Abt RS6 Avant – the vulgar over-combo from Audi with 730 PS

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Late adolescent or vulgar? The over combo with 730 hp

Abt RS6 Avant - the vulgar over-combo from Audi with 730 PS-sports car

The Audi RS6 has 560 hp. Not bad for a station wagon, but not enough for the Allgau tuners from Abt. They turned it into a super sports car with 730 hp

Source: Steffen Roth

The tuner Abt has refined the already sporty Audi RS6 Avant. The result is a car with 730 hp that is massive in appearance, demanding in sound and almost unbeatable when driving straight ahead.

D.you want something. I can see in the rearview mirror. A Berlin police patrol, BMW 3 Series Touring, the officer in the passenger seat holds my car with a smartphone, takes a photo as evidence or shoots an entire film. But what wrong have I done? I continue to drive stubbornly at 55 km / h, which is extremely difficult with this car, but there is a speed limiter.

According to the regulations, I stop at the next red light on Potsdamer Platz. The police car is next to me now. The policeman behind the wheel gives me a thumbs up, grinning and means to lower the window. “Great car. Want to swap? "

Since I’ve been driving the Abt Audi RS6-R through Berlin for a test, this has happened to me all the time. People stop and look at the car with admiration. First keep your distance, sniff. Slowly circle the unknown. There it is. Anthracite, matt, crouched. Not that noticeable at first glance.

A station wagon, but with large wings at the front and back and smaller so-called flics on the sides, four oven-pipe-thick outlets at the rear, carbon covers and tires on rims that are otherwise only used in thick SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne. It causes more sensation than a Cayenne, Ferrari, Lamborghini or Bentley.

Potent sports car for five people

As expected, the reactions in Wedding are the most blatant, as the women gawk unabashedly (“What should be a combination?”) – and a guy in a jogging jacket and undershirt. Pulls his dog away from the tree, closer to my car. He asks me if he can touch it. I hesitate, then he strokes the fender.

The car is a very rare specimen, a new type of vehicle: it is a powerful sports car that offers enough space for five people, is long (4.98 meters) and heavy (according to the vehicle registration certificate, 2025 kilograms), and you have to give the volume of the trunk (565 liters) don’t laugh out loud.

You won’t have to worry about the seals being shaken from your teeth either. This Audi is not an alternative for Porsche and Ferrari drivers, it is a comfortable sports station wagon and as such a temptation for every father of a family.

Abt RS6 Avant - the vulgar over-combo from Audi with 730 PS-BMW 3 Series Touring

A 4.0 TFSI with 730 PS and 920 Nm works under the hood of the Abt RS6-R

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Well, the fathers of the family, who hold their breath at the sight of the RS6 Avant, which has been refurbished according to all the rules of the art, and rattle off the engine data by heart, should just have 190,450 euros left over for a new car. The equivalent of this: 4-liter V8 engine, 730 hp, almost as much as a Formula 1 racing car, almost 1000 Newton meters of torque, zero to one hundred in 3.3 seconds.

Not only the police like to drive station wagons, but also many representatives and field workers. It is the ideal company car. In Germany, company hierarchies are often reflected in horsepower figures. The tuners from Kempten wanted to create a sporty alternative to the S-Class when they sharpened the already powerful RS6 by 170 hp and 220 Newton meters?

The Abt-Audi consumes 18 liters

Or did the Allgau touring car specialists think that sports car qualities should also be granted to a family. Those who are fed up with an ordinary Volvo V70, the upscale philistine family safety car.

With Sweden through and through, it’s like this: If you drive ten meters without a seatbelt, the Volvo begins to beep penetratingly. But sometimes I do it, very briefly, out of spite, because this authoritarian siege provokes me. The Abt-Audi is a good alternative, an outrageous invitation to revolution, because the almost black Abt is really bad and doesn’t have the 666 on his license plate for nothing.

Illegal car racing in Odessa

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Tuning in Odessa: Young Ukrainians are staging an illegal race with their tuned cars like this Lada on a remote road on the outskirts of Odessa. Just wait here BMW 3 Series and a VW Golf at the start signal.

