Abt's 523-HP Audi RS4 Avant Looks Like Perfect Snowmobile

For a meaner look, Abt adds lots of carbon fiber trim, too.

Abt specializes is tuning Volkswagen Group’s vehicles, and it’s now showing off work to make the Audi RS4 Avant an even more powerful way to haul the family. The firm’s new RS4+ is limited to a run of just 50 examples, and deliveries begin in March. Plus, the company provided some amazing photos of this Misano Red wagon enjoying a winter landscape.

The Abt RS4+ comes standard with 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts), but the company can push the output to 523 hp (390 kW) if clients don’t mind spending a little more. For a better sound, the tuner adds a new exhaust with four outlets, and the carbon trim provides an extra visual flourish. The revised suspension offers an adjustable ride height, so drivers can lift the wagon in case the snow drifts get too high.

For reference, a stock RS4 has 444 horsepower (331 kilowatts) and 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters). An eight-speed automatic sends the power to an all-wheel-drive system.

For a more aggressive look, Abt also adds new carbon trim around the grille, splitter, and front fender accents. Matching parts adorn the rear skirt and wing. The RS4+ rides on a set of black 20-inch wheels with spokes that have a subtle V shape as they connect to the rim.

On the inside, the changes are more subtle. Abt adds its logo to the start-stop button, top of the gearshift, headrests, and other bits of trim. When approaching the vehicle, the RS4+ logo appears on the ground.

We’ll get a better look at the RS4+ at Abt’s display at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The example at the event will be in a vibrant shade of Viper Green.

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