The mid-engine sports car R8 by Audi represents the top level of performance. But with ABT Power, the ABT Sportsline vehicle tuners are still able to draw additional 70 horsepower out of the 5.2-liter V10. Now, the super sports car is even a more attractively priced competitor to the more powerful R8 V10 plus. After optimizing the motor management, the ABT Audi R8 based on the standard model now also puts forward 610 HP (449 kW) at 560 Nm.
The 10-cylinder gasoline engine of the Audi R8 already produces considerable 540 HP (397 kW) ex works, and accelerates the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. Since the R8 V10 and the plus model basically share the same engine, the “small one” now can develop its full potential and drops all limitations with the help of ABT Sportsline. From now on, 610 HP (449 kW) are available, which prove especially effective combined with the height-adjustable ABT suspension springs and the ABT sports stabilizer bars.
The sports car has also received new highlights on the exterior. The visual appearance is supplemented by forged 19-inch ABT HIGH PERFORMANCE ER-F rims in “black magic”, available in a set of rims, or as a complete wheel set. The forged 20-inch ABT HIGH PERFORMANCE GR rims in “black magic” are also available.
Optionally, ABT Sportsline offers two different body kits for the R8 Coupé. The “STREET” and “RACE” versions come with an additional performance optimization: Airflow adjustment and a special TÜV-approved stainless steel exhaust system with carbon double tailpipe trims provide the super sports car with another 20 HP. In addition, it is also equipped with a front skirt including panels made of visible carbon fiber, a rear panel, a rear skirt including a rear muffler, and a sport catalyst. The “RACE” body kit additionally comprises a front lip