July 20, 2023
Audi – The special model ABT RS7 Legacy Edition
Only recently, ABT Sportsline, leading tuner for Audi and VW Group vehicles, presented the special model ABT RS6 Legacy Edition (LE). A high-performance sports car as the culmination of two decades of RS6 history. Now ABT Sportsline is following suit and presenting another fascinating special model, the ABT RS7-LE*, which is also limited to 200 units and meets the very highest standards.
Audi presented the RS7 in 2013. With an extensive facelift, the powerful Audi RS7 Sportback entered its second generation in 2020. Since then, the look of the RS7 has differed considerably from that of other A7 versions. The front apron with the honeycomb inlays typical of Audi Sport and the huge air intakes make for a martial appearance. At the rear, the standard RS7 bears the oval tailpipes typical of all Audi RS models.
Now the engineers at ABT Sportsline have taken on the top model based on the A7 series and raised it to a new level with many technological advances and refinements. ABT increased the standard 463 kW (630 hp) of the AUDI RS7 AUDI RS7 Performance (MKB: DYGA) to approx. 559 kW (760 hp) with a maximum torque of 980 Nm** incl. ABT turbocharger and ABT intercooler with the in-house ABT POWER R technology.
The suspension, which has been adapted to the increased performance, with the ABT coilover springs and ABT sports stabilisers on the front and rear axles ensure perfect road holding at all times. The free-standing rear spoiler and the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport 295/30 ZR22 tyres mounted on ABT HIGH PERFORMANCE IR22 forged rims in glossy black also play their part. This track-inspired high performance tyre offers superior handling on dry roads and extremely balanced performance on wet roads.
What also makes the ABT RS7-LE visually special is the “Signature Carbon Bold” surface used on the add-on parts. In addition to the ABT Carbon insert integrated into the bonnet, the striking structure also adorns, for example, the front lip with the integrated front blades, the front skirt inserts, the front grille attachment, the mirror cap attachments, side skirt inserts, side blades, the rear skirt insert and the rear wing, which is now free-standing and newly designed compared to the standard model.
For the appropriate orchestration, ABT Sportsline has installed the modern ABT silencer system made of stainless steel, which ends in ABT 4-pipe trims with a diameter of 102 mm.
Of course, the ABT RS7 Legacy Edition also impresses with its inner values. ABT Sportsline refined the interior with the Dinamica soul fabric on the gear knob cap, the dashboard and seat frame trims. This soft, suede-like surface is not only particularly flame-retardant, but also optimally protected against moisture and dirt thanks to its Teflon coating.
The special model ABT RS7-LE is also visually distinguished from the standard RS7 by the refinement of the front seats with the ABT logo in the headrest and the RS7-LE logo in the head of the backrest. The corresponding logo is also embroidered into the ABT floor mats.
The ABT steering wheel stands out with its high-quality Alcantara finish and the sporty 12 o’clock marking, which shines discreetly red through the perforated material. Every ABT steering wheel has the full range of sensors, analogous to the original Audi steering wheel. Further modifications to the interior of the ABT RS7-LE include the door entry lighting and the start-stop switch cap.
Of course, the ABT RS7 Legacy Edition is compatible with the “myABT” APP. This provides an insight into the vehicle’s performance data such as power, coolant and intake air temperature. In this way, future owners will experience the special features of their vehicle particularly closely and intensively in the MMI via Apple CarPlay. They also get access to various Charisma settings such as ECO, SPORT or RACE for a needs-based adjustment of the performance characteristics to the fuel quality. More info on the entire range of functions: MY ABT App
*Price € 102,600 gross, plus assembly, paint and MOT.
(Package price plus base price Audi RS7 from € 128,000 incl. VAT)
**The stated values vary for the engine code letters DJPB, DYGB: 559 kW (760 hp) at 920 Nm
The engine performance figures comply with the requirements of EEC/80/1269. The procedure and the test bench manufacturer have been verified and approved by the vehicle manufacturer. You can find further details here