Even though the adjacent video starts off with a Lamborghini Huracan Performante, it’s not the most spectacular car shown on camera. That says a lot about what Audi has managed to accomplish with the new RS6 Avant by creating one of the most exciting wagons ever. As you have figured out by now, the car spotted parked on the side of the street in London was not the stock version as it was the monstrous RS6-R by German tuner ABT.
It would seem the aftermarket package is quite popular because ABT released its upgrade program tailored to the super Avant only a few months ago and we’ve already seen a few cars. This particular example belongs to someone who had the previous-generation RS6-R and decided it was time to upgrade to the latest model. It’s our first sighting of a right-hand-drive model and does away with the crazy body wrap of Daniel Abt’s car.
At the same time, it’s far less eye-popping than the RS6-R spotted earlier this week in Switzerland with pink accents and ABT’s aero wheels only on the right side of the car. This one is a much cleaner spec of the long-roof supercar sitting on the custom 22-inch wheels while flaunting loads of carbon fiber. The beast of a wagon has a prominent spoiler lip at the front and aggressive quad exhaust tips at the back.
What the video can’t show is the power bump the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 has received. It now produces 730 horsepower and 920 Newton-meters (679 pound-feet) of torque. These are some rather insane numbers for “only” a wagon considering this kind of power used to be reserved to supercar up until a few years ago.
ABT has a similar package for the RS7, but we’d argue this aftermarket treatment works better on the RS6 Avant.