Limited-run Audi ABT RS7-R gets extra 138bhp plus wild styling add-ons and new interior trim courtesy of famed Audi tuners ABT
This is the Audi ABT RS7-R: a 730bhp, 199mph version of the Audi RS 7 Sportback. It’s the work of Audi tuning specialists ABT Sportsline, and accompanying the extra performance is a host of styling upgrades and suspension tweaks.
The 138bhp increase over the standard model, plus a 120Nm increase in torque – now 920Nm – is achieved by an uprated turbocharger and intercooler system, plus a revised exhaust system. The changes mean that the standard RS 7’s 3.6-second 0-62mph time drops to 3.2 seconds. Top speed increase to 199mph.
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ABT has also turned its attention to the suspension, offering height-adjustable coilovers and new anti-roll bars. New 22-inch wheels, unique to the RS7-R are finished in black with a bright red finish to the inner rim – just part of a series of wild styling upgrades.
The front gains a deep splitter which turns up to form aerodynamic blades at the sides. It sits below added dive planes, while further aero tweaks include wheel vents front and rear, a deeper side skirt and a new rear spoiler. There’s also tweaks to the grille, plus carbon fibre door mirror caps.
Inside, there’s extra splashes of carbon fibre: the steering wheel, gear selector and dashboard inlays all feature the same finish. ABT also retrims the seats (now with RS7-R logos) and front armrest, while the door sills get a ‘1 in 125’ motif to signify the limited build run.
The upgrade, before fitting, comes to 69,900 Euros – about £61,000 – on top of the £97,090 you’ll pay for a standard RS 7.
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