At the end of 2019, Audi launched the high-performance RS 7 Sportback which in its standard form is an extremely fast car.
However, if you feel that you still need to squeeze more power out of the already powerful engine, then Bavarian based ABT Sportsline will happily upgrade it from its current 600 hp to a massive 740 hp and 920 Nm of torque and present with you with a newly modelled ABT RS7-R.
This special-edition model is limited to a run of just 125 cars, so you can be sure you will be driving a car that is unique and rather special. You will also get a 2-year guarantee in the scope of the manufacturer’s guarantee.
As well boosting the power output of the 4-litre V8 bi-turbo petrol engine, ABT offers two upgraded suspension options to help handle the extra power, which are specifically tailored to the RS7-R, and comprise of ABT coilover suspension springs and sports anti-roll bars.
On the visual side of things, you will find a fair bit of stylish carbon fibre used on and inside the car. The ABT front grille frame add-on and front lip add-on with bold RS7-R logo give the car a striking appearance, whilst the ABT rear spoiler and rear skirt give the car a more aggressive stance. The package includes ABT High Performance HR 22-inch wheels with red detailing on the interior of the wheel on this particular car illustrated here.
Turning to the car’s interior, modifications includes an ABT leather and carbon finish for the steering wheel and an ABT seat upgrade with the RS7-R logo embroidered on to give it that extra touch. There are also some additional optional extras available for the interior as well as different 22-inch ABT HR Aero wheels. All these can be found in the ABT Configurator.
By way of a comparison, the standard RS 7 Sportback comes with 600 HP (441kW), whilst the ABT RS7-R gets an extra 140 HP with a thumping 740 HP (544kW). The torque is increased from 800 Nm to 92 Nm and the 0-100 kn/h time is reduced from 3.6 seconds to 3.2 seconds.
For more information please visit www.abt-sportsline.com/limited-editions/abt-rs7-r
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a member of The Guild of Motoring Writers, professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs courtesy of ABT Sportsline