Madcap Audi ABT RS7-R revealed with 730bhp

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.

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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