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Spin, get set, go: The 1.6 kilometer long remote road on the outskirts of Odessa is dead straight.

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The participants and spectators of the road race want to forget the crisis for a few hours and just have fun with motorsport. They take photos during the race and ffilm the duels with their cell phones.

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There are no safety precautions. The spectators either sit directly on the side of the road or …

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… stand on the back of trucks along the 1.6-kilometer route.

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The race does not go completely without injuries. This motorcyclist fell while losing control of his bike. The spectators help him; There are no paramedics on site, after all, it is an illegal race.

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The owner of this car should not be happy either. He just parked his car along the way. A racing driver has gone off the road and gone to ruinOld car crashed.

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The people of Ukraine are afraid of the future. Above all, young people find diversion and, above all, fun …

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… in car tuning and road racing.

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An ideal road to get the most out of your cars (in this case an Opel Vectra).

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I’m going on a trip to Mecklenburg with my family, my nose on the asphalt. From zero to Gremlin in just over an hour, that’s exactly what the Audi wants to tempt you to do. With my Renault I would need at least an hour and a half for the route, but something strange happens to me in the test car after we have covered the 130 km / h section on the A24. He doesn’t want to get down from the left lane, the speedometer needle glides higher and higher without hesitation.

It’s a bit like being a toddler on the summer toboggan run. You’re sitting very close to the ground and it can suddenly get very fast. With the round Alcantara-covered steering wheel in your hands, it is only a short distance to world domination.

Imposing rumble of thunder from the four tailpipes

My wife, on the other hand, thinks that the car looks like a macho who runs like crazy into the gym: half the muscles would have done it too. He is certainly not frugal. He allows himself 18 liters of the finest freshly tapped fuel, super plus, for 100 kilometers with a sporty driving style.

Days later I drove out of Berlin again on the Automobile Traffic and Exercise Road (Avus for short) – in the direction of Magdeburg. There are a few places on this route where you can legally drive relatively fast. The Abt-Audi did that too, this time I drove the red glowing speedometer needle in dynamic mode up to 300 km / h.

The amazing thing was that the car remained very quiet even with the greatest effort, much quieter than I am used to from my Renault – and it rarely reaches a cruising speed of more than 140 km / h.

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The powerful Allgau catapults his occupants from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.3 seconds. That is a tenth faster than a Porsche 911 Turbo. It’s only over at 320 km / hs.

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If you want to hear the Audi roar, it’s best to do it at a standstill or in town. If the eight-speed DSG is engaged in the S-speed steps, it reinforces the hello-here-come-I effect. Then an intimidating thunderstorm of sound brews in the exhaust tract, which discharges itself from the four tailpipes in an impressive rumble of thunder when the accelerator is released. The hierarchies in road traffic are organized by themselves. One thing is for sure: I’m happy to let me go.

But this Audi is about even bigger questions. What suits a person? Should you find out what suits you and then stick to it, or should you purposefully say goodbye to habits in life?

From the tuning cabinet of curiosities

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Roadster with wings: with such add-on parts from the Mercedes tuner Koenig Specials, SL drivers can be sure of undivided attention.

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Breitbau: This classic golf car drifting through the curve is also conspicuous through and through. Abt once installed a turbo engine with 163 hp under the hood of the GTI.

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It all started with the red pig: Mercedes tuner AMG caused a sensation among tuning fans with this motorsport conversion of the S-Class. The Affalterbacher are considered to be one of the most renownedtest factory forges in the world.

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Boah-ey-factor: Imposing spoiler brand "French fries counter" at the rear of this Mercedes, also from Koenig Specials.

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A converted VW Beetle with exposed wheels.

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This Opel Manta has also been badly alienated.

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Or more simply: Who needs a station wagon with 730 hp? The target group, so to speak, I quickly found out, thinks the car is late-pubescent to vulgar, and the apparently very few people who buy it anyway develop paranoia in the worst case, because the others who can’t buy it constantly grope their good want.

I probably just overestimate this contrast. The Audi abbot is guaranteed to find buyers – it is only built 25 times in total.

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