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ABT’s 730bhp RS6-R is everything we need in life

Thought the standard RS6 was mean? Get a load of this

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The newest generation of the Audi RS6 is no shrinking violet. It sits squat with arches as big as The Rock’s shoulders and a face that mothers wouldn’t even dare to love. We absolutely adore it. 

Clearly that wasn’t enough for German tuners ABT though. Just a couple of months after it unveiled a 690bhp engine tune, it’s now showing off the limited edition RS6-R with 730bhp and 679lb ft of torque from its 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8. 

The result is a dog-carrying estate that’ll do 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds (down from 3.6 secs as standard) and will reach a top speed of 199mph with the limiter removed. You should have the limiter removed.

Just 125 examples of the RS6-R will be built, and power certainly isn’t the be all and end all of the modifications. Under the skin there’s a new suspension setup that includes ABT coilovers and anti-roll bars, and then there’s that stainless-steel exhaust to let everyone in the vicinity know what’s what.

Also… just look at that front grille now. ABT has fitted super-sharp carbon fibre aero parts including a front lip, side skirts, wing mirrors, a spoiler and even a new diffuser.

The price? €69,900 including VAT. A bargain… until you realise that’s for the full ABT package without the donor RS6. So around £160,000 gets you an estate with more power than a McLaren 720S – and who wouldn’t want that?

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