The Audi RS7 is maybe one Audi model that doesn’t need any upgrades to make it more awesome than it already is. It features a muscular 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 that delivers 560 horsepower between 5,700 and 6,600 rpm, and 516 pound-feet of torque between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm, which is rather powerful for its class and enough to launch it to 60 mph in a supercar -like 3.7 seconds.
ABT Sportsline is well known for pushing Audis to their limits, and it decided the RS7 is ripe for a boost in power. So. it came up with a kit for the four-door coupe that includes an ABT Engine Control combined with a new exhaust system with "New Generation" Power S.
These changes bump the mighty 4.0-liter V-8 to either 666 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque or 700 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque, depending on the level you choose. The most powerful version can hit a top speed of 198 mph, and we estimate the 0-to-60 mph time to be around 3.5 seconds..
Click past the jump to read more about the Audi RS7 by ABT Sportsline.
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Audi RS7 by ABT Sportsline in Detail
The car’s aerodynamic features were improved by the addition of a new rear spoiler made in carbon fiber. This rigid and lightweight spoiler helps add a little downforce and gives the RS7 a sportier look.
The car rides on a new set of wheels, sized 9.5-by-20 inches or 9.0-by-21 inches wrapped in sports tires sized 275/35R20 or 275/30R21
Prices are as follow:
|Audi RS7 (4G8) 4,0 ltr. TFSI from 412 kW (560 HP), 700 Nm to approx. 490 kW (666 HP), 830 Nm, increase of V-Max to 300 km/h (186 mph)||6.909,00 € gross ($9,500)|
|Audi RS7 (4G8) 4,0 ltr. TFSI from 412 kW (560 HP), 700 Nm to approx. 490 kW (666 HP), 830 Nm, increase of V-Max to 305 km/h (189 mph)||6.909,00 € gross ($9,500)|
|Audi RS7 (4G8) 4,0 ltr. TFSI from 412 kW (560 HP), 700 Nm to approx. 515 kW (700 HP), 880 Nm, increase of V-Max to 300 km/h (186 mph)||11.809,00 € gross ($16,300)|
|Audi RS7 (4G8) 4,0 ltr. TFSI from 412 kW (560 HP), 700 Nm to approx. 515 kW (700 HP), 880 Nm, increase of V-Max to 305 km/h (189 mph)||11.809,00 € gross ($16,300)|
|Audi RS7 (4G8) 4,0 ltr. TFSI from 412 kW (560 HP), 700 Nm to approx. 515 kW (700 HP), 880 Nm, increase of V-Max to 320 km/h (198 mph)||11.809,00 € gross ($16,300)|
Gallery Audi RS7 By ABT Sportsline
Limousine or estate are too humdrum? A sports car or traditional coupé are not convenient enough? Don’t worry. ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of Audis and Volkswagens, with its interpretation of the stylish and powerful Audi RS7 still has an ace up its sleeve. The Bavarians have not only added an exposed-carbon spoiler at the rear but a lot more engine output as well.
“As you can tell from our car’s number plate, this four-door coupé has at least 666 hp or 490 kW,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: “This is much more than the serial 560 hp or 412 kW, which isn’t low to begin with.“ The ABT Power “New Generation“ uprating also increases the car’s torque from 700 to 830 Nm. The new top speed is an electronically limited 300 kph.
The ABT Engine Control and its matching exhaust system with Power S “New Generation“ makes the car even more powerful and smooth-running. It has been uprated by 25 per cent: 700 hp / 515 kW and 880 Nm the specs say, with Vmax at 320 kph. But no matter if it is ABT Power or Power S: “All the latest generation’s upgrades feature the stand-alone ABT control unit with our software, which makes either system fit modern premium engines the best way,” Hans-Jürgen Abt explains.
In Bavaria, great events are usually celebrated with a lot of brass music, with the ABT RS7 featuring its own instrument of sorts: the optional stainless-steel silencer system, exclusively available in conjunction with the 700 hp uprating. This makes every day a holiday. Its sound perfectly matches the assertive look of the four-door car completed by the ABT wheel spacers and sporty alloy wheels. The ER-C in its “silver bullet look“ is available in 20 inches, the gunmetal DR even in 21 inches. Both are also available as attractive sets that include the right high-performance tires. After all, you have to keep the 700 race horses in check...