ABT Sportsline, the leading tuner for vehicles of the Audi and VW Group, inspires its fans time and again with extraordinary special models. The latest example of this is the ABT RS6 Legacy Edition (LE), limited to 200 units. The high-performance sports car promises uncompromising design paired with high everyday usability.
One of the aerodynamic highlights is the ABT carbon hood insert integrated into the hood of the ABT RS6-LE, which - in addition to visual aspects - provides improved heat dissipation of the V8 bi-turbo engine. The limited special model passed the legally prescribed head impact tests for the approval of the ABT carbon hood insert in the area of application of the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO) without any problems. However, this is only a small part of the extensive aerodynamic kit that ABT has given the car. Numerous add-on parts made of visible carbon, such as the front lip, mirror cap attachments, side skirts, rear skirt insert, or the rear wing make it clear that this RS6 is a very special Avant.
ABT enhances the already high-quality interior of the Audi RS6 with Dinamica soul fabrics on the gearshift paddles, door sill trims and on the dashboard and seat frame trims. Dinamica is characterized in particular by its very fine fiber composition. This flame-retardant, soft, suede-like surface is optimally protected against moisture and dirt by a Teflon coating.
The ABT steering wheel stands out due to the high-quality Alcantara finish and the sporty 12 o'clock marking, which shines discreetly red through the perforated material. Every ABT steering wheel has the full range of sensors, analog to the original Audi steering wheel. The fact that this is a limited special model is also clearly visible with the refinement of the front seats that includes the ABT logo in the headrest and RS6-LE logo in the backseat headrests. The RS6-LE logo is also embroidered into the ABT floor mats. Further modifications to the interior of the ABT RS6 Legacy Edition also include door entry lighting, a start-stop switch cap and the trunk mat in the ABT design.
For an RS6 with dynamic ride control suspension ABT coilover springs and the ABT sports stabilizers on the front and rear axles ensure that the performance is perfectly transferred to the road. The ABT HIGH PERFORMANCE IR22 forged rims in Glossy Black also contribute to an improved road handling. The ABT exhaust system is made of stainless steel and ends in 4-ABT pipe trims, each having a diameter of 102 mm.
For the European Audi RS6 Performance model ABT has increased the standard 630 HP thanks to the in-house ABT POWER R technology to approximately 760 HP and 980 Nm* (723 lb-ft) which includes updating the turbochargers, a new ABT intercooler and carbon front skirt inserts including air intake grilles with an optimised air routing. The power upgrade figures for the North American spec RS6 will be announced at a later date.
* The stated values vary for the engine code letters DJPB, DYGB: 559 kW (760 hp) at 920 Nm. The engine performance figures comply with the requirements of EEC/80/1269. The procedure and the test bench manufacturer have been verified and approved by the vehicle manufacturer. You can find further details on www.abt-sportsline.com/performance-measurement.