Audi RS 6, RS 7 and RS Q8 receive up to 690 SAE hp of ABT Power

What began with the solitary Audi RS2 in 1994 and led to the RS4 in 1999 has now become an entire RS family. Its youngest members are the latest versions of the RS 6 and RS 7, as well as the unprecedented RS Q8. Although the models are not yet available, appealing ABT Power Performance Upgrades* have now been confirmed. Aerodynamic and interior upgrades as well as suspension solutions are also in the making and will be announced at a later date.

“I look forward to every new RS model, because the series undoubtedly represents the sporty pinnacle of the Audi range”, says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: “As such, I am excited to find out how much higher we can raise the bar”. The Audi RS 6, RS 7 and RS Q8 already pack quite a punch from the factory: A 4.0-litre V8 TFSI with 591 SAE hp and 590 lb-ft of torque lies in wait in their engine compartments. Even so, with the ABT Power Performance Upgrade including the separate AEC, driving pleasure is dramatically increased to another level. The upgraded specifications for the sprightly trio are now 690 SAE hp and 649 lb-ft. This is more than double the 315 hp of the legendary RS2 which founded the tradition of the sporty apex models from Audi in the early 1990’s. Of course, Hans-Jürgen Abt had one at the time – with a performance upgrade that put 360 hp on its data sheet.