Decades ago, estates were nothing but drudges taking craftsmen’s tools to and from. Today, this type of vehicle is more assertive and discrete, useful for both work and recreation, has an elegant design and sometimes even a lifestyle image. And in the case of the ABT RS6 it also shows sportiness. “Our version of the Audi RS6 Avant is striking without being overbearing, is understated and setting technical standards“, says Hans-Jürgen Abt. For the CEO of the renowned tuning company, the RS6 is the embodiment of what is currently technically possible. “This car will meet all our premium customers’ needs and wishes,” Hans-Jürgen Abt adds. And the buyers of such an unusual car want a travel companion, a torquey drudge and a sports car all in one and without any compromise.
Thanks to ABT POWER S and decades of experience in motor sports, the ABT RS6 is an extremely dynamic estate. With 700 hp (515 kW), this elegant car has a 25% better performance than the original, which has 560 hp (412 kW). Depending upon the Vmax uprating, the top speed can be 320 kph. This is made possible through the innovative ABT engine control unit, the ABT exhaust system and slight engine management modifications. Torque is increased to 880 Nm. This chic estate from Bavaria thus does not only pull it all, it also pulls it off, as it were. It will reach 100 kph in no more than 3.4 seconds. The ABT POWER version also doesn’t hide its racing DNA: 666 hp (490 kW) and a torque of 830 Nm are very impressive.
The ABT RS6 can become an automotive icon. If you look at the mirror caps made of exposed carbon, you can see that “sport” is the operative term here in “transport”. Combined with the stainless-steel exhaust silencer system with the two striking tailpipes and suspension springs, they render the ABT RS6 dynamic in a discreet fashion. “This car is a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” is how Hans-Jürgen Abt describes his super sports car in a “bespoke suit”, made even better by the weight-optimised ABT ER-C design wheels in 9.5 x 20 or the ABT DR wheels in 10 x 22 inches. The five double spokes show the tuned 4.0 TFSI’s forward thrust even when the car is still standing: one spoke per pair is bent, which symbolises motion. It goes without saying that this premium wheel for especially fast cars is also available with high-performance super sport-type wheels. The ABT RS6 sets standards. It is the perfect mix of sportiness, elegance and usefulness. It is omnipotent.