ABT’s 740hp RS6-R Avant is everything we need in life

By topgear, 07 April 2020

The newest generation of the Audi RS6 is no shrinking violet. It sits squat with arches as big as The Rock’s shoulders and a face that mothers wouldn’t even dare to love. We absolutely adore it. 

Clearly that wasn’t enough for German tuners ABT though. Just a couple of months after it unveiled a 700hp engine tune, it’s now showing off the limited edition RS6-R with 740hp and 920Nm of torque from its 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8. 

The result is a dog-carrying estate that’ll do 0-100km/h in 3.2secs (down from 3.6secs as standard) and will reach a top speed of 320km/h with the limiter removed. You should have the limiter removed.

Just 125 examples of the RS6-R will be built, and power certainly isn’t the be all and end all of the modifications.

Under the skin there’s a new suspension setup that includes ABT coilovers and anti-roll bars, and then there’s that stainless-steel exhaust to let everyone in the vicinity know what’s what.

Also… just look at that front grille now. ABT has fitted super-sharp carbonfibre aero parts including a front lip, side skirts, wing mirrors, a spoiler and even a new diffuser.

The price? €69,900 including VAT. A bargain… until you realise that’s for the full ABT package without the donor Audi RS 6 Avant. But doesn't everyone want an estate with more power than a McLaren 720S?

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