As if the fans had only been waiting for it: The second model of the Signature Edition first launched by ABT Sportsline for the company’s 125th anniversary in 2021 also found new owners very quickly. After the 64 exclusively refined Audi RS 6 of the Johann Abt Signature Edition, which were sold in no time, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW launched the RSQ8 Signature Edition. Only 96 examples will be produced. Only vehicles of the highest exclusivity from ABT Sportsline are allowed to adorn themselves with the addition “Signature Edition”. A special highlight on board the strictly limited edition RSQ8 Signature Edition is the time capsule in the centre console. Inside is a fragment of the first winner’s trophy from the founder’s grandson Johann Abt.
The limited number of units of the RSQ8 Signature Edition is a reference to ABT’s founding year in 1896, when company founder Johann Abt laid the foundation for today’s global company with his horse forge known for innovative solutions. As was already the case with the Johann Abt Signature Edition, there is now again an extensive aerodynamic kit with a special and once again completely different surface structure. “Signature Carbon Bold” is the motto this time for a large number of add-on parts. In addition, there are very special forged wheels of the type HIGH PERFORMANCE “Signature Edition 23 glossy black”, an impressive interior and much more. It’s not just the attractive look of the RSQ8 Signature Edition that isimpressive.
Thanks to the ABT Power R performance upgrade, the V8 biturbo engine now produces an impressive 800 HP (589 kW). This means that the Racing Utility Vehicle from ABT Sportsline can reach speeds of up to 315 km/h and sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds. The intercooler and turbocharger specially developed for the Signature Edition models, in combination with the high-tech ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit, ensure a performance that is worthy of racing.
New owners were found almost as quickly, so that ABT Sportsline‘s stock is completely sold out. “Only a hand-picked number are still available from our sales partners. We knew that with the RSQ8 Signature Edition we had created a truly special automobile for our customers. The great interest in our Racing Utility Vehicle is a confirmation of our work and naturally makes us very happy,” explains Managing Partner Hans-Jürgen Abt. The first vehicles, all hand-built by experienced racing mechanics, will be delivered soon. Automotive exclusivity has a name: RSQ8 Signature Edition.