German tuner ABT Sportsline has revealed a one-off version of the Audi RS6 Avant sporting Nogaro livery.

This latest tuned version combines the power of the ABT RS6+ with the bespoke styling of the Nogaro Edition, first issued by Audi as an exclusive edition of the RS6 Performance.

The performance wagon is powered by an upgraded version of the 4,0-litre twin-turbo V8 found in the limited-edition RS6 Performance. But by adding an auxiliary engine control unit and uprated stainless steel exhaust system, ABT has upped peak outputs from 445 kW and 750 N.m to 541 kW and 920 N.m of torque. When compared with the original RS6, that's a 129 kW jump...

ABT claims these figures allow the tuned Audi to complete the 0-100 km/h sprint in 3,3 seconds, some four-tenths quicker than the performance derivative on which it is based. Top speed, meanwhile, is increased from 305 km/h to 320 km/h.

Furthermore, the RS6+ Nogaro has been fitted with an "extensive aerodynamics package" that includes a carbon-fibre front lip, front skirt add-ons, side-mirror covers, side skirt and rear skirt add-ons and a rear spoiler. The 21-inch wheels found on the original Nogaro Edition are replaced by 22-inch ABT Sport GR items with blue accents.

Blue Alcantara seats with contrast stitching are found inside. According to the Kempten-based firm, the Nogaro Blue paint pays homage to the first Audi to bear the RS moniker, the 1994 RS 2 Avant.

Author: Marius Boonzaier