We admit we have a soft spot for ABT’s new RS6-R package, so whenever a new example of Audi’s super wagon pops up, we have to talk about it. Filmed by Gumbal / YouTube One of the 125 cars converted by the tuner has landed in The Netherlands looking like something The Hulk would drive courtesy of a striking green paint. The eye-popping finish is contrasted by ABT’s wild carbon fiber aero bits and pieces.
Say what you will about most wagons being dull, but the RS6-R certainly isn’t boring. From the way it looks and sounds to the powerful engine and the sumptuous tech-heavy interior, the speedy Avant ticks all the right boxes. It’s a bit on the expensive side, but so are high-performance SUVs that can’t really match the finesse of the wagon.
ABT also worked on the car’s interior by adding carbon fiber here and there to spice things up. With the risk of nitpicking, the stitching should’ve been in green rather than red to complement the exterior, but it’s a matter of taste in the end. Overall, it’s an absolute beast of a wagon and it has the power to match the bold appearance.
As a reminder, ABT works on the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and extracts a whopping 730 horsepower and 920 Newton-meters (679 pound-feet) of torque. That translates to a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) time in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h). The supercar-like performance is combined with the high level of practicality provided by a wagon, so you get essentially an all-in-one car.
The only thing we can think of that could make the RS6 any better would be an Allroad version with a higher ground clearance, but we’re probably asking too much from Audi… After all, in a sea of SUVs, it’s refreshing to see the wagon has not fallen out of favor with the company’s decision-making people.