The right soundtrack can make film and stage scenes twice as exciting. This also applies to the RS6, which already races out of the factory with a sensational 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm. To stir the emotions even further, the new ABT exhaust system is available upon request. Its four parallel pipes and two electrically adjustable exhaust flaps conjure up an acoustic fireworks display with an impressive range of sounds. Since early 2020, those who require ‘more under the hood’, can order the ABT Power performance upgrade*, which unleashes 700 hp (515 kW) and 800 Nm. ABT Power R arrived shortly thereafter, delivering 740 hp (544 kW) and 920 Nm. Whether for standard or enhanced power applications, the stainless steel exhaust system, comprising end and middle silencers, delivers impressive performance across the board: Functionally, with significantly reduced exhaust back pressure; acoustically, with its powerful sound; and visually, with its amply proportioned 102-mm diameter matt carbon fibre endpipes. The whole ensemble is housed in specially designed ABT end pipe covers.
The RS6 also offers increased driving pleasure in terms of lateral dynamics. Both ABT height adjustable suspension springs and a complete V4 height adjustable suspension in stainless steel can be installed. The latter is a real highlight that facilitates more than simply a lowering range of 10-35 mm at the front and 10-40 mm at the rear axle. Rebound and pressure can be adjusted separately, the latter even independently for high-and low-speed ranges. Of course, this product has been meticulously and exclusively adapted by the in-house experts to the parameters of the RS6, so that everyday driving provides just as much fun as the racetrack. ABT sport anti-roll bars for the front and rear axles can also be installed additionally or individually. They improve handling by reducing roll and counteracting understeer. Nevertheless, the driving comfort remains unimpaired for double-sided compression or rebound.
Last but not least, the sporty aesthetic of the Avant benefits from lowering. This allows the 22-inch ABT High Performance HR22 flowforming wheels, as fitted to the pictured vehicle, to really come into their own. For the latest information regarding additional alloy wheel options and interior accessories, consult the ABT Configurator. Almost any recent Audi can be showcased with a touch more emotion.
*The engine performance data is in accordance with the stipulations of EWG/80/1269. The process and dynamometer manufacturer have been certified and authorised by the vehicle manufacturer. For further details, visit www.abt-sportsline.com/performance-measurement.