It used to be 1896 that Abt used to be based, and 1897 when the primary criticism used to be raised about an excessive amount of protection of its wares within the press. (Most effective a type of statements is correct.) To mark 125 years of fettling and fine-tuning VWs and Audis, Abt is reminiscent of its founder with an anniversary particular based totally on the RS6.
The Audi RS6 Johann Abt Signature Version is not anything not up to “essentially the most unique masterpiece” it has ever made, restricted to 64 gadgets (one for each and every 12 months of Herr Abt’s existence) and set to be hand-built over the following 12 months or so. We aren’t rather speaking Morgan ranges of hand-built right here, however there may be obviously so much going right into a Signature Version RS6 – simply six can be made per 30 days.
Clearly it has got extra energy. A lot extra, actually, the 4.0-litre, gentle hybrid, twin-turbo V8 tickled to 800hp from the usual 600hp with new turbos, greater intercoolers and a few ECU paintings. An additional oil cooler has been suited for stay a lid on temperatures. The consequences on the subject of efficiency from “an engine that unleashes the brute drive of a forging hammer” are predictably barmy. This two-tonne Audi will achieve 62mph in 2.9 seconds, 124mph in 9.8 and 186mph in not up to part a minute – 28.3 seconds, to be exact. Best pace is 205mph.
However Abt launching a new Audi with more power is like Nando’s introducing extra rooster choices – we have now noticed a large number of them now. To do justice to any such momentous instance, the Johann Abt Signature Version additionally has bespoke cast wheels – saving 3.5kg in line with nook – a brand new aero bundle expanding downforce by way of 150kg, peak adjustable suspension and new anti-roll bars for “considerably lowered roll and lean tendency.” Which, given the usual automotive’s admirable resistance to a lot in the best way of both appears like rather the proposition. In particular with 800hp.
Making its debut at the Johann Abt RS6 is the Abt App; at the side of the brand new ECU, it provides 3 force modes – Eco, Energy and Race – in addition to reside efficiency knowledge.
And, in any case, it would not be an Abt anniversary particular with out some elaborate beauty paintings. For this actual RS6, each and every will function an aluminium time pill with a fraction of Johann Abt’s unique anvil that he labored with again on the finish of the nineteenth century – sure, truly.
“It’s an irreplaceable piece of historical past, that has now earned a worthy position for eternity”, mentioned Hans-Jurgen Abt. That rather fantastic token is accompanied by way of a xx/64 badges, hand-sewn leather-based seats, Signature Carbon Purple accents and ‘Since 1896’ embossed door sills. Those that love Abt – or simply mad RS6s – will definitely to find so much to love right here.
“The successor to our sold-out ABT RS6 R 1/125 is outlined now not handiest by way of the relationship to our historical past and the myriad horny main points. Its efficiency… is modern”, added Abt of his company’s newest advent. Fairly what an 800hp RS6 that will pay tribute to Abt’s founder will value is not transparent simply but, however this will have to be in competition for costliest Abt but. And that would possibly neatly be sufficient for 64 very lucky shoppers.