ABT Sportsline presents a tuning and styling kit for the Audi R8 V10. Power has gone from 525hp to 600hp and the body has received some upgrades, using mostly carbon fibre-based components.
ABT Sportsline can always be relied upon to squeeze more excitement out of any Audi product. This time they have taken the R8 5.2-litre FSI V10 from super to super duper. Factory dynos place power at 386kW (525hp) and 530Nm of torque. The tuner has increased power to 441kW (600hp) and simultaneously decreased acceleration times to 3.8 seconds for the 0 - 100km/h sprint. Audi claims 3.9 seconds. The ABT R8 5.2 FSI has a top speed of 322 km/h (200 mph). To keep it all clean and comfortable an adjustable sports suspension system has been installed.
"The 600 horsepower should be present, but also be available on the street," said DTM race driver and Abt-Sportsline principal Christian Abt, "And the car can also be at the highest speeds and more demanding routes moving at the limit not only on paper."
The ABT Sportsline DTM crew designed the bodywork which features an ABT front grille, new front air dams, side skirts, a rear apron, a striking rear wing and an ABT four-pipe exhaust system. Carbon fibre was used extensively throughout manufacturing. The gleaming wheels are ABT AR and BR 20-inch types.