When it comes to German performance saloons, the Audi RS6 and RS7 models are among the coolest ever created. Long and sleek with typical new-generation Audi looks, healthy power and handling abilities that are better than the large body makes you think. As is the norm with performance Audis, there are aftermarket tuning options for days, and amongst these one of the most well-known and trusted names is ABT Sportsline. The firm specialises in VAG cars, and when they release an upgrade kit or a makeover package you know it’s going to fit how they say it will and do what it’s advertised to do. If they do the job, you even get a decent warranty, which shows a healthy amount of trust in their own products. This latest project to be released by the German tuning powerhouse centres on the Audi RS7, a beast of a car. In its natural state, the saloon is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 that creates 441 kW (600 hp) of power with a high 800 Nm of torque. That torque is needed to shift all 2 140 kg, and it does so pretty damn well. The behemoth can hit 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and it has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h, with an optional driver’s package that rises to 305 km/h. It’s no slouch. But as ABT says: “600 horsepower was yesterday”. Enter the Audi ABT RS6 and RS7 Legacy Edition packages. There are some tasty visual enhancements, but the core of the Legacy Edition is giving the car the right modifications with a thoroughly researched and innovative cooling system to allow a power output of 736 kW (1 000 hp) and 1150 Nm.
Take a look at the YouTube video from ABT Sportsline where Mr Abt himself takes us through the transformation of the already powerful Audi RS7 into an ABT Sportsline special that has all the right upgrades in all the right places, most importantly the right upgrades to bump the power up to a whopping 1 000 hp. "600 horsepower was yesterday" as they say: 1000 HP ABT RS7 Legacy Edition - the superlative power upgrade | ABT Sportsline
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