Audi presented the RS7 in 2013. With an extensive facelift, the powerful Audi RS7 Sportback entered its second generation in 2020. Since then, the look of the RS7 has differed considerably from that of other A7 versions. The front skirt with its honeycomb inlays, typical of Audi Sport, and the huge air intakes make for a martial appearance. At the rear, the standard RS7 bears the oval tailpipes typical of all Audi RS models.
Now the engineers at ABT Sportsline have taken the European version of the top model and raised it to a new level with many technological advancements and refinements. ABT increases the standard 463 kW (630 hp) of the AUDI RS7Performance (MKB: DYGA) to approx. 559 kW (760 hp) with a maximum torque of 980 Nm** including new ABT turbochargers and an ABT intercooler with the in-house ABT POWER R technology.
The suspension, which has been adapted to the increased performance, with the ABT coilover springs and ABT anti-roll bars on the front and rear axle ensure perfect road holding at all times. The ABT HIGH PERFORMANCE IR22 forged wheel set in Glossy Black also play their part.
What also makes the ABT RS7-LE visually special is the "Signature Carbon Bold" surface used on the add-on parts. In addition to the ABT Carbon insert integrated into the hood, the striking structure also adorns, for example, the front lip with the integrated front blades, the front skirt inserts, the front grille attachment, the mirror caps, side skirt inserts, side blades, the rear skirt insert and the rear spoiler, which is now free-standing and newly designed compared to the standard model. For the appropriate orchestration, ABT Sportsline has installed the modern ABT exhaust system made of stainless steel, which ends in four end pipes with a diameter of 102 mm.
Of course, the ABT RS7 Legacy Edition also impresses with its inner values. ABT Sportsline has refined the interior with the Dinamica soul fabric on the shift knob cover, the dashboard and seat frame trims. This soft, suede-like surface is not only particularly flame-retardant, but also optimally protected against moisture and dirt thanks to its Teflon coating.
The special model ABT RS7-LE is also visually distinguished from the standard RS7 by the refinement of the front seats with the ABT logo in the headrest and the RS7-LE logo in the head of the backrest. The corresponding logo is also embroidered into the ABT floor mats.
The ABT steering wheel stands out with its 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, analogous to the original Audi steering wheel. Further modifications to the interior of the ABT RS7-LE include the door entry lighting and the start-stop switch cap.
** 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 https://www.abt-sportsline.com/performance-measurement.