ABT Audi Q7 V12 TDI

Audi’s 6.0 Litre V12 TDI engine may have been dropped from development in the R8 but we must remember that it has made it to Audi’s flagship Q7. As a commemoration of the companies (now broken) back wins at Le Mans, the car was released with the V12 TDI making it the most powerful diesel engine used in a series car. It was only a matter of time before companies like ABT managed to get their hands on it!

 

On the companies website they joke about how the cars figures aren’t to be mistaken with a move into the market for heavy truck engines. No wonder when you read that this beast features 560bhp and a staggering 1200Nm of torque. That’s only 50Nm short of the Bugatti Veyron’s 2250Nm of torque!

The laws of physics restrain the car from reaching 100km/h (62mph) in any less than 5.3 seconds. Top speed is most likely limited by aerodynamics to 258km/h (160mph). Also featured are a few aesthetic tweaks including a styling kit and a new set of alloys. No word on price although we suspect that only an ECu rework and a new exhaust is needed for this tune-up. Expect less rather than more!