ABT has put the car on steroids and it makes 80 horses more than the stock Audi RS5

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ABT Sportsline is here with yet another Audi build, this time taking the RS5 under its wings. The aftermarket company offers the car in a shiny, attention-greedy color with big 21-inch gold-finished wheels. The interior comes with a few premium add-ons, too. ABT has also upgraded the suspension setup. However, the highlight of the build is the extra oomph to make it a more powerful and quicker beast than it already is.

2020 Audi RS5 by ABT Exterior
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Exclusive builds like this one are highly customizable and generally cater to each buyer’s personal preference. However, ABT gave us a glimpse of an RS5 finished in Sonoma Green Metallic shade that screams for attention. The company has equipped its famous 21-inch ABT Sport GR wheels painted in a contrasting Racing Gold Matte shade.

The RS5 receives aerodynamic tweaks, too.

The wheelhouse ventilation is finished in shiny black with carbon fin additions. At the rear, there’s an ABT spoiler that aids with keeping the car grounded at high speeds and adds to the aesthetics as well. To wrap the exterior changes, ABT has included fender badges finished in glossy black carbon fiber.

2020 Audi RS5 by ABT Interior
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On the inside, the car comes with carbon elements in the seat shells, the seat frame covers, and the dashboard cover. For the shift knob cover and the steering wheel, ABT has made use of CFRP and fine leather.

How Does It Compare To The Stock Audi RS 5?

2020 Audi RS5 by ABT Exterior
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In stock form, the Audi RS5 comes with a 2.9-liter, twin-turbo six-cylinder engine under the hood that dishes out 444 horses and 442 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and Audi’s famed Quattro all-wheel-drive system. It takes 3.9 seconds to sprint to 62 mph from a standstill and has a top speed of 155 mph as standard, but can be unlocked up to 174 mph. The RS5 makes use of a five-link RS sport suspension setup at the front and rear, while the Dynamic Ride Control feature is optional. It rides on 19-inch, ten-spoke wheels wrapped in 265/35 section performance tires.

ABT Sportsline's RS5 makes 530 ponies and 501 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Audi RS5 by ABT Interior
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It makes 80 horses and 59 pound-feet of twist more than the German-spec 2020 RS5. The changes are not limited to tune-up. ABT has also equipped the RS5 with an additional water radiator kit and an air intake cover. Thanks to these changes, ABT has managed to shave three tenths of a second from its 0-62 mph time, now taking just 3.6 seconds when compared to the stock RS5’s 3.9 seconds. The top speed can be unlocked to 186 mph, provided the RS5 comes with ceramic brakes from the factory.

2020 Audi RS5 by ABT Exterior
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Furthermore, the tuner has equipped the RS5 with ABT height-adjustable suspension springs that can be lowered up to 25 mm, which is almost one inch. This setup, along with the ABT Sport anti-roll bars, makes the RS5 a fine corner carver at high speeds.

ABT hasn’t announced the price of this package, but don’t expect it to be cheap. In the States, the 2021 Audi RS5 starts at $75,100. Coupled with this package, expect the ABT RS5 to touch on a six-digit figure.

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Wide range of optical tuning and 530 hp:
ABT Sportsline transforms Audi RS 5 into personal dream car
ABT Sportsline is not only known for spectacular complete vehicles with firmly defined
specifications: In many cases, customer cars are also refined "à la carte". A particularly
attractive example is this recently completed ABT RS5 in the beguiling Sonoma Green metallic
finish. The 21-inch ABT Sport GR alloy wheels in the special colour "Racing Gold matt"
provide a contrast to the gleaming paintwork. But the geometry of the rim with its strongly
concave design is also spectacular. The small but effective aero package perfects the lines of
the extroverted coupé. The ABT wheelhouse ventilation in shiny black each feature a
carbonfin. They allude to the enormous power hidden in the engine compartment of this refined
Audi RS 5 Coupé. A further highlight are the fender badges in glossy painted carbon fibre.
The visual finale comes in the form of an ABT rear spoiler in the same look & feel.
This dynamic platform is the stage upon which the most powerful engine tuning currently
offered by the company for the RS 5 can perform: the performance upgrade ABT Power S*
with 530 hp (390 kW) and 680 Nm. By using the AEC high-tech control unit in conjunction with
an additional water radiator kit and an air intake cover, the 450 hp (331 kW) and 600 Nm strong
basis thus gains another significant boost: 80 hp (59 kW) and 80 Nm. The increase in power
is also reflected in the achievable driving performance. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h, for
example, is reduced from 3.9 to 3.6 seconds. For cars with factory ceramic brakes, there is
also the option to increase the top speed to 300 km/h. The customer also had the lateral
dynamics sharpened up. ABT height-adjustable suspension springs were used, which
facilitate lowering of up to 25 mm. They perform excellently in curves in conjunction with ABT
sport anti-roll bars for the front and rear axle. They improve handling by reducing roll and
counteracting understeer.
The finishing of the interior begins at the very first approach, when the ABT integrated
entrance lights projects the three-letter logo onto the ground. In each case, carbon is also
used for seat shells, seat frame covers and dashboard covers. For the shift knob cover
and steering wheel refinement, CRP is also combined with fine leather. This allows the
vehicle to be driven in style.

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