ABT’s third and final Geneva Motor Show-bound car is a seriously good looking and seriously powerful Audi RS6 Avant. But this car may not receive a very warm welcome at the show because inevitably it is going to get overshadowed by MTM’s 760 horsepower RS6. But ABT Audi RS6 R has something else going for it and that’s the styling.
While MTM’s offering is more powerful and, since it’s 80 kg lighter, faster than ABT Audi RS6, the latter is a lot better looking, if only for the fact that MTM’s car comes with a terrible wrap whereas ABT’s is wearing a super cool “Daytona grey matt“ paintwork. What’s more, the RS6 R features a whole host of carbon fiber aero parts.
The main highlights of the carbon aero kit on ABT Audi RS6 R include the front spoiler lip, air inlet trims including flics, side skirts, side blades, the rear skirt, mirror covers, fender inserts and the rear spoiler. They are complemented with a set of 22’’ FR alloy wheels.
As for the power, ABT Audi RS6 R’s 4.0 liter bi-turbo V8 engine is upgraded with an ABT Engine Control unit and a custom stainless steel exhaust system, and as a result makes 730 horsepower instead of the standard 540. Height adjustable suspension springs and high-performance tyres by Dunlop have the daunting job of keeping the car in check.