The very first finished ABT RS6-LE here in North America, built by partner LCE Performance USA from Phoenix, Arizona, will make its first public appearance at Exotics on Broadway in Seaside, CA, on Saturday, August 19th 2023. The event is one of many shows that make the Monterey Car Week a must-see for car enthusiasts worldwide.
One of the aerodynamic highlights of the RS6-LE from LCE Performance that wears a Dark Olive Green wrap is the ABT carbon hood insert, 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-LE 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, usually in Glossy Black and painted Golden on the show car for Exotics on Broadway, 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.
Photographs by Matt Engdall