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...

#FBF – Feature Car: ABT Sportsline Audi Q7

words and photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: 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. There is no doubt that the Audi Q7 is one of Ingolstadt’s hottest selling models in North America. With awards such as Consumer Reports’ 2016 Top-Rated SUV and IIHS’ 2017 Top Safety Pick + under its belt, there are a...

ABT Audi SQ5 with Widebody Aerokit and 425 HP

source: ABT Sportsline ABT Sportsline takes the three-liter turbo gasoline engine in the new Audi SQ5 to a fiery 425 HP (313 kW) and a torque increase of 10% to 550 Nm. A bold statement from the world’s largest tuner for vehicles from the Audi and Volkswagen Group, as the production version offers 354 HP (260 kW) – just like its predecessor with compressor. After installation of the additional ABT Engine Control unit, there is definitely more than enough power for a commanding a...

Audi ABT RS 6 Avant Performance Nogaro Edition

source: Audi The edition is strictly limited to 150 copies Interior either in blue or black On request, even more power from ABT Sportsline: 519 kW (705 hp) and 880 Nm The high-performance athlete in tailor-made suit becomes even more exclusive - Audi launches a limited edition of 150 pieces special series of the RS 6 Avant performance. The 4.0 TFSI with 445 kW (605 hp) is under the livery in bright Nogar blue pearl effect. In cooperation with ABT Sportsline there are even 51...

Audi Driver Mattias Ekström Ends DTM Career

source: Audi Sport Swede to concentrate on FIA World RX commitment in 2018 Dutchman Robin Frijns promoted from GT program Remainder of driver squad unchanged for DTM 2018 Neuburg a.d. Donau - It marks the end of an era: After 17 years, 193 races, 23 victories and two championship titles, factory driver Mattias Ekström ends his DTM career, which means that Audi’s most successful DTM campaigner to date is leaving this racing series. In 2018, Ekström will concentrate ...

World Premiere: ABT RS5-R Roams Supercar Territory with 530 HP

source: ABT Sportsline ABT Sportsline has hidden an entire subcompact car in the power boost for the current Audi RS5-R. “On the ABT RS5-R, we get an additional 80 HP and 90 Nm from the 2.9 liter biturbo V6, which has a very similar design to the engine in the first Audi RS4,” CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt proudly explains. The vehicle, which is limited to 50 units, will be presented live for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show (March 8 to 18, 2018). Thanks to ABT...