The standard output of the V8 engine is a thoroughly respectable 591 HP and 590 lb-ft of torque, but the potential is far from exhausted, as the ABT Power S performance upgrade shows. Thanks to our high-tech control unit, the ABT Engine Control, the RS Q8 now delivers 690 hp and 649 lb-ft*.
To visually match the increased performance ABT is offering the RSQ8-S package. The RSQ8-S kit includes a striking front lip and side skirt add-ons in carbon fiber. The two-part carbon fiber roof spoiler immediately provides the next wow. Just like the ABT stainless steel exhaust system with its four tailpipes, each measuring four inches (102 mm) in diameter, it highlights the sporty appearance of the vehicle. The power delivery also benefits from the ABT exhaust, thanks to the integrated interference pipe and reduced exhaust backpressure.
23-inch ABT High Performance HR rims in either Dark Smoke or Glossy Black fill the wheel arches impressively. Thanks to the flow-forming process used in the production of the rims, the unsprung masses nevertheless remain in the green zone, so that optimum performance is guaranteed.
ABT Sportsline has also shown great attention to detail in the interior detailing of the RSQ8-S. In addition to seat upgrades and integrated entrance lights, the customization includes special door sills with RSQ8-S lettering, a shift knob cover in glossy visible carbon, an ABT start-stop switch cap and a steering wheel badge. Further interior options like carbon fiber seat panels and dashboard panels are available as an option.
*The engine performance data is in accordance with the stipulations of EWG/80/1269. The process and dynamometer manufacturer have been certified and authorized by the vehicle manufacturer. Power increase based on 93 octane fuel.