Southern Fried Turn-Key RS 5-R by ABT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52744"] words: Tim Enders, photos: Mike Kuhn & Adam Hummel Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. It is a good time to be an owner of a modern Audi, and in particular those of the performance-oriented S and RS range. There is a panoply of different choices on the market for those in search of a little more performa...

Audi Accessories S5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52082"] words: Bill, photos: Marcus Inge, Will Barber Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. When it finally arrived in the USA, the B9 Sportback range immediately became a popular addition to the Audi lineup. The A5 Sportback is a good start but the fruit higher up the branch is what the enthusiast wants. Of course, t...

Limited ABT RSQ8-R With Carbon Aero Package, Power Upgrade & More

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50482"] source: ABT America In 2021 ABT Sportsline will celebrate its 125th birthday. To increase the anticipation of the anniversary even more, there is now exactly one ABT RSQ8-R available for each of these years. This strictly limited model is the ultimate expansion stage of a vehicle that has already set a Nordschleife record for SUVs. The ABT RSQ8-R firmly establishes its special status by displaying various exterior and interior upgrades. T...

New ABT Exhaust System and Sports Suspension for the Audi RS 6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50018"] source: ABT Sportsline The right soundtrack can make film and stage scenes twice as exciting. This also applies to the RS 6, which already races out of the factory with a sensational 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm. To stir the emotions even further, the new ABT exhaust system is available upon request. Its four parallel pipes and two electrically adjustable exhaust flaps conjure up an acoustic fireworks display with an impressive range of so...

Video of the Day: Audi R8 V10 plus vs ABT TT RS-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49821"] words: Bill, photos: CarWow Mat Watson has a great job...we've featured him and CarWow many times as our Video of the Day because why not? He reviews some great (and not so great cars) and he gets to drag some. In this case, he puts a baby R8 against an actual R8 but don't feel sorry for him; his TT RS is ABT tuned. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49820"] Both Audi has 610hp but the TT RS is lighter and has 575ft-lb comp...

A5 and S5 Facelift Gets ABT Attractive Accessories

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49791"] source: ABT Sportsline With the 2020 model year the Audi A5 and S5 were brought up to date with the latest facelift across all body styles. While buyers can enjoy design upgrades like new headlights and a new front grille as well as several technological improvements the pleasure of driving a performance car like the Audi S5 hasn’t changed. ABT is catering to those driving enthusiasts that want to sharpen the responsiveness of the Audi ...

ABT Sportsline Has Its Way With the A6 allroad

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48687"] words: Bill, photos: ABT America While we've been waiting for the RS 6 Avant to hit our shores, the A6 allroad crossed over our border months ago. For those who long for the super Avant but sadly can't afford one, the C8 allroad is a pretty darn good Avant and now ABT Sportsline has made it a damn good one. Everyone is looking for power and the ABT Engine Control will increase the 3.0T V6 from 335hp and 360 lb-ft up to 419hp and 405 lb-ft...

ABT Sportsline Equips Audi S8 with 700 hp and New Wheels

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48169"] source: ABT Sportsline  Real sports cars deliver extraordinary driving performance, but usually have a somewhat spartan appearance. For those unwilling to sacrifice any luxury, space or comfort, the Audi S8 has been available since 1996, and as regards acceleration, it can hold its own against the contemporary Porsche 911. The fourth generation of the racy luxury limousine came onto the market in early 2020, with a powerful V8 b...

First Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle With ABT Power – 2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46949"] source: ABT America A quick glance at the data sheet reveals the unexpected: The SQ5 is no longer the most powerful player in the Q5 team. This credit now belongs to the 55 TFSI e quattro, which displays a system output of 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This cutting-edge plug-in hybrid SUV mates a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that puts out 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque with an electric motor. Thanks to a new power upgrade from ABT&nbs...

SQ7 With Seductive Grandeur ABT Aero Package Wide Body

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45973"] source: ABT Sportsline The new Audi SQ7 is a SUV that effortlessly conceals its weight when it comes to driving performance and agility. More than ever before, the car magazines share the same opinion. And when the recently introduced performance upgrade from ABT Sportsline comes into play, you think you really are in a sports car – albeit just a little higher up. In order to correctly showcase this kudos-creating vehicle in a larger fo...

