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We’ve all seen and heard from Tune It! Safe! over the years for their rather ambitious projects in turning just about every car - exotic or otherwise - they get their hands on into something dressed in police livery. Or in their case, "Polizia".

So it really wasn’t all that surprising to see these guys at the Essen Motor Show proudly displaying their latest work, one that involves an ABT Sportsline-tuned Audi R8 GTR that has been dressed with - what else? - police regalia.

Taking the police livery - which, by the way, was done by Foliatec - out of the equation, this R8 GTR does come with plenty of enhancements on its own, including an extensive carbon fiber body kit, an "RTK-7" police lights from Hella, a sports-tuned suspension system, a new set of 19" wheels wrapped in Hankook tires with carbon ceramic brakes, Recaro seats, and a fully-prepped rollbar.

Since Tune It! Safe! went and used an ABT R8 GTR - one of the 25 available units, we suppose - it goes without saying that the police-dressed supercar comes packed with plenty of performance upgrades, one that ended up bumping the 5.2-liter V10 engine’s output all the way up to a mouth-watering 620 horsepower and 406 lb/ft of torque. These numbers translate to a 0-62 mph time of just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 202 mph.

Quirkiness aside, we actually dig what these guys did with the ABT R8 GTR. And if we were running away from the cops, this is one police car that we wouldn’t want too see in our rear-view mirrors.

If it was an actual one, that is.

With 340 HP, the Audi RS3 is no doubt a very powerful wagon. Of course, that doesn’t mean that tuning firms are going to leave the vehicle untouched; hey, station wagons need a little love too. German tuner, ABT Sportsline’s love translates into 80 extra horsepower - up to 420 HP - with a second stage bringing out 470 HP and 465 lb-ft of torque! Who says, station wagons are boring?

In order to obtain the extra 130 HP for the second stage, the tuner installed an ABT turbocharger, a modified motor management, and a two-pipe stainless steel ABT exhaust system. This allows the Audi Rs3 to deliver a 0 to 60 mph sprint of just under 4 seconds. Both the first and second stage also get their top speed limiter removed allowing for a top speed of 177 mph.

Next to the engine upgrades, the tuner is also offering a new set of ABT light alloy wheels, size 19", wrapped in high-performance tires, 255/30 R19 on the front axle and 225/35 R19 on the rear.

The most impressive model ABT brought to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show was the R8 GT S , but alongside the luscious R8, the German tuner also brought a nifty package for the new generation Audi A6 . The modified A6 includes a some exterior updates and some changes under the hood too.

The exterior package includes new side skirts, a front spoiler, a rear skirt insert, 4-end pipes, and a new rear spoiler. No changes were made for the interior, but the luxury sedan is luxurious for a reason, so no changes were necessary for the inside of it.

For the most powerful engine in the A6 line-up, ABT Sportsline reworked the power from a standard 300 HP to an impressive 410 HP. However, the 3.0 TDI engine has also received two different updates, getting the power up to 282 HP or 310 HP from a standard 245 HP.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 Audi A6 by ABT.

What does it take to transform a good looking car into an amazing piece of fiery carbon fiber goodness? Well, for starters, it takes tons of carbon fiber (a given), a red exterior paint job, and an engine update fit for a street king. Potential suitor, meet your mate in the Audi R8 Spyder made over by ABT Sportsline . Their package, called the R8 GT S, made its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and instantly grabbed hold of our hearts.

For this project, ABT took the standard V10 engine and updated its output to an impressive 620 HP, up from the standard 525 HP. The result is a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph. But the most impressive feature for the new R8 GT S is its exterior and interior look. ABT has chosen to dress up the Audi R8 in full carbon fiber garbs, from the bonnet to the rear wing, and then doused it with a sleek red paint finish. The same treatment has also been applied in the interior.

Hit the jump to read more about the ABT R8 GT S.

While Hofele Design was the first one to reveal a tuning kit for the luxury sedan Audi A8 , Abt Sportsline brought there own version to Geneva Motor Show.

Abt focused their attention to the 4.2 TDI engine. With a few trick it has been tuned to deliver 385HP and an impressive 880 NM of torque. Next to the engine modification the tuner also added new front spoiler, side sills, the rear aprons with the tailpipe cover and the three-piece rear spoiler.

The car sits on 20 or 21 inch sizes wheels, depending on customer’s desire.

Press release after the jump.

Abt Sportsline joined the ranks of the number of tuning houses who made their presences felt at the Geneva Motor Show with their new offering: a tuning package for the new Volkswagen Golf R.

And as with most of Abt Sportsline’s works-of-art, the tuned up Volkswagen Golf sure does live up to that ’R’ (racing) label attached to it after the tuner spiked up the Golf’s engine to deliver 310 horsepower with a 0-60 sprint time in 5.2 seconds. The Golf R’s top speed was also raised to 162 mph.

Overall, Abt Sportsline’s tuning package for the Golf R comes with a new front skirt, daytime running lights, front lip spoiler and a choice between 18-inch or 19-inch wheels.

Press release after the jump.

Next to the ABT R8 GT R , the German tuner will also bring at the Geneva Motor Show a tuned version for the Audi R8 Spyder . The ABT R8 Spyder features a new front grill, front apron, side sills and rear apron with the rear spoiler as well as the dual-color coated ABT BR alloy wheels.

The engine has been tuned to deliver an impressive 600 hp (up from 525 hp). The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3,8 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph.

UPDATE 07/23/2010: Check out a brilliant red ABT R8 in action by clicking on the picture above!

Press release after the jump.

The Audi R8 V10 is a car that needs no presentation, and for sure is a car that develop enough power for most of us. But there are people out there who want more. For them, Abt Sportsline announced today the ABT R8 GT R, a tuning kit limited to only 25 units.

The R8 GT R features a carbon made bonnet, front and rear aprons, adjustable rear wing, tailgate, external mirrors and door panel. And with windows made of Makrolon, the tuner managed to reduce the total weight by 100 kilos.

Also the 5.2 FSI engine is tuned to deliver an impressive 620 hp. The result is a sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3,2 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph in 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 201 mph.

The sports car also gets height-adjustable ABT Sports suspension and adjustable dampers and 19" extremely light ABT CR alloys wheels.

UPDATE 05/31/2010: Check out some new spy shots of the ABT R8 GT R after the jump!

Press release after the jump.

ABT Sportline revealed today a tuning package for the Q7 3.0 TDI diesel SUV. With the use of the ABT Power technology, the engine’s output is raised to 278 hp and 580 Nm.

The Q7 also gets ABT Performance Springs and ABT Sports brake systems side rails, rear aprons, fender extensions, 4-pipe exhaust units and exhaust tailpipe end caps. The SUV sits on dynamic BR alloys in 9x20 and 10x22 inch wheels.

Press release after the jump.


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