Abt Sportsline

Abt Sportsline

You know what are the advantages of being a police officer? After catching the bad guys - especially those that have sweet rides - you can also use their, uhm...so-called ’assets’ like, say, a £40,000 Audi Q7 TDI tuned by Abt Sportsline . Once the car of a criminal gang from Glasgow is now being used as a patrol car. Yeah, we saw that coming.

According to Chief Constable John Neilson: "I would say to the criminals that what you have this week; your houses, your cars - you might not have next week. The hard working, law abiding citizens need to know that we are hurting those involved in serious and organized crime where it matters - their pockets. These criminals are fast realizing that they are not above the law. They may think that they are getting away with it, but we are determined to make a long-term impact in this area."

And as proof that Chief Constable Neilson talks the talk, check out that ’confiscated’ AS7 that’s been turned into a patrol vehicle. Looks good in its new digs, doesn’t it?

Source: BBC

Abt Sportsline’s R8 GT-R was quite arguably, one of the most popular tuned-up supercars to make an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show.

Combining a significant power upgrade and a stream-lined and stylish look, the R8 GT-R, which was based on the Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI , comes with a significant engine upgrade that saw its performance levels get spiked from 525 horsepower to 620 horsepower. The bump in pony power allows the R8 GT-R to clock a 0-100 km/h (62mph) time of just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 202 mph.

ABT Sportsline also saw to it to give their creation a minor aesthetic makeover, which includes a carbon made bonnet, front and rear aprons, adjustable rear wing, tailgate, external mirrors and door panel.

In this video, ABT Sportsline’s head honchos, Hans Jürgen Abt and Albert Deuring take us on a little walk-a-bout tour of sorts and explains the method and motivation to turning the ABT R8 GT-R from an idea to reality.

Source: Vimeo

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.

The German tuning firm ABT Sportsline has announced the first details about their plans for upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March and we must say that it is quite an impressive lineup! The list of entrants includes new a customization program for the all new 2011 A8 dubbed the ABT AS8, a hard core ABT R8 GTR, a drop top ABT R8 Spyder as well as the new ABT Golf R . The four Geneva how cars are marked by ABT Sportsline’s never ending quest for perfection and their attention to detail producing impressive, beautiful and dynamic designs. Showing off the latest and greatest that ABT Sportsline has to offer, all of the tuner cars will be shod with the all new ABT CR rolling stock.

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.

The German tuning firm ABT Sportsline has just released a customization program for the latest addition to Audi’s midsize lineup, the shapely A5 sportback. As far as appearances are concerned, ABT’s aero kit includes a new front apron, grill replacement, decorative fender inserts and a more pronounced rear spoiler. Poking out from underneath the rear bumper is a quad tip sport tuned exhaust that adds both sporting sound and style to the sportback which is finished off with a set of ABT’s signature BR Sport Rims ranging in sizes from 18 to 20 inches in diameter.

Audi AS5 Sportback by ABT

Being the race car builders that they are, ABT also has a few power packages to add a bit more oomph along with the restyling. The alternatively fueled 3.0 Liter TDI powered version’s output can be upped to 282 HP or even 310 HP depending on if you get the standard ABT POWER unit or the more powerful S version. Meanwhile the turbocharged four cylinder 2.0 Liter TFSI gets upped to 275 HP. So if you want to take one of Audi’s most stylish packages to date and make it your own ABT might just be what you are looking for.

Press release after the jump.

After seeing MTM’s customization program for the new Golf GTD we know that Honda and Mugen don’t have a monopoly on the modified hatchback market. As further proof, the German tuning house ABT Sportsline has just come up with a kit of their own for the diesel burning turbocharged Golf VI. Aside from giving the TDI hatchback a 50 HP kick in the pants with one of their ABT Power units, the Germans have also reworked the Golf’s exterior to further suit their own brand of style.

Golf VI GTD by ABT

The aero mods include a new front bumper with much more angular intakes as well as a set of stylish strips of LED driving lights. Out back the new rear diffuser makes room for ABT’s signature quad tipped exhaust pipes while an oversized wing keeps things planted at speed. Finishing off the design, ABT is offering a few wheel and tire options with their sporty AR and BR models available in either 18 or 19 inches in diameter. The alternatively fueled 2.0 Liter power plant now makes a total 190 HP and a very diesel like 288 lb-ft of torque, and although it may not sound so impressive going from 0 to 60 MPH in 7.1 seconds isn’t too bad for a diesel, and neither is a 143 MPH top speed. The best part about tuning a diesel is that when you are done you’re still driving a green vehicle.

Press release after the jump.

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