Special Limited Edition ABT RS6-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45381"] source: ABT Sportsline Once again, Audi have created the perfect synergy of the sports car and touring estate with the latest RS 6. Each new RS generation is accompanied by new developments. The latest edition is the first to feature optional all-wheel steering. This reduces the turning circle and at speeds above 100 km/h, the rear wheels steer to aid stability. ABT Sportsline is delighted to work with this excellent foundation and is tr...

ABT Power S Boosts Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44651"] words: Bill, photos: ABT Sportsline Editor's Note: Let me start out with my disclaimer for the normal questions I get: Yes, I know that the RS 4 Avant isn't sold in the States Yes, I post articles on Audi models that we don't get because we're all Audi fans, right? No...this isn't clickbait With all of us practicing #socialdistancing, we turn to the web to keep us entertained and what is more entertaining than gazing at an Audi RS 4 Ava...

Nordschleife Record-Holder Now Even Faster: ABT Audi RS Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43358"] source: ABT Sportsline Nordschleife record-holder now even faster ABT RS Q8 boasts 700 hp and lowering option Even experienced auto-testers are amazed at the Audi RS Q8’s agility, despite its 2.4-tonne weight. But after all, the Audi engineers have brought a whole host of refined high-tech solutions to the table – such as steering rear wheels. The standard vehicle with 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm could even claim the Nürburgring No...

New RS 7 Sportback Boasts 700 hp And 880 Nm From ABT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43146"] source: ABT Sportsline Ten years since the production launch of the first Audi A7, the new RS 7 Sportback culminates the series with an unprecedented performance boost. The developers have coaxed 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm from the 4.0-litre V8 turbo petrol engine – that’s 40 hp (29 kW) more than its predecessor. ABT Sportsline however, saw considerably greater potential within the coupé-like silhouette with high-tech suspension. The...

The Ultimate High-Performance Estate By ABT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43078"] source: ABT Sportsline The fourth generation of the Audi RS 6 recently came onto the market. Now, with the help of a performance upgrade from ABT Sportsline, you can further enhance the already enormous power of the Avant. But first things first: Since the “Big Bang” in 2002, when the first Audi RS 6 saw the light of day, a great deal has happened, particularly in the field of driving dynamics. So, the latest edition with mild hy...

A Super-Fast Family: Audi RS 6, RS 7, RS Q8 And RS 4 Receive Up To 700 HP Of ABT Power

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42564"] source: ABT Sportsline What began with the solitary Audi RS2 in 1994, and led to the first official RS 4 in 1999, has now become an entire RS family. Its youngest members include the freshly updated Audi RS 4 and the latest versions of the RS 6 and RS 7, as well as the unprecedented RS Q8. Although the stated models have only just come onto the market, appealing ABT Power Performance Upgrades* are already available for all four, and a...

Complete Aero Package Now Available For 510hp ABT SQ8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41402"] source: ABT Sportsline As of January 2020, the Audi SQ8 can pack an even greater punch. How come? ABT Sportsline now offers a complete aero package for the superlative SUV. Since November 2019, the Audi SQ8 can be equipped upon request with an ABT Power performance upgrade from the bavarian company. In this context, the high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control boosts the eight-cylinder 4.0 TDI from 435 hp (320 kW) to 510 hp (375 kW). At ...

ABT RS4-R Is The New “Police Car” For TUNE IT! SAFE!

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39477"] source: ABT Sportsline Featuring original patrol car markings, blue lights, a hefty 530 hp (390 kW) and 690 Nm of torque: This year's campaign vehicle for TUNE IT! SAFE! will be ceremonially unveiled at the Essen Motor Show and is the dream of every police officer. But despite its hot pursuit potential, this Avant will not be chasing criminals. Like its predecessor, this eyecatcher is the poster-boy for the safe tuning initiative from Ger...

“The Most Extreme A1 In The World” at Essen Motor Show ABT Presents A1 1of1 at H&R Stand

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39067"] source: ABT Sportsline The one-of-a-kind A1 “1of1” created by influencer and racing driver Daniel Abt has already had over 800,000 views on YouTube. Now “the most extreme A1 in the world” makes its live debut in front of a large audience. From 30 November to 8 December, the stunning car will be a special guest of ABT chassis partner H&R at the Essen Motor Show. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39068"] In any c...