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 ...

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...

American Dream: The First ABT RS5-R Sportback is a “US citizen”

source: ABT America The USA and Canada are the first markets worldwide to get the Audi RS5 Sportback – even before Germany. With an US office in Miami, Florida and about 50 North American dealers ABT Sportsline is more than happy to participate in the hare and tortoise game. That is why the first ABT RS5-R Sportback can say: "I'm already here!" The first vehicle in a limited worldwide run of 50 units was built together with the American partner TAG Motorsports from Vista, California. It...

Generations: ABT’s legacy with Audi from ur-quattro to RS

words: Aaron Plante, photos: ABT Sportsline Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2019 issue of quattro magazine. It was in the 80s, with the unveiling of the ur quattro at the Geneva motor show, that transitioned Audi from automotive marque curiosity to a direct competitor for chief German luxury rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The Ingolstadt-based automaker introduced their legendary 5-cylinder, 200 horsepower, angular coupe to the world with something until then unseen… q...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...