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ABT RS7-R: Audi RS7 Sportback Gets 740hp Upgrade

ABT has finally turned its attention to the RS7 Sportback. The ABT RS7-R turns the RS7 into a monster sports sedan thanks to a healthy boost in performance, additional carbon fibre body parts and a unique wrap.

The ABT RS7-R is limited to just 125 copies. At the heart of the package is a power boost. The ABT Power R package boosts output from 600 hp and 800 Nm of torque, up to 740 hp and 920 Nm of torque. There is little explanation as to how the boost is achieved but it should be reassuring to learn that the improvements come with a 2-year guarantee.

The suspension also receives a set of modifications. Customers have two options. A set of ABT coilover suspension springs can be specced with a height-adjustable front (5 – 25 mm) and rear axle (5 – 30 mm). A set of sports anti-roll bars are also on offer constructed from high-tensile steel with forged ends.

The ABT front grille frame add-on and front lip add-on are new. These combine with an ABT rear spoiler and rear skirt add-on. Further optional extras such as an extended interior package or the optionally available 22-inch ABT HR Aero wheels can be found in the ABT Configurator.

The example in the photos belongs to Daniel Abt, the founder’s son and current Formula E drive. It’s called the ALLTHEWAYABT RS7-R, adorned with a special orange-coloured design. They combine with a painted set of brake callipers and a set of 22-inch HR wheels which are options for any other RS7-R.

Inside, ABT are able to offer a complete set of interior enhancements with ABT leather and carbon fibre available for the steering wheel. This ABT RS7-R also gets a new seat set.

Of course, if you want something a little less subtle, ABT also offer a 700 hp upgrade.

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AddArmor APR RS7

When we’re thinking about armored vehicles, we picture gargantuan SUVs, stretch limos, and other custom platforms. On the other hand, modern manufacturing methods are coming up with lightweight armor for smaller transportation. Meanwhile, there are unique exceptions wherein these upgrades are applied to sportier models. Not long ago, we showcased the Armormax 2018 Dodge Charger RT, which is quite the rare specimen, but now we have the AddArmor APR RS7.

It’s difficult to believe that this sleek coupe packs some serious ballistic protection at first glance. However, AddArmor assures its clientele that everything is in place to keep its occupants safe from harm. Moreover, there are claims that the APR RS7 is currently the world titleholder for the fastest armored car. Clocking in with a max speed of 202 miles per hour, it’s easy to see why this $205,000 tank deserves that recognition.

Conventional armor adds a hefty bulk to any vehicle that uses it, which is why the AddArmor APR RS7 is vastly different. Instead of using steel plating, the company is slapping on a special polycarbonate composite. Even more impressive is the fact that this material reportedly performs better than its metal counterpart. Moreover, it’s a lightweight option that just adds less than 200 pounds to the coupe’s standard weight.

Nitpicking a little more reveals that its armor level rating is B4 and is enough to withstand small arms fire. Additionally, APR is tuning the engine to squeeze out 760 horsepower that allows it to go from standstill to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. The AddArmor APR RS7 is a solid choice if you want to quickly move maneuver out of a dicey situation.

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