source: ABT America, photos: Randy Floresca
After the overwhelming response of the North American market towards its special editions based on the currentAudi RS6 Avant ABT Sportsline has come up with an exclusive limited offer to show its appreciation to American and Canadian Audi enthusiasts: Only 25 units of the ABT RS6+ will be built, transforming the iconic Audi station wagon into one of the rarest ABT models. And the very first car is now on the road, thanks to Californian ABT partner EuroCode from Torrance. “As a relatively young partner for the ABT brand here in North America I amabsolutely thrilled that our Audi tuning shop, established in 2001, had the chance to build the first of 25 exclusive units. The car is already in the customer’s hands, and he is enjoying his RS6+ every day to the fullest”, says David Sarabi, owner of EuroCode.
Like all special editions from ABT Sportsline the ABT RS6+ displays striking visual and performance enhancements. The aftermarket specialists out of the Bavaria region in Southern Germany have developed high quality carbon fiber aerodynamic parts to highlight the RS6’s sporty appearance. The carbon exterior trim package features a front lip with front blades, front flics, mirror caps, a front grille add-on, side skirt add-ons front and back, a rear valance and roof spoiler, all made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic and covered in glossyclearcoat. The limited quantity of the RS6+ is immortalized in the glossy black fender inserts wearing a carbon fiber fin with “1 of 25” lettering. The acoustic finale is provided by the ABT exhaust system, which features a new middle muffler and rear mufflers together with four 102-mm matt black stainless steel end pipes.
The interior upgrades match the extensive enhancements on the outside: the shift knob, shift paddles behind the steering wheel and dashboard side covers in carbon fiber provide a luxurious yet sporty experience while the “1 of 25” door sills and RS6+ floor mats will let the driver and passenger know instantly that they are sitting in a very special Audi RS6.
Offering aerodynamic and interior upgrades alone was far from enough for the tuning specialist ABT Sportsline.ABT anti-roll bars ensure significantly reduced body roll and lean tendency while the 22-inch ABT High Performance HR wheel set keeps the Avant glued to the road. For drivers that crave more power than what the factory V8 offers the ABT Power S performance upgrade* can satisfy this need. The high-tech ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit increases the engine power from 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque of up to 690 hp and 649 lb-ft of torque.
Ready to take out the ABT RS6+ for a drive? Due to its limited nature, you must be as quick as the Audi RS6 Avant is fast to secure one of the only 25 units that are available for the 2021 to 2023 model year of Audi’s high-performance wagon.