Abt R8 GTR Revealed Prior to Geneva Debut

The Abt R8 GT R is on its way to the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. This supercar is of course based on the Audi R8 V10 but with a few performance enhancements. Only 25 units will be produced.

"The R8 GT R is an uncompromising racing car for the road, and provides maximum performance," says company founder Christian Abt

Changes include the following carbon fibre components: the bonnet, the front apron, side mirrors, door panels, rear apron, the rear wing and the tailgate. A total of 100kg have been shaved off the standard car.

To make it more hardcore things like Recaro racing seats, 4-point seat belt system, stainless steel roll-over bar with seat belt attachment and even a hand-held fire extinguisher are available. The suspension system is adjustable for height while the brakes are ceramic-based.

The 5.2-litre V10 has had its power bumped from 386kW (525 PS / 518 hp) to a hot 456kW (620 PS / 612 hp). It will help the Abt R8 GT R sprint from 0 - 100km/h in 3.2 seconds and reach 200km/h (124 mph) in 9.9 seconds.

High res photos will be added as soon as we receive them.


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Motor show Geneva Motor Show
Model Audi R8
Automaker Audi
Article type Tuners
Tags 2010 geneva auto salon, 2010 geneva motor show, abt, abt r8 gtr, abt r8 gt r, abt sportsline, audi r8, audi r8 v10, r8