ABT Sportsline is one of the leading names in the tuning world for Audi and Volkswagen, and its latest offering is the high-performance RS6-S station wagon and the RSQ8-S coupe-crossover. As their names suggest, they give the standard Audi RS6 Avant and RS Q8 a major power upgrade and a more aggressive look. Both cars will begin shipping to customers in mid-January 2022.
The wagon and crossover both use a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with the ABT Power S* performance upgrade that pushes the output to 691 horsepower (515 kilowatts) and 649 pound-feet (880 Newton-meters). If that’s not enough, a further improvement is available that pushes things to 730 hp (544 kW) and 679 lb-ft (920 Nm).
The RS6-S rides on new springs that drop the wagon by 0.98 inches (25 millimeters) in front and 1.18 inches (30 millimeters) at the back. Revised anti-roll bars create less pitch and roll when on the move.
ABT Sportsline has also prepared a carbon fiber body kit for the vehicles, which includes a front splitter with the RS6-S and RSQ8-S logo. A stainless steel exhaust is installed at the rear, adding four 102mm tailpipes.
Opening the door reveals new door sill trim, a shift knob with visible carbon accents, an ABT start-stop switch, and a steering wheel badge. As additional upgrades, the company offers carbon fiber covers for the dashboard and seat frames.
The RS6-S and RSQ8-S packages add € 42,900 to the standard wagon and crossover price, not including installation from an ABT certified dealer. Reservations for both sets are already open.