Updated: Apr 21, 2021
Audi RSQ8 - ABT SPORTSLINE RSQ8-R
Introducing the ABT RSQ8-R, limited to just 125 units globally. This strictly limited model is the ultimate expansion stage of a vehicle, which with 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm in production trim, has already set a Nordschleife record for SUVs. Of course, the exclusive special model created by ABT can even beat this. ABT has upped the ante with the Power S performance upgrade to deliver 700 hp (515 kW) and 880 Nm right off the bat. If that's not enough power for you then there is the ABT Power R upgrade, Here the high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control works in conjunction with a specially designed intercooler, resulting in 740 hp (544 kW) and 920 Nm. We offer an optional top speed increase to 315 km/h. Until recently, this tempo range was clearly considered the territory of super sports cars. The rare RSQ8-R also knows how to make its presence felt acoustically. This is guaranteed by the stainless steel ABT exhaust system. With its four 102-mm end pipes, it also makes a visual statement.
However, the ABT RSQ8-R does not only display its special status by means of striking details. The aero package is a rolling flagship for the skills of the ABT design department. It comprises of the following individual carbon fibre elements: Front skirt add-ons, front lip with add-on, mirror caps, side skirts, wheelhouse ventilation, fender extensions, rear skirt add-on and rear spoiler.
The sporty, upgraded interior presents itself at the highest level. This is demonstrated, for example, by the ABT steering wheel upgrade*, the start-stop-switch-cap and the shift knob cover. Further elements are the revised armrest and center console as well as the ABT seat refinement. Door sills with the lettering "1 of 125", floor mats with the model logo as well as special plaques, lettering and logos testify to our expert's love of detail.
High rollers in the literal sense are the weight-optimised 23-inch ABT High Performance GR** rims.
Thus the ABT RSQ8-R presents itself as a vehicle which is strictly limited and has an almost unlimited potential.