Follow Me If You Can: ABT Builds RS6+ Nogaro Edition With 735 HP As A One-Off

source: ABT Sportsline The "fanboost" concept usually only appears in Formula E, where Daniel Abt is successful as a driver. A few weeks ago, ABT Sportsline started the campaign "555,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram". CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt promised a unique reward if this target was reached: converting the last of only 50 ABT RS6+ to the "Nogaro Edition" specification and a look behind the scenes during all work. The response was tremendous, and so the second one-off vehicle w...

ABT Sportsline RS5-R In Essen – As Well As RS6-E, RS3, Cupra Ateca ABT And GTI Clubsport

source: ABT Sportsline As the world's largest tuner for vehicles from the Volkswagen and Audi Group, ABT Sportsline stands for a virtually endless variety of models. In addition to the two main brands, the Bavarian engineers can also make SEAT or Skoda drivers happy. ABT Sportsline is therefore showing a CUPRA Ateca ABT from SEAT at this year's Essen Motor Show (December 1 to 9, 2018) for the first time. Visitors can expect some exciting upgrades at stand 3A41 in hall 3. There, the co...

ABT Audi RS5-R And SQ5 Widebody At SEMA Show 2018

source: ABT Sportsline The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. Thanks to its partners Vossen Wheels and Thule, ABT Sportsline is able to present its RS5-R and SQ5 Widebody in Las Vegas, where the show takes place from October 30 to November 2. For last year’s show, ABT as the worldwide leading tuner for cars from Audi and VW, and Vossen Wheels as the trendsetting wheel brand in the industry, teamed up to create a very special and...

Iconic ABT quattro Meets Great-Grandchild – The ABT RS5-R

source: ABT Sportsline The Audi quattro presented in 1980 is the "godfather" in the history of Audi all-wheel-drive sport models. It is what other racers from the brand have to live up to. With regard to the engine, the 20V with 220 HP (162 kW), which was introduced in 1989, was the benchmark after the exclusive Sport quattro. The former can be found in the ABT Sportsline museum in Bavaria – in a good, but certainly not the standard production condition. "Back then, we tuned the ...

510 HP ABT Power Upgrade Available For All Audi RS 5 Owners

ABT is making the 510 HP power upgrade for the Audi RS5 available to all its customers. Until recently the performance increase was exclusively reserved for the limited RS5-R package. To give the Audi powerhouse coupe a boost of up to 510 HP and 501 lb-ft the power upgrade does not only include the signature ABT engine control unit (AEC), but also an additional water radiator kit and air inlet cover to support cooling the engine. With up to 60 HP and 58 lb-ft more an Audi RS5 Coupe ...

2018 Audi SQ5 With 425 HP And Visible Tailpipes Thanks To ABT

source: ABT America ABT Sportsline upgrades the three-liter turbo gasoline engine of the current model Audi SQ5 to a fiery 425 HP and increases the torque by 10% of up to 405 lb-ft. There is more than enough power for a commanding appearance after installing of the separate ABT Engine Control unit – especially if the SQ5 is also equipped with the ABT aerodynamic body kit that brings back visible tailpipes. The ABT Slimbody package for the SQ5 comes with a new front skirt, door st...

The ABT Audi SQ5 with 425 HP and The Dream of Flying

source: ABT Sportsline Even if it might seem quite obvious for the ABT Audi SQ5: The category designation "sport utility vehicle" has nothing to do with the engine power of 425 HP (313 kW) or with the wide-body aerodynamics package, which ensures a particularly sporty appearance. The SUV name is rather an American term where it is used to designate vehicles for leisure and sports. As this also included hunting and fishing, a certain level of off-road capability was also assumed. Admittedl...

Audi RS 5 Coupe with up to 510 HP from ABT, exclusively for the RS5-R Package

[source: ABT America] The Audi RS 5 Coupe is a beautiful powerhouse of a car and since ABT has recently introduced their power upgrades also to the US, the 2.9 Liter Biturbo V6 received a well-desired boost as well. By using state-of-the-art technology ABT is adding horsepower to the RS 5 and also ensures reliability and durability. The separate ABT engine control unit increases the performance output from 444 HP up to 510 HP and raises the maximum torque from 443 lb-ft to 501 lb...

ABT Power Upgrades Now Also Available in the United States

Good news for North American ABT clients: Starting August 1st 2018 ABT will be offering a selection of their highly sought-after power upgrades in the US! In the beginning the technologically advanced and extensively tested separate performance ECU (engine control unit) will be available for the current model Audi S4/S5, Audi SQ5 and Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI. A power upgrade for the 2018 Audi RS5 is exclusively available for customers when ordering the limited edition ABT RS5-R package. ABT ...

Go For Gold: “ABT Aerowheel” Concept Study Comes As A Limited Series

[source: ABT Sportsline] Speech is silver, just doing is gold – just typical for ABT Sportsline! The Bavarian company will produce an exclusive limited series of the ABT Aerowheel concept study, which was met with great enthusiasm in Geneva. The wheel will only be available in Racing Gold and 21". After the limited special edition ABT RS4-R has now sold out and there are only precious few of the corresponding ABT RS5-R coupés remaining, the Bavarian tuner then already has the nex...

