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...

And Now For Something Completely Different: Criminal’s Tomb Features Life-Size Statue of Him And A Replica Of His Audi SQ7

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36978"] words: Bill, photos: Granada Hoy They say you can't take it with you when you die and while that may be true, a notorious truck hijacker in Spain may have found a way around that. Antonio "El Tonto (The Fool)" made headlines in Spain during his criminal life and is once again making headlines after his death. He is mostly known for hijacking trucks and getting away with millions of dollars in merchandise which he then sold in his superm...

ABT presents one-of-a-kind A1 in unique polygon split design

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35600"] source: ABT Sportsline An Audi A1 with over 400 hp (294 kW) and 19-inch wheels with aero rings and a leaf shutter look? These mods alone would make an Audi A1 a real head-turner. If you have seen racing driver Daniel Abt’s ‘making-of’ YouTube video, however, you will know that the true highlight has yet to come: the "free-standing" wide body kit with its spectacular racing look. On 26 September at 6 pm, the racing driver and i...

ABT Sportsline – More Power for “Big Three” with 3.0 TFSI: 408 hp for A6, A7 and Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35055"] source: ABT Sportsline Audi A6, A7 and Q8: three characteristically different premium cars, each available with the 3.0 TFSI engine, delivering 340 hp (250 kW) as standard. That all sounds rather appealing, but ABT Sportsline boosts the turbo-charged trio beyond the 400 hp mark, now. This is made possible by the performance upgrade ABT Power, which is based on the high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control (AEC). To quote speci...

More Torque Than The Legendary Sport quattro: ABT Gives Audi A1 An Audacious 240 hp and 360 Nm

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32966"] source: ABT Sportsline Three cool slits below the hood, short wheelbase, turbocharger and a whole lot of driving pleasure! Audi fans are now surely thinking of the legendary Sport quattro from 1984/1985. But there is an alternative to this almost unobtainable combination, of which there were only 214 built. We are talking about the second generation of the Audi A1, which ABT Sportsline is now upgrading. For the 40 TFSI, ABT Power ...

Fire and Water: ABT RS5-R Sportback Meets Sacs Strider 11 ABT Sport Master

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32352"] source: ABT Sportsline “Summertime and the livin' is easy” – especially if you’re en route to a racy rendezvous to the Mediterranean Sea in an ABT RS5-R Sportback. The trip’s destination is the Marina di Varazze, a new marina between Savona and Genoa, where a special welcome awaits us: the first ABT-powered boat. The Italian motorboat builder Sacs Marine has created the special edition in collaboration with the German tuning ...

ABT Boosts Audi RS 3 to 470 HP

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="30271"] source: ABT Sportsline Just 20 years ago, the S3 made its debut as the most powerful compact Audi boasting 210 hp (154 kW). Coming in one level above this, the RS3 was introduced eight years ago. The current generation with Otto particulate filters delivers an enormous 400 hp (294 kW), almost twice as much power but the ‘driving pleasureometer’ has still to reach its peak. ABT Sportsline presents the ABT Power S performance ...

Compact Powerhouse: ABT Refines Audi SQ2 with 350 hp and 20-inch Wheels

source: ABT Sportsline Its compact dimensions place the Audi SQ2 in the ‘Urban SUV’ class, with 300 hp (221 kW) and 400 Nm of torque, the fun really starts when you’re out of town. Its combination of premium flair and extreme agility make snaking along alpine serpentines or burning up long stretches of motorway equally appealing. In the fast lane, few cars can give the 155 mph SUV a run for its money – fewer now, thanks to the performance upgrade from ABT Power. The updated figures are ...

New ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Movie Is Audi’s Latest Product Placement

Audi and product placement on the silver screen go hand-in-hand,  particularly this summer with multiple Marvel superhero movies featuring new and future e-tron models. Seemingly out of left field though is participation in the upcoming Charlie's Angels re-boot due out November 15. Sony pictures dropped the trailer yesterday, and from that we've been able to confirm at least two Audi models in the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSUq4VfWfjE For children of the 1970s, ...

After The Limited ABT RS4+, The RS5-R Sportback Takes Over

source: ABT Sportsline When one door closes, another opens. This famous quote from Alexander Graham Bell also applies to car doors. After all 50 of the strictly limited ABT RS4+ have been sold, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW now offers its fans an attractive alternative. The new ABT RS5-R Sportback, which will be available at the end of July, is based on an even more dynamic body and is equally practical a...

New Audi RS 5 DTM Leaves Strong Impression

source: Audi Sport Audi fastest on all four days of DTM pre-season tests at the Lausitzring DTM lap record broken by more than two seconds New turbo era of DTM begins at Hockenheim on May 4/5 During the “dress rehearsal” before the DTM season opens at Hockenheim on May 4/5, the new Audi RS 5 DTM left a strong impression. In the final pre-season tests at the Lausitzring, the best time set on all four days went to an Audi driver. The Audi squad also reeled off the lar...

A Meeting of Generations: 25 Years of RS Models by ABT Sportsline

source: ABT Sportsline A quarter century ago, the first Audi RS model saw the light of day. With its 315 HP (232 kW) – which was outrageously powerful at the time, the sporty Avant naturally was a great temptation for ABT Sportsline as well. The impressive ingredients for the performance boost were a stainless steel exhaust system, a modified turbocharger and an adjustable camshaft. This resulted in a power boost up to 360 HP (265 kW). If horsepower were a currency, one would have ...

Special Features In Series: The ABT HR Alloy Wheel With Up To 23 Inches

source: ABT Sportsline The curtain rises for the world’s first series-produced aero wheel: the 22-inch ABT Sport HR in dark smoke with matt black aero ring. The spectacular idea with the striking ring is derived from the limited special edition of the GR Aerowheel for the ABT RS4-R and ABT RS5-R. Apart from that, the wheel with the ten filigree double spokes, which extend far into the rim flange, is a completely new design. If you want to enjoy it in its purest form, you c...