ABT has launched a new aftermarket range that improves the Audi RS6 Avant's performance, sound, and aesthetics.
After being forbidden fruit for far too long, the Audi RS6 Avant has finally arrived in America, combining wagon practicality with supercar performance. In standard spec, the RS6 Avant's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 generates 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft torque, which is more than enough power for most people's needs. However, it didn't take long for aftermarket tuners to extract more power from Audi's super wagon.
One of the most extreme examples is the 730-hp Audi RS6-R from ABT Sportsline. But with production limited to just 125 examples and an astronomical price tag, the RS6-R will be a very rare sight on the road. Alternatively, if the standard RS6 isn't powerful enough for you and the RS6-R is too hot for you to handle, ABT has launched a new range of aftermarket parts to suit different budgets that enhances the power, sound, and aesthetics.
By tweaking the ECU, ABT can increase the output of Audi's 4.0-liter V8 from 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque to a supercar-rivaling 690 hp and 649 lb-ft of torque when running on 93 octane fuel. If you want the RS6 to sound more aggressive, ABT also offers a stainless steel exhaust system featuring a middle muffler replacement pipe, a rear muffler with electronically adjustable exhaust valves, and a pair of four-inch matt carbon-fiber end pipes to each side.
Further enhancing the RS6 Avant's sporty design are new ABT 22-inch wheels available in two designs: high-performance lightweight flow-forming wheels in dark smoke or GR alloy wheels in gloss or matt black.
To spice up the interior, ABT offers numerous carbon-fiber upgrades including seat covers, dashboard side panels, and a shift knob cover trimmed in the lightweight material. All ABT parts include a warranty of two years or 50,000 miles in North America. ABT hasn't announced pricing details for its new RS6 aftermarket range, but if you can already afford the car's $109,000 asking price, you can probably afford ABT's upgrades.