ABT’s 1 of 125 RSQ8-R is Here to Take on the Bentayga Speed

Yesterday, Bentley announced that it had stuck a W12 into its Bentayga to renew its title as the fastest SUV on earth. ABT politely disagrees.

Its challenger, the Riskater, is a 740 HP tuned version of the RS Q8 and it can hit 195 mph. Take that Bentayga Speed and your paltry 190+ mph top speed.

The extra power is not only greater than the stock RS Q8 (by 140 hp), but greater than the previous ABT tune (by another 40 hp).

To make sure you don’t mistake it for some humdrum RS Q8, it has 4-inch pipes at the back, which ABT calls “a visual statement.” And to make sure it can hit its top speed of 195 mph, it gets front skirt add-ons, front lip with add-on, mirror caps, side skirts, wheelhouse ventilation, fender extensions, rear skirt add-ons, and a rear spoiler. It also gets 23-inch wheels to make the Bentayga’s 22s look puny by comparison.

As mentioned, ABT will only be making 125 Riskaters, and boy do they want you to know about it. The door sills and floor mats will get special logos reminding you that you’re in a rare car.