ABT Confirms 2024 Audi Q8 / SQ8 Upgrades

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101568"] [source: ABT Sportsline USA] When Audi launched the Q8 in late 2018, it introduced an SUV that combines functionality, elegance, and performance. With the 2024 model, the Q8 and it’s more powerful brother SQ8, now received an updated exterior and interior design and ABT Sportsline offers a wide selection of upgrades for both models. First and foremost, ABT is taking on the important task of increasing the performance. The Q8 c...

ABT Sportsline Begins DTM Anniversary Season with Podium Finish

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101151"] ABT Sportsline started its 25th DTM season with a podium result. The team from Kempten thus continues its impressive track record in Germany’s most important racing series: ABT Sportsline has achieved at least one podium result in every DTM season since 2001. [source: ABT Sportsline] Ricardo Feller’s third place at the season opener at Oschersleben was the 252nd podium finish for ABT Sportsline in the DTM. The Swiss driver s...

FOTD: Uber Rare ABT B3 Widebody Barn Find in Switzerland

[gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="101111"] While well-loved by those who know, the B3 era isn't a car that tends to be the most collectible. Sure, there was the S2 Coupe in Europe and by association (and thanks in part to Brian Scotto) the Coupe quattro gets love. The sedans though... they almost seem forgotten about by all but the most ardent. So, when we find one that is truly rare or collectible and a barn find no less, we had to draw attention to it. Even by B3 standards, the car y...

ABT Sportsline & Marian Joinly Develop M800-R Electric Sports Boat

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101009"] The luxurious ABT | Marian M 800-R delivers up to 450 kW, reaches a top speed of up to 85 km/h and boasts an elegant design. "With Marian and ABT Sportsline, two like-minded traditional companies come together that stand for perfect craftsmanship, innovative spirit and technological progress" - says Hans-Jürgen Abt, Managing Partner of ABT Sportsline. "In ABT Sportsline, we have a partner whose expertise has made the M 800-R an...

25 Years of ABT Sportsline in the DTM: Kick-Off at Oschersleben

[gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="100645"] A special DTM season begins for ABT Sportsline this coming weekend at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben: it is the 25th for the team from Kempten since it joined the racing series in 2000. [source: ABT Sportsline] “The DTM was and is Germany’s most important racing series,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of the ABT Group. “We have shaped it as a team and celebrated many great successes. I think most motorsport fans know us t...

Ascari Blue ABT RS 6 Legacy Edition On Display in Mallorca

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="97791"] ABT Sportsline held an event in Mallorca, Spain last week where journalists and other guests were able to try out some of its products. A social media push of incredible photography ensued, including these shots of an RS 6 Avant built to their Legacy Edition spec. [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="97794"] Yes, we’ve seen the Legacy Edition before, but we have to say we particularly like it in the Ascari Blue spe...

ABT & Audi Fun at Continental Winter High-Performance Event

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="97489"]   Continental Tires has a European market tradition of taking some of the coolest cars from tuner partners to Finland for their own fun-in-the-snow style event. Think GP Ice Race, but for tuners like ABT Sportsline and run by a tire manufacturer known for their winter tire tech and you wouldn't be far off. [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="97491"] In 2020, Continental described their event this way: Icy...

ABT x Scherer Hyper Limited RS 3-X Sportback

[gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="96772"] When former Audi DTM team Scherer Sport collaborated with ABT Sportsline (another Audi DTM team) to create the XGT that was basically a street version of the R8 LMS GT2, we definitely took notice. We’re definitely taking notice again now that Scherer has confirmed a run of augmented RS 3 Sportbacks limited to just three units. [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="96780"] The RS 3-X begins life as an RS 3 Sportback ...

ABT Power and Aerodynamic Parts for the 2024 Audi Q7 and SQ7

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="96362"] source: ABT America The ABT body kit consists of add-ons for the front and rear skirt and new bigger side skirts, that give the Q7 a more aggressive look. A rear wing and carbon fender inserts are additionally available. For the SQ7, the ABT body kit also includes big matt black quad tail pipes. The sportier look is best accompanied by a power upgrade from ABT Sportsline. The 4.0-liter V8 that is powering the SQ7 already provides a respec...
Bill

2024 Welcomes First North American Built ABT RS 7 Legacy Edition

[gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="95634"] [source: ABT Sportsline North America] The RS 7 is undoubtedly one of Audi’s most extravagant vehicles. The comparatively small production number has made it predestined for individualists and fans of a particularly sporty appearance. The RS7 Legacy Edition, limited to 200 units worldwide, is even more powerful and characteristic. The very first ABT RS7-LE in North America was just finished by ABT partner Masterpiece Auto in Mi...

