German tuner ABT has prepared a limited-run Audi RS6 Avant dedicated to the company’s 120th anniversary.
It was back in 1896 when Johann Abt opened a blacksmith’s shop in Kempten and now 120 years later ABT is marking the milestone with an Audi RS6 Avant upgraded in just about all areas. The highlight of the tuning kit is without any doubt the 175 horsepower (129 kilowatts) bump for the 4.0-liter TFSI V8 engine now pushing out a monstrous 730 hp (537 kW). Torque is also up by a massive 162 pound-feet (220 Nm) to no less than 679 lb-ft (920 Nm) delivered to a quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Once the ABT POWER S package is implemented, the Audi RS6 Avant will be capable of reaching a very respectable top speed of 199 miles (320 kilometers) per hour. This makes it quicker than the RS6 Avant performance which can “only” do 189.5 mph (305 kph.)
There’s more to the tuning kit than just a power hike as ABT has also installed numerous carbon fiber body parts. These include air inlet panels, front flics, side and rear skirts, fender inserts, rear spoiler, and side mirror caps. The high-performance wagon now rides on the tuner’s 22-inch alloy wheels with Dunlop high-performance tires measuring 295/25 R22.
Work continued on the inside where the RS6 Avant has gained bi-color leather upholstery matching the exterior finish while the headliner and pillars are covered in Alcantara. The same material was also used to spice up the window frames, door panels, and the steering wheel. The dashboard is now adorned with a plaque denoting the model is limited to just 12 units while the floor mats and entrance lights show “120 years.”
The ABT RS6 “1 of 12” will be on display starting Tuesday at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.