ABT Sportsline takes us on a tour of the ABT R8 GT-R

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.

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Source: Vimeo

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2 comments:

  (647) posted on 03.11.2010

Agreed. Those LED headlamps are surely something that I like to see at night. If you see a car in traffic with this kind of headlight, you’d know that its an R8. I don’t think that there are any other cars out there from other car manufacturers with the same kinds of headlight.

  (708) posted on 03.8.2010

dang those LED headlamps sure looks scary ain’t it?

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