ABT Sportsline, a leading tuner for vehicles of the Audi and VW Group, inspires its fans time and again with extraordinary special models. The latest example of this is the ABT RS6 Legacy Edition (LE), limited to 200 units. The high-performance sports car promises uncompromising design paired with high everyday usability.
The Legacy Edition of the RS6 with the V8 engine is a worthy tribute to a truly legendary model. With its incredible performance potential and stunning design, the last-generation RS6 raised the bar for high-performance cars. Audi reduced the original ten-cylinder powerplant to an eight-cylinder to make the car more “cornering and racing friendly”. The lighter V8 biturbo engine not only ensured reduced consumption but above all a better distribution of axle loads. This had a strong influence on the lateral dynamics and the V8 developed into a real “cornering specialist”.
ABT increased the standard 463 kW (630 hp) of the Audi RS6 Performance (MKB: DYGA) with the in-house ABT POWER R technology to approx. 559 kW (760 hp) at 980 Nm* including ABT turbocharger, ABT intercooler, and carbon front skirt inserts including air intake grille with optimised air routing.
The ABT RS6 Legacy Edition is compatible with the “myABT” APP. With the insights this provides into your vehicle’s performance data such as additional power, coolant, and intake air temperature, future owners will now also experience this performance increase visually in the MMI via Apple CarPlay. You also get access to various Charisma settings such as ECO, SPORT, or RACE for a needs-based adjustment of the performance characteristics to the fuel quality. More info on the entire range of functions at MY ABT App
One of the aerodynamic highlights is the ABT carbon bonnet insert integrated into the bonnet of the ABT RS6-LE, which – in addition to visual aspects – provides improved heat dissipation of the performance-enhanced V8 bi-turbo engine. The limited special model passed the legally prescribed head impact tests for the approval of the ABT carbon bonnet insert in the area of application of the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO) without any problems. However, this is only a small part of the extensive aerodynamic kit that ABT has given the car. Numerous add-on parts made of visible carbon, such as the front lip, mirror cap attachments, side skirts, rear skirt insert or the rear wing make it clear that this RS6 is a very special vehicle.
ABT enhances the already high-quality interior of the Audi RS6 with Dinamica soul fabrics on the gearshift paddles, door sill trims, and on dashboard and seat frame trims. Dinamica is characterised in particular by its very fine fibre composition. This flame-retardant, soft, suede-like surface is optimally protected against moisture and dirt by a Teflon coating.
The ABT steering stands out due to the high-quality Alcantara finish and the sporty 12 o’clock marking, which shines discreetly read through the perforated material. Every ABT steering wheel has a full range of sensors, analogous to the original Audi steering wheel. The fact that this is a limited special model is also clearly visible with the refinement of the front seats with the ABT logo on the headrest and the RS6-LE logo on the backrest head. The RS6-LE logo is also embroidered into the ABT floor mats. Further modifications to the interior of the ABT RS6 Legacy Edition also include door entry lighting, a start-stop switch cap, and the boot mat in the ABT design.
The perfectly tuned suspension with ABT coilover springs and the ABT sports stabilisers on the front and rear axles ensure that the performance is perfectly transferred to the road. The tyres with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport 295/30 ZR22 on ABT HIGH-PERFORMANCE IR22 forged rims in glossy black also contribute to this. The in-house ABT silencer system made of stainless steel, which ends in 4-ABT pipe trims with a diameter of 102 mm, provides the right sound.