ABT honors its founder with an 800-hp Audi RS6 Wagon.
Do you like to live on the edge? Do you repeatedly hit the snooze button until there are only five minutes left to get the kids dressed and dropped off at school? Have we got some good news for you. German tuner ABT Sportsline recently unveiled its latest project.
It's an 800 horsepower version of the Audi RS6 Avant, and it can get you and the kids to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. So phone the county office and let them know that "Dad of the Year" has already been decided. It's not just the 0-60 mph figure that impresses. According to ABT, it can get to 124 mph in 9.8 seconds, to 186 mph in 28.3 seconds, and on to a top speed of 205 mph.
The car's full name is the Audi RS6 Johann Abt Signature Edition. It's named after the founder of ABT, and the production run will be limited to 64 units. That's one car for every year Johann Abt circled the sun. So the production run will last for more or less one year, with just six models being produced per month.
To extract 800 hp from the 4.0-liter mild-hybrid twin-turbocharged V8, ABT adds new turbos, larger intercoolers, and a new ECU. To keep it from blowing up, ABT also adds an additional oil cooler.
Naturally, you can't just add that much power without including the parts needed to control it. The Johann Abt RS6 comes with a height-adjustable suspension and new anti-roll bars. It also has bespoke forged wheels, which save around eight pounds per corner. In addition, the new aerodynamics package increases downforce by 330 pounds.
The new ECU only offers three driving modes: Power, Race, and Eco. We have no idea why the Eco mode exists, but we know that the all-new ABT App will give you live performance data. What a way to shave split seconds off the school run time.
The interior boasts hand-sewn leather seats and Carbon Red accents. Each car will have a badge that depicts the production number. ABT also includes the coolest interior feature we've ever heard of. Each Johann Abt RS6 will have an aluminum time capsule housing a shard of the anvil Abt used when he started the company way back in 1896.
ABT Sportsline has not released pricing details yet.