We never considered the Audi R8 a model that needs much improvement. We think it has everything it needs: beauty, style and power.
The folks over at ABT Sportsline have developed a very cool kit for the 2013 R8 V10 and transformed it into "an extreme athlete." The tuner started by doing some tricks under the hood, including installing an ABT POWERed kit that increases the engine’s output to a total of 600 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque - up from the standard 525 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque.
Thanks to these upgrades, the ABT R8 V10 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and up to a top speed of 198 mph. That’s a 0.2-second drop in 0-to-60 time and a 2 mph increase in top speed from the factory numbers.
Also, because it is even more powerful than the standard version, the tuner equipped it with new ABT suspension springs and coil-overs that both lowered the car’s ride and improved road behavior.
Click past the jump to read more about the Audi R8 V10 by ABT Sportsline.
Volkswagen Tiguan received a first update at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and surprisingly, no major tuning kits have been announced for the small SUV since then. Today however, German tuner, ABT Sportsline, announced a complete upgrade kit for the Tiguan that includes exterior and upgrades for nearly every engine in the lineup.
The exterior kit includes a new front grille, new door strip attachments and for the rear, a new skirt that hides the exhaust pipes and a new spoiler. The tuner is advising its clients to opt for either the ER-C or DR wheels, but CR alloy wheels are also available.
Under the hood, the tuner upgrades both the petrol and diesel engines. The 2.0-liter TDI version is tuned to 140, 170 or 195 horsepower (up from the standard 110, 140 and 170 horsepower). The 1.4-liter turbo version now delivers 160, 180 or 210 horsepower, depending on the version your Tiguan has. For the most powerful engine, the 2.0-liter TSI engine delivers either 230 or 260 horsepower.
Last month, the German tuner, ABT Sportsline, unveiled the Audi AS6 - a tuning kit that develops a total of 420 horsepower. Still, the tuner thought the car could do better and today it announced a second kit called AS6-R that upgrades the output to a total of 600 horsepower.
In order to get this 180-horsepower increase, the new AS6-R received an ABT Power S kit that includes an optimized engine management and an ABT turbocharger. Peak torque has been increased to 553 pound-feet and the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 3.9 seconds. The speed limiter has also been removed, which allows the AS6-R to now hit a top speed of 192 mph. ABT also installed a new sport-type exhaust system that significantly improved the engine’s sound.
The car’s exterior has also been modified with the addition of a new front skirt add on, a side skirt add on and a new rear spoiler. All new items were made from carbon fiber.
The AS6-R will be offered with new 21-inch wheels wrapped in high-performance tires.
The seventh- generation Golf GTI made its official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and it already received its first tuning kit. The package was announced by German tuner, ABT Sportsline, and it features two different upgrade kits and an aerodynamic kit that transforms the car into the coolest GTI you will ever see.
For the engine upgrade, ABT is offering two stages. In stage one, the standard 230 horsepower goes up to 270 horsepower. The tuner is currently developing a stage two that will take the engine’s output up to 310 horsepower - a number more suitable for a sports hatch.
The exterior kit combines the most suitable colors for a sports car: white, red and an aggressive black. The aerodynamic kit includes a new front spoiler and front grille, and new mirror caps and side skirts. For the rear, new skirt inserts and trunk lid attachment, plus a new exhaust system with four end pipes.
Customers will have the possibility to choose between two different wheels, measuring 18 or 19 inches and combined with suspension springs that will lower the car’s ride.
German tuner, ABT Sportsline, has prepared an aggressive offensive for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Alongside the RS5-R and the R8 GT-R, the tuner is also going to unveil a kit based on the S6 Avant. In total, the three packages are delivering an amazing output of 1,860 horsepower, so it looks like ABT’s stand is going to be very crowded.
With its new tuning package based on the S6 Avant, ABT wants to prove that even an everyday car can be transformed into "an invincible super sports car."
The standard version S6 Avant is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that produces 420 horsepower, but ABT managed to increase this output by 180 horsepower to a total of 600 horsepower - an output that makes it even more powerful than the RS6 Avant, which delivers a total of "only" 560 horsepower!
Full details will be unveiled during the car’s official debut in Geneva.
With a number of programs headed to the biggest auto show of the year, ABT Sportsline is determined to show the gathered masses that it’s one of the best Audi tuners in the world. And what better way to prove that point by bringing a new program for the German brand’s resident supercar: the [http://www.topspeed.com/cars/audi/2013-audi-r8-v10-ar132905.html].
The GTR program for the R8 GT was actually developed sometime back, but the one that’s going to Geneva is a revised version that features new and exciting modifications.
With every intention of shaving off some weight to make the R8 lighter and faster, ABT Sportsline fitted the German supercar with a new carbon-fiber aero kit that includes a new hood, front and rear aprons, new side skirts and a rear wing. With all these new components in tow, ABT was able to shave 242 pounds off of the R8, no small feat for a car that now weighs just 3,340 pounds. Rounding out the exterior mods include a set of 19-inch forged alloy wheels a new stainless-steel exhaust system, and a coil-over sports suspension with adjustable dampers.
For the engine - the unquestioned highlight of the GTR program - ABT Sportsline did its usual array of magic tricks on the R8’s 5.2-liter FSI engine, increasing the output from 550 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque all the way up to an impressive 620 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque.
