Last month, the German tuner, ABT Sportsline, unveiled the Audi AS6 - a tuning kit that develops a total of 420 horsepower. Still, the tuner thought the car could do better and today it announced a second kit called AS6-R that upgrades the output to a total of 600 horsepower.
In order to get this 180-horsepower increase, the new AS6-R received an ABT Power S kit that includes an optimized engine management and an ABT turbocharger. Peak torque has been increased to 553 pound-feet and the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 3.9 seconds. The speed limiter has also been removed, which allows the AS6-R to now hit a top speed of 192 mph. ABT also installed a new sport-type exhaust system that significantly improved the engine’s sound.
The car’s exterior has also been modified with the addition of a new front skirt add on, a side skirt add on and a new rear spoiler. All new items were made from carbon fiber.
The AS6-R will be offered with new 21-inch wheels wrapped in high-performance tires.
Elegant, luxurious and extremely sporty, that’s how the estate car looks like. The new ABT AS6-R Avant, based upon the Audi S6, is an all-rounder of the first water. It is a travel companion, racer and, if need be, a racer. The AS6-R has as many strong points as there are fields of application. Thanks to ABT POWER S, that is, an optimised motor management, and the ABT turbocharger, it is indeed most powerful and persevering. 600 hp/441 kW, 40 hp more than even the Audi RS6 has, will make it huge fun to drive on the “Nordschleife”, too.
The huge power uprating of 180 hp (132 kW) on the serial version can be felt all over. Torque is increased from 550 Nm to enormous 750 Nm. So the ABT AS6-R Avant is also a high-performance “pack donkey”. It reaches 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, almost 1 second faster than the “normal” S6 model. Its top speed is 310 km/h, with the 250 km/h limit removed for the ABT AS6-R.
While the ABT Sportsline engineers certainly tuned the V8-Biturbo, they also left it utterly roadworthy. It will thus behave in a very civilised fashion. Still, you can see that the Bavarians are a very experienced motorsports company as well: The front skirt add-on, side skirt add-on and the rear spoiler form a very powerful and dynamic unit. The components are made of exposed carbon, which underlines the look and feel of the ABT AS6-R. The sport-type exhaust system lends the high-end estate a powerful sound.
ABT recommends its own high-performance wheels to go with this special car, the DR, for example, which in 9 x 21 inches fits the AS6-R perfectly. And the new sport wheel ER-X is an ideal, weight-optimised wheel for a “racing estate”. This masterpiece is available as a cast version, called ER-C, or forged edition, ER-F. It goes without saying that ABT also sells its wheels in combination with high-performance tires. After all, the car has 600 hp and wants to reach top speed.