tuned version of the RS7, does indeed boast hefty figures. Topping the RS7’s original 583bhp and 590 lb ft, ABT has drawn 719bhp and 679lb ft from the RS7’s twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8.

ABT also includes suspension, anti-roll bars, plus ABT’s own redesigned bodywork elements such as the subtle rear spoiler and aggro… well, everything else.

‘At the end of 2019, a true high-performance car appeared in the form of the Audi RS7 Sportback,’ ABT says.

‘If you own one, you can upgrade it into an ABT RS7-R exclusively at ABT Sportsline. The special edition is limited to a total of 125.

‘At the heart of the RS7-R package lies the performance upgrade ABT Power R, which boosts the performance of the standard model… and of course, includes a 2-year guarantee in the scope of the manufacturer’s guarantee.’

The car pictured is the first numbered car in the series of 125, which is owned by Formula E racing driver Daniel Abt (also the son of the Johann Abt, who founded ABT in its current form). This version of the car is called the ‘ALLTHEWAYABT RS7-R’. Really.

That version is also shown off in the video embedded below, with Daniel conducting a walkaround in German. Time to brush up on your Deutsch.

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By Chris Thompson

Digital Journalist for our sister-site MOTOR, in charge of the magazine's online presence