ABT builds unique Audi RS6+ for skiing star Jon Olsson

ABT builds unique Audi RS6+ for skiing star Jon Olsson

/ February 27, 2018 / 1137 Views
Posted in: ABT Tuning, Audi, Audi RS6, Tuned

For the most part, Jon Olsson is a cool guy. The famous freeskiing legend, who recently took on Alpine disciplines as a ski racer, is also a well-established entrepreneur and a legit car nut. His car collection is one of the most inspiring and appealing showcases of what a young petrolhead can do – as he always tends to customize his vehicles. A few years back, Jon owned a gorgeous Audi RS6 DTM. This vehicle was the darling of the aftermarket tuning world and automotive blogs alike, but unfortunately, it all ended up badly. The vehicle was stolen, then set on fire and Jon was left with a bad taste in his mouth.

Now, he took delivery of his latest tuning project; the Audi RS6+ dubbed “Phoenix”. Built by ABT Sportsline, it follows the same extravagant lines of his past RS6 build closely. The vehicle is fully customized with their Individual range.

The Scandinavian car enthusiast even personally helped with some of the details. “The project with Jon Olsson was a great challenge for our ABT Individual team. It once again proved that we can satisfy even the most discerning customer requirements,” Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of ABT Sportsline, explains. The vehicle delivers a whopping 735 horsepower and 920 Nm of torque, thanks to ABT Power R tuning program, making it the ultimate model in the current performance range. Compared to the production rated Audi RS6 – which delivers 605 horsepower and 700Nm of torque – Jon’s ride is not that powerful, but it still delivers an impressive power upgrade.

Olsson’s new rocket is based on the “normal” RS6+, which ABT Sportsline builds in a limited edition of 50 vehicles based on the RS 6 Performance. Compared to the distinctive one-of-a-kind “Phoenix”, that seems almost like a large-scale production run. Thanks to a very special sports exhaust system, which was produced in manual labor as an export version for the Swedish customer, this Avant produces an unrivaled sound and even more power. One of the most impressive features is the unique look of the car. It takes the skiing star’s typical “snow camouflage” wrapping to new heights. The driver’s side is black, while the passenger sits in the white zone. This wacky design is called “split camo”.

The cool film wrap should not detract from the numerous add-on parts from ABT, though, most of which are made from visible carbon: a front lip, front skirt add-ons, mirror covers, wheel arch vents, side skirt add-ons, rear skirt add-ons and a rear spoiler were fitted. Tinted front, rear and side windows, as well as darkened headlight, covers complete the “Olsson look” – almost. The first prototype of the ABT aero wheel, which was specially built for the Swedish star based on the matte black ABT FR rim, is another great eyecatcher.

Undoubtedly, Jon will grab prying eyes anywhere he goes thanks to this awesome showpiece of the aftermarket tuning industry, that’s for sure. Grab a detailed look at the Audi RS6+ build right below.

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Been in the automotive industry ever since he got out of high school. Loves 911s, and everything BMW makes, even the new cars. He also enjoys racing events, even as a spectator, hanging on the side of the pit wall and taking pictures and drinking espresso that makes want to write more. Too tall to drive almost any supercar, but that doesn't stop him from bashing out people that do. Follows the aftermarket tuning industry in depth. Loves to spend time at BMW Welt. Enjoys too much coffee.

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