Whenever ABT Sportsline provides the letter ‘R’ to certainly one of its customized automotive creations, you recognize you’re in for one thing particular.
That’s precisely the case with the newest R-badged mannequin, the ABT RSQ8-R restricted version SUV. Created to mark the corporate’s 125th birthday subsequent 12 months, the RSQ8-R shall be in-built a run of simply 125 items, one for every year ABT has been round.
Now, you could level out that the German tuner already offers a tuned model based on the Audi RS Q8 that’s able to doing the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) dash in 3.5 seconds and hitting a high velocity of 305 km/h (189.5 mph). Apparently, that mannequin was not excessive sufficient…
Enter the ABT RSQ8-R, which unlocks much more efficiency from Audi Sport’s flagship SUV. Thanks to the ABT Engine Control high-tech management unit and a specifically designed intercooler, the RSQ8-R’s 4.0-liter biturbo V8 churns out 730 HP (740 PS) and 920 Nm (678 lb-ft) of torque. This permits the large SUV to achieve a high velocity of 315 km/h (196 mph). Mind you, the utmost velocity improve is offered as an possibility.
If chosen by the shopper, it makes the RSQ8-R sooner than each the world’s fastest production SUV, the Bentley Bentayga Speed, and the Lamborghini Urus. The British luxurious SUV hits “only” 306 km/h (190 mph), whereas the Lamborghini does 305 km/h (189.5 mph). The acceleration is accompanied by a good throatier sound because of a stainless-steel ABT exhaust system with 4 102 mm (Four inch) finish pipes.
In the styling division, the aftermarket specialist made the RSQ8-R look extra radical because of a brand new aero package consisting of a number of particular person carbon fiber components. Those embrace the entrance skirt add-ons, entrance lip with add-on, mirror caps, aspect skirt add-ons, wheelhouse air flow, fender extensions, rear skirt add-on and rear spoiler. The aggressive seems to be are additionally enhanced by 23-inch flow-forming ABT High Performance HR wheels shod in 295/35 R23 tires.
As for the inside, the upgrades are extra delicate but efficient, with the obvious being the ABT steering wheel, start-stop change cap, shift knob cowl, seats embossed with ABT and RSQ8-R logos, in addition to a revised armrest and middle console. Rounding out the package deal are the door sills with ‘1 of 125’ lettering, flooring mats with the mannequin brand in addition to particular plaques, lettering and logos testifying the RSQ8-R’s rarity.