2024 Audi RS Q8 – Exterior, Interior, and Performance by ABT Sportsline

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="93705"] source: ABT Sportsline As the top-of-the-line SUV from Audi, the 2024 model year RS Q8 gets the best treatment from ABT Sportsline The ABT RSQ8-S package impresses with aerodynamic parts made of visible carbon fiber that highlights the sporty character of the SUV The exterior upgrades come with a front lip with red RSQ8-S lettering, front and rear side skirt add-ons and a two-part roof spoiler. Behind the quartet of 4-inch (102 mm) end ...
Bill

Feature Car: Audi RS 6+ by ABT Sportsline

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="93197"] by: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2023 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. It may seem counterintuitive to go all the way to Germany to take a closer look at a U.S.-specific Audi RS 6 special edition from ABT Sportsline, but that’s precisely what we found ourselves doing in the peak of autumn. While in German...
Bill

ABT XGT Configurator Reveals Heritage Edition and Other Key Details

[gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="93511"] Alongside ABT Sportsline's surprise Thanksgiving morning reveal of its XGT, effectively a limited edition R8 LMS GT2 for the road, ABT launched a dedicated microsite for the car that's full of further details and photos. Within that is a full configurator showing the "standard" colors and equipment for the car. [gallery columns="1" size="full" link="file" ids="93506"] Some of the details confirmed include a great-looking Heritage Editi...

The ABT XGT: The Road-Legal Racing Car, “The Quintessence of Our Heritage”

[gallery size="full" columns="1" link="file" ids="93469"] [Source: ABT Sportsline] Super sports cars are an exciting and highly emotional world of their own. Only racing cars can give you even more goose bumps. With the XGT, ABT Sportsline combines the two worlds into a total work of art: born as a thoroughbred GT2 vehicle, the DTM racing team and vehicle tuner created the most exclusive vehicle that has ever left the ABT factory in Kempten in a two-year, extremely complex development process. W...

ABT Power Upgrades, Aero Parts, and Wheels for the 2024 B9.5 Audi Models

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="92913"] source: ABT America With the refined 2024 model year, the Audi B9.5 lineup continues to excite with sporty exterior styling, strong performance and good ride quality – everything which can be further improved by products from ABT Sportsline. The world’s largest tuner of vehicles from the VW Group offers a respectable boost for the 349-hp turbocharged V-6 of the AudiS4, S5 and SQ5 of up to 419 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. Th...
Bill

ABT Power Upgrade for 2024 Audi RS 6 and RS 7 performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="92326"] source: ABT America The first Audi RS 6 and RS 7 performance have yet to be delivered to customers in the US, but once the models are out on the streets, ABT Sportsline will already be having a power upgrade available for those drivers, who feel that the twin-turbo V8 could do with a little bit more horsepower and torque. Through the separate ABT engine control unit, the output increases from 621 HP / 627 lb-ft to approx. 710 hp / 700 lb...
Bill

Spied: Audi R8 LMS GT2 Street Version?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="92156"] A most interesting R8 popped up at the Nurburgring this week, setting off the rumor mill about just what it could be. Is it a test mule of a limited production swan song for the much-loved R8, or perhaps a track weapon for an uber rich German client? We’re not sure, but we’ve got some ideas about where the rumors in the press are going wrong, and some perspective on who built the car and what that could mean for well-heeled R8 enthusi...
Bill

ABT Power Upgrade for 2023 Audi SQ8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="88747"] source: ABT America If it was not for the Audi RS Q8, the SQ8 would be the crowning SUV champion of the Audi fleet. But thanks to ABT Sportsline the 2023 Audi SQ8 can rival the bigger RS brother in performance and looks. From the factory the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that is powering the SQ8 is already providing a respectable 500 HP and 568 lb-ft of torque. But with the ABT Engine Control installed an exceptional gain of up to 640 hp...
Bill

The First ABT RS 6 Legacy Edition in North America on Display at Exotics on Broadway August 19th

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="88705"] source: ABT America Only recently, ABT Sportsline, leading tuner for Audi and VW Group vehicles, presented the special models ABT RS 7 Legacy Edition (LE) and ABT RS 6-LE. The latter is a culmination of two decades of Audi RS 6 history from ABT Sportsline, limited to 200 units worldwide. The very first finished ABT RS 6-LE here in North America, built by partner LCE Performance USA from Phoenix, Arizona, will make its first pu...
Bill

Special Model Abt RS 7 Legacy Edition: Performance and Charisma on a New Level for the Highest Demands

[gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="88039"] Only recently, ABT Sportsline, leading tuner for Audi and VW Group vehicles, presented the special model ABT RS6 Legacy Edition (LE). A high-performance sports car as the culmination of two decades of RS6 history. Now ABT Sportsline is following suit and presenting another fascinating special model, the ABT RS7-LE*, which is also limited to 200 units and meets the very highest standards. Audi presented the RS7 in 2013. With an extensive...