You’d think that having 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque at your disposal with only the twitch of your right foot that you’d be content, right? That’s how much the Audi RS6 Avant has and no one has claimed it to be slow. Surely, that’s enough power. It has to be. Right? Turns out, it must not be enough because the wonderful lunatics at ABT Sportsline have create the most monstery monster Audi RS6 Avant yet — the Audi RS6-R.
ABT took the 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 from the standard RS6 and breathed an extra 139 hp into it, giving it a whopping 730 hp (740 metric hp/544 kW) and 678 lb-ft of torque. So it’s monstrously fast. According to ABT, it can hit 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, which is faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia. For reference, the standard RS6 takes about 3.9 seconds to do the job.
It typical ABT Sportsline fashion, they didn’t stop there. The Audi RS6-R gets an ultra aggressive exterior package, including massive 22-inch wheels, carbon fiber aero everywhere and an ultra-low ride height.
Move inside and you’ll find Alacntara and red stitching just about everywhere. The seats also get “ABT RS6-R” embroidered into them, letting you know you’re in something special.
Mechanically, and aside from the engine upgrade, it’s been given new coilover suspension, bigger brakes and a new exhaust, all courtesy of ABT Sportsline. So it should handle as well as it accelerates.
The Audi RS6-R will go on sale soon enough but get your checkbook ready because there are only going to be 125 Audi RS6-R models made, so they’re not going to be cheap. Still, it could be worth it to get a Ferrari-smoking Audi wagon. We desperately want to drive this but, sadly, it’s outside of our continent. So instead, we’ll just have to look at it from afar with extreme jealously.
[Source: ABT Sportsline]