With these modifications, the German supercar is now capable of hitting 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.2 seconds - three-tenths of a second faster than the production model. It is capable of hitting a top speed of 202 mph, a significant job from the standard R8’s 193 mph top speed.
The RS version of the new Audi A5 is one car that definitely needs no upgrades, but German tuner, ABT Sportsline, chose to do it anyways. The tuner will unveil its RS5-R tuning kit, which will upgrade both the look and the engine output of the RS5, at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
For the exterior, ABT prepared an aerodynamic kit that includes a new front apron, front splitter, side skirts and rear wing - all made in carbon fiber. The car sits on a set of 20-inch alloy wheels combined with high-performance tires. For the interior, ABT combined the highest quality black and red Alcantara with carbon-fiber insertions on the door panels. The bucket seats received racing stripes and for increased safety a stainless-steel roll cage and four-point seat belts.
The best upgrades were made under the hood where the tuner combined the V-8 engine with a new exhaust system with lateral dual pipes. As a result, the standard 450 horsepower output has been increased by 20 horsepower and the 0-to-60 mph sprint is now made in 4.6 seconds - 0.3 seconds quicker than standard version.
Just yesterday we learned the official details on the next-generation Audi S3 Sportback and today the German tuner, ABT Sportsline, has unveiled a neat tuning package based on the standard A3 version. The tuner worked on improving the exterior and the interior of the A3 and a series of stout updates under the hood.
The aerodynamic package starts with a large front lip spoiler, a new ABT grille, plus new fender inserts and side skirts. The rear receives a new skirt set and a new spoiler that houses an all-new exhaust system with four tailpipes.
The car sits on a set of light-alloy wheels sized 18 or 19 inches, depending on the customer’s wishes. The tuner also offers new springs lower the car’s ride height by 35 mm (1.37 inches), plus a new brake system with large discs: 345 mm (13.58 inches) in diameter.
Our favorite update, however, is under the hood. Every available A3 engine can be tricked to deliver more power. The 1.4-liter four-cylinder TSFI engine goes from 122 to 160 horsepower and peak torque goes from 147 to 184 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0-liter diesel version goes from 150 to 170 horsepower and peak torque goes from 236 to 265 pound-feet. ABT is also working on the 1.6-liter TDI and the 1.8-liter TSFI, and we will get that information to you as soon as the kits are complete.
Full pricing list will be announced at a later date.
Audi A5 Sportback was been unveiled in 2010 and no other updates have been announced since then, except for a minor facelift in 2012. Lucky us, we have tons of tuners that have showed interest in the A5 and we can update the look and the output of the sports coupe. The latest kit we have comes from ABT Sportline and fits any A5 Sportback with a build date of November 2011 and later.
The tuner started by adding a new aerodynamic package that includes a new front lip spoiler, fender vents, and a new rear skirt. There is also a new exhaust system with four end pipes and a new set of wheels, sized 19 or 20 inches, depending on the customer’s wishes. Unfortunately, ABT does not list a price for these upgrades.
The biggest updates however, will be made under the hood. In here the tuner is offering updates for every possible engine, so no matter what car you drive - petrol or diesel variant - you can significantly improve the performance of your A5.
The updates will start with the base 1.8 TFSI engine which will be increased from the standard 170 horsepower up to a total of 211 horsepower for only €1,949 ($2,596 at the current exchange rates). Next, there is the 2.0 TFSI, which jumps from the 211 to 270 horsepower – this upgrade comes in at a grand total of €2,349 ($3,129).For the 3.0 TFSI, the output goes from the standard 272 horsepower up to an impressive 380 horsepower at the tune of €3,419 ($4,555). Diesel fans can increase their standard 2.0 TDI version from the standard 177 to 205 horsepower and the 3.0 TDI version goes from 245 to 300 horsepower for a price of €1,949 ($2,596) and €2,849 ($3,795), respectively.
In order to support the extra power, the tuner is also suggesting a new sports coilover system which can lower the car’s ride by 50 millimeters (1.96 inches). Additionally, ABT offers up some extra stopping power with its performance front brakes that include 345 x 30 mm (13.58- x 1.18-inch) discs, flexible steel lines and upgraded calipers. Just like the exterior upgrades, ABT does not offer up a price on the suspension and braking components just yet.
You can purchase the entire kit at ABT’s website and we’re pretty sure you’ll get a nice discount for purchasing all of the components at once.
When it comes to German sports sedans and station wagons, each one has a big problem: top speed is limited to only 155 mph. For most people, this might sound like a pretty smart safety measure, but sounds pretty lame for a model to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in the 4-second range, but only be capable of hitting 155 mph.
Lucky for us, where automakers decide to limit the speed, tuners can intervene and change things significantly. For example, German tuner ABT Sportsline offers a nice upgrade package for the Audi RS4 that increases top speed to 180 mph. For this the tuner removes the speed limiter and replaces the standard exhaust system with a new stainless-steel one with catalytic converters that significantly improve the engine’s sound and eases exhaust flow. The output of the 4.2-liter V-8 engine surprisingly remains unchanged at 450 ponies, so the exhaust must not free up too much backpressure.
On the exterior, the tuner installed a set of larger alloy wheels in ABT DR design in a sleek gunmetal finish.