German tuner ABT Sportsline has elaborated a power kit for the Audi RS3 Sportback.

German tuner ABT Sportsline has elaborated a power kit for the Audi RS3 Sportback.

The RS3 recently lost the power hatch crown as Mercedes-Benz bumped the A45 AMG's output to 381 PS, thus dethroning the 367 PS Sportback. However, ABT now has a fix for that as they worked on the 5-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and managed to squeeze a total of 430 PS (316 kW) while torque has risen from the series 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) to a massive 530 Nm (391 lb-ft).

Thanks to the extra punch, the RS3 will be able to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) task in 4.1 seconds which makes it 0.2s quicker than the stock model. Consequently, the top speed has been increased from the electronically-limited 155 mph (250 km/h) to 177 mph (285 km/h).

As if this major power hike wasn't enough already, ABT Sportsline has informed us they are working on a stage two kit which will increase those output figures even further. Until then, we can feast our eyes on this featured car which has gained the tuner's 19-inch set of alloys wrapped around in 235/35 R19 Continental tires. At an additional cost, ABT is offering custom floor mats and LED door entrance lights projecting the company's logo.

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ABT dials the Audi RS3 Sportback to a massive 430 PS