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    EXCLUSIVE CLUB #ABT-RS6 735hp 1 of 12 edition

    The ABT 1 of 12 is the most exclusive RS6 money can buy… Words Davy Lewis / Photography ABT

    The world of performance tuning can appear to be quite a recent phenomenon. The proliferation of high-tech software upgrades, in-car adjustable suspension and all manner of clever hybrid turbos, suggests that it’s all quite contemporary. It’s true that there’s a lot of very cool new tech available from companies that are less than 20 years old. But, what you may not realise, is that many of the companies that have developed this kit have a long and illustrious heritage. The likes of Bilstein, Eibach and others are well established, having supplied after market performance upgrades for decades.

    Perhaps the oldest of the lot though is ABT. Founded in 1896 by Herr ABT, this German company is celebrating its 120th year in business. And what better way to mark the occasion than by releasing a special edition RS6 – the 1 of 12…

    The car you see before you needs no introduction. The biturbo V8 super-estate is one of the most desirable Audis money can buy. They’re pretty epic things straight out of the factory, but, once the wick has been turned up, they become truly remarkable things. This latest offering from ABT is one of just 12, extra special cars being made available, which makes it very exclusive. Launched at the prestigious Geneva Motor Show, the highlight is an engine upgrade based around ABT’s renowned Power-S module, which boosts power from the 4.0 V8. It now produces 735hp – a staggering 175hp increase over standard. There’s also 920Nm of torque, which is what makes this big estate so devastatingly fast.

    It’s not just about the power though. The rest of this stunning RS6 has been upgraded to ABT’s 1 of 12 spec – if you like bare carbon fibre, then you’re sure to get very excited about this. The posh weave has been put to good use for the mirror caps, the rear diffuser, rear spoiler and front canards. It contrasts perfectly with the Nardo grey paint. ABT’s trademark wing vents add some drama to the flanks of the big RS – you either love them or hate them; but one thing’s for sure, they set this car apart from lesser RS6s.

    The wheels are real monsters – 10x22in FRs wrapped in Dunlop 295/25 rubber, which are rated for 180mph – something this RS6 will achieve without even breaking a sweat. 22in alloys may be a tad large for many, but that’s okay as ABT can supply them in 21 or even 20in, if required.

    Inside, the already well-equipped and luxurious Audi has been treated to even more goodies. The seats are finished in a leather and Alcantara mix that matches the exterior. The ABT logo is featured on the headrests, while the 1 of 12 logo is on the passenger side of the dash. All of the pillars and the headlining are finished in soft touch Alcantara. But that’s not all. The door frames, parts of the dash, door panels and even the steering wheel have been treated to a leather/Alcantara mix.

    So there you have it – the most exclusive RS6 currently available. A range of highly developed and quality enhancements have taken the big estate to the next level.

    SPECIFICATION ABT / #Audi-RS6 / 1 of 12 / #Audi-RS6-ABT / #Audi-A6 / #Audi-A6-C7 / #Audi-RS6-ABT-C7 / #Audi-RS6-C7 / #Audi / #ABT / #Audi-A6

    Engine 4.0 #TFSI #V8 #biturbo , #ABT-Power-S New Generation control unit
    Power 735hp, 920Nm
    Brakes Audi carbon ceramic
    Wheels #ABT FR 10x22in with Dunlop 295/25 tyres
    Exterior ABT air inlet panels, front canards, rear diffuser, rear skirt, wing inserts, mirror covers, rear spoiler all made from carbon fibre
    Interior ABT leather and Alcantara used for headlining, tailgate, pillars, dash, steering wheel, door panels, centre console and sports seats, ABT floor mats, boot mat, integrated entrance light with 120 years logo, start stop switch cap
    Contact Richter Sport www.richtersport.co.uk


    Above: The view most people will have of this RS6.
    Above: Front ends don’t get more menacing Left: They’ve even fitted ‘120 years’ logo puddle lights.
    Above: Bespoke interior features swathes of Alcantara Right: ABT logo seats are unique.
    “The ultimate RS6; exclusive and desirable”
    Far left: Carbon rear diffuser and quad tailpipes Left: Carbon mirror caps Bottom: The mighty 4.0 twin turbo V8.
    “A true monster – the only car you’ll ever need”
    22in alloys may be a bit OTT for some, but they do 21s and 20s too.
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