April 14, 2024

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ABT RS7-R Takes The New Audi RS7 Sportback To 730 Horsepower

The $114,000 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback may well have absent on sale only about a month in the past in the United States, but it’s been all over in Europe for very a when. Which is why tuners have previously taken detect of Ingolstadt’s sportiest liftback, with ABT releasing the to start with package deal at the close of January when the RS7 acquired 22-inch aero wheels and a electricity bump to 690 hp. Now, the Kempten-dependent aftermarket specialist is introducing the subsequent amount of updates for the flagship Sportback.

Meet up with the RS7-R. Its twin-turbo 4.-liter V8 now pushes out a healthful 730 hp and 920 Newton-meters (679 pound-ft) of torque. ABT did extra than just tweak the engine as the vehicle now rides on a new established of 22-inch wheels and has a quad exhaust system replacing the twin oval tips of the typical RS7. A full overall body wrap was included for superior evaluate, alongside with a spoiler lip at the entrance wherever the bumper now functions canards. The rear spoiler at the back is also new, as is the diffuser bathed in carbon fiber like all of the other increase-ons.

ABT has also worked on the inside a tiny bit to increase even extra carbon fiber and leather-based. The centre console now has a badge pointing out the amped-up RS7 Sportback will be a confined affair as only 125 cars and trucks will be converted to the RS7-R specification. This specific vehicle truly belongs to German racing driver Daniel Abt, that’s why the “Handcrafted for Daniel Abt” on the storage lid on the centre console.

The tuner doesn’t mention how rapidly the RS7 Sportback is subsequent the enormous electricity bump, but we’ll remind out the typical 591-hp design with its 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) goes from to sixty two mph (a hundred km/h) in three.6 seconds and tops out at one hundred ninety mph (305 km/h). Should you want a beefier RS7 straight from Audi, it may well just transpire as Audi hinted throughout last year’s Frankfurt Motor Demonstrate wherever the vehicle debuted that a hybrid variant could arrive even further down the line with extra oomph.

When the RS7-R is wonderful and all, we’re extra nervous to see the RS6-R dependent on the newest RS6 Avant. We will not have to wait around considerably longer as ABT has promised the full expose will get spot in the second 50 percent of April.