“A complete platform for high performance mixing”!

“A complete platform for high performance mixing”!

800 HP Johann Abt Signature Edition Audi RS6 Avant Header

The RS 6, which has now been in production for 20 years, not only plays an important role in the company’s history at Audi, but also at ABT Sportsline. Four generations have emerged so far and the people of the Allgäu have taken care of each one of them with great dedication. “Every time a new RS 6 hits the market, you think to yourself: Wow, it can’t get any better!” explains Managing Partner Hans-Jürgen Abt: “In addition to my congratulations on the exemplary anniversary, I would therefore like to express my great respect.” However, the world’s largest automaker from the Audi and VW Group has consistently managed to create a car that is more impressive in terms of performance and inspires its fans around the world. Of course, this is also due to the fact that these cars were and always are special eye-catchers thanks to the high level of individuality. Above all, the unpublished Johann Abt Signature Edition, which was created in 2021 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the company, which began in 1896 as a humble horse smith.

20 years Audi RS 6

800 hp Johann Abt Audi RS6 Avant 2 Signature Edition

“The RS 6 is the ideal platform for high-performance station wagons. These models are always among the highlights of our program – both are and have been favorites of the special media and coveted by customers around the world,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt : “The process of image change is becoming more and more demanding for us, as Audi presents so much today. While the first RS 6 from 2002 was still a real wolf in sheep’s clothing, the current model C8 cannot be denied a certain innovation.” However, ABT Sportsline managed to put a clear exclamation mark in terms of technology and exterior in this case – and that’s not just for the Johann Abt Signature Edition sold abroad. “Our current RS6-S marks with impressive carbon fiber add-ons, light alloy wheels, a fully tuned chassis and performance enhancements at the level of a super sports car,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt enthusiastically.

The first RS 6 had 450 hp in 2002

A look at the past shows what has happened in terms of performance: the first RS 6 had 450 hp (331 kW) in 2002. Today’s production model, which like all its predecessors except the 2nd generation (10-cylinder bi -turbo) powered by a supercharged V8, it has an impressive 600 hp (441 kW). That’s 33 percent or 150 hp more. But the potential isn’t over yet, as demonstrated by the ABT RS6-S, which uses ABT Power S* performance enhancement. It is based on the advanced ABT Engine Control (AEC) control unit, which increases the engine power to 700 hp (515 kW) and produces a maximum torque of 880 Nm. Still not enough car? On request, even 740 hp (544 kW) and 920 Nm can be obtained.

800 hp Johann Abt Audi RS6 Avant 23 Signature Edition

With such numbers, it is reassuring that all RS 6s have all-wheel drive and the DRC (Dynamic Ride Control) suspension was available from the first generation. The shock absorbers are connected diagonally here, which reduces pitch and roll. In the RS6-S, ABT Sportsline also installs sport dampers front and rear and coilover suspension springs. These allow variable lowering of up to 25 mm on the front axle and 30 mm on the rear axle. This further reduces pitch and roll behavior and perfectly anchors the large 22-inch ABT High Performance wheels to the wheel arches.

ABT Sportsline Audi RS6 R C8 Tuning 10

It goes without saying that new alloy wheels are not enough for a complete car from ABT Sportsline – no matter how tough it may be. As mentioned at the beginning, the Bavarian refiner has given the RS6-S a massive carbon fiber aerodynamics package. These include a different front lip with the model name in red lettering, side skirt attachments at the front and side skirts at the rear. A dual-section rear spoiler and ABT silencer system made of stainless steel and four 102 mm tailpipe trims add further accents. ABT Sportsline has also shown great attention to detail in the interior. In addition to the seat and door entry light upgrades, customization includes door sills, a gear knob cover in glossy carbon, a boot for the starter switch and a steering wheel badge. If you don’t want to buy a complete ABT RS6-S right away, but are speculating about specific options for your existing car, you can also get many technical features individually. As always, a full overview is available in the ABT Configurator.

ABT Sportsline Audi RS6 Avant C8 1

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