ABT R8 GTR heading to Geneva Motor Show

ABT has revised its GTR aftermarket program for the Audi R8 and it will be showcased in Geneva next month.

ABT Sportsline will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month a revised GTR aftermarket program for the Audi R8.

This time they focused on the V10-powered R8 facelift which has a 5.2-liter FSI engine developing 550 HP (404 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) in the Plus version. If this isn't enough, ABT's engineers can increase the output to 620 HP (456 kW) and 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) of torque.

While the stock V10 R8 does the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 3.5 seconds, the ABT-tuned variant will do it in 3.2 seconds, en route to a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h), whereas the standard model hits 193 mph (311 km/h).

Carbon fiber was used for making the side skirts, hood, front and rear apron, rear wing and also for the adjustable front splitter. Thanks to these changes, the Audi R8 GTR by ABT weighs 1,515 kg (3,340 lbs), making it 110 kg (242 lbs) lighter than the standard model. Other modifications include a stainless steel exhaust system, forged 19-inch alloys, as well as a coil-over sports suspension with adjustable dampers.

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