The hardcore Abt R8 GTR based on the Audi R8 V10 is on its way to the Geneva Motor Show for a public appearance.

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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