The Audi RS6 Avant is already one of the coolest station wagons in the world, but ABT wants to make the estate even more special by launching the Johann Abt Signature Edition. It is limited to 64 cars and marks 125 years since the Abt family established their workshop in 1886.
The RS6 Avant Johann Abt Signature Edition develops 790 horsepower (589 kilowatts). There is typically 723 lb-ft (980 Newton-meters) of torque, but it can peak at 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm). For comparison, an original RS6 Avant produces 591 hp (441 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm).
This power takes the Abt wagon to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 2.91 seconds, compared to 3.6 seconds for the original version. It can also reach 124 mph (200 km / h) in 9.79 seconds and 186 mph (300 km / h) in 28.35 seconds.
To make the RS6 Avant so much faster, ABT installs in-house developed turbochargers, larger intercoolers and an additional oil cooling system. There is also a custom engine control unit. The new exhaust has four matt black stainless steel tailpipes 102 millimeters in diameter.
ABT also accommodates height adjustable suspension including new anti-roll bars.
The polished look of the body includes a new front fascia and rear elements made of carbon fiber with a red metallic thread in the weave. It rolls on 22-inch forged wheels that each weigh just 7.72 pounds (3.5 kilograms).
There is more red-tinted carbon fiber trim throughout the cabin. Seats, doors, armrests and door sills bear the inscription “Since 1896”.
In an odd twist, each of the 64 cars comes with a time capsule containing a fragment of the anvil from the original Abt family workshop.