“Edelweiss” With 500 HP And The NEW 20-Inch GR Rims: The ABT Audi RS 3 Sportback

[source: ABT Sportsline] The edelweiss is probably the most famous Alpine flower. It is said to have many positive properties – even as an anti-aging remedy. But this strictly protected white plant is not the only fountain of youth to be found in Bavaria: ABT Sportsline, for example, offers its interpretation of the Audi RS 3 – and there is no law against picking this precious flower from the company lot, as long as the purchase price has been paid. Just pretty and white?...

Up and Away: All 50 ABT RS4-R with 530 HP Already Sold Out

[source: ABT Sportsline] With 530 HP (390 kW) and an impressive 690 Nm torque, the ABT RS4-R leaves almost everyone in its wake. And now this limited edition of 50 vehicles has also escaped the grasp of any further potential buyers, as CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt confirms: “The feedback on the car was simply amazing. Thus, the maximum number of production units was reached very quickly. I am very glad that our car struck the right note with our customers.” The potent stationwagon, whic...

Number 55 extra-strong: ABT Audi A7 3.0 TFSI with 425 HP and 22 inch wheels

ABT Sportsline offers pure magic in numbers for the new Audi A7 (C8): On the production model, the designation "55" indicates the 3-liter six-cylinder TFSI with 340 HP (250 kW). But with the ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit developed in-house, the Bavarian tuner now draws a commanding 425 HP (313 kW) from the internal combustion engine. Which is a solid increase of 25 per cent. That this also produces a torque increase of 10 per cent is another positive side effect: The maximum is now 550 Nm...

Power Like A Jetpack – The New ABT Audi RS3 Sedan With 500 HP

[source: ABT Sportsline] The normal version of the Audi RS3 sedan offers a boot capacity of 315 liters and 400 HP (294 kW) – both can be increased significantly: the luggage compartment by folding down the rear seats, the horsepower by paying a visit to ABT Sportsline. At the maximum "escalation stage" ABT Power R, a whopping 500 HP (368 kW) and 570 Nm are ready to launch. With this power, the sporty notchback can reach up to 186 mph and rockets from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds. ...

ABT Builds Audi R8 Art Car for Worthersee

[source: ABT Sportsline] Tuning fans will have a tough decision to make in 2018: Not for the first time, the Tuning World Bodensee show at Lake Constance in Germany (10 - 13 May) and the legendary Wörthersee-Treffen at Lake Wörth in Austria (9 - 12 May) will overlap considerably. But you can only be in one place at a time! As a company, that is a little easier and ABT Sportslinewill be presenting interesting highlights at both events. At Lake Wörth, a very special masterpiece awaits...

More Horses Than Spruce Meadows: ABT RS4-R with 530 HP Premieres in Geneva

source: ABT Sportsline There are more than 400 permanent horses in Spruce Meadows, the largest equestrian facility in the world. The Canadian estate encompasses a massive 360 hectares. With its brand-new ABT RS4-R, the German tuner ABT Sportsline demonstrates how to accommodate considerably more “horses” on less than nine square meters. To be introduced for the first time at the 88th Geneva Motor Show (March 8 to 18, 2018), the powerful Avant delivers 530 HP (390 kW) and 690 Nm. That ...

ABT Sportsline Press Release on Jon Olsson’s RS 6+ With More Photos and Daniel Abt’s Video

words: Bill Cho & ABT Sportsline, photos: ABT Sportsline It never fails. I look for something and can't find it so I go out and buy a new something. As soon as I get home and take it out of its package, I find the old something. In this case, I had to do screen grabs of Jon Olsson's YouTube video of his new RS 6+ for the article (Jon Olsson and ABT Sportsline Team Up for Project Phoenix – RS 6+ Avant) posted earlier today. Within minutes of publishing that article, I get the pres...

Jon Olsson and ABT Sportsline Team Up for Project Phoenix – RS 6+ Avant

words: Bill Cho, video: Jon Olsson Today, Jon Olsson is a happy man. A couple of years ago, he wasn't. In October 2015, his old RS 6 was stolen at gunpoint from its new owner and was discovered burned to the ground. From this: to this: As Jon said in his Instagram post from that day, who would do such a thing? But back to today. Jon posted a YouTube video of him picking up his new RS 6 Avant. A new RS 6 would have been fantastic enough but it being Jon, he couldn't leave ...

Compact Class with Racing Sport DNA: ABT Audi RS3 Parts Now Available

source: ABT America A high level of performance always goes well with a striking presentation. ABT, the market leader for upgrading cars from Audi and VW is complementing the Audi RS3 Sedan and Sportback with a number of additional aerodynamic elements and interior finishing upgrades to really make it stand out. A front lip and front grille add-on as well as a rear skirt insert -- all painted glossy black and highlighted with a red RS3 logo – are offering a daring look while th...

Event Report: Waterfest 2017 + Photo Gallery

words & photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: With the news that Waterfest has found a new home at Atco Dragway in southern New Jersey, we thought we would rerun this article. This story originally ran in the Fall 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. America’s largest Audi and Volkswagen tuning event continues to throw an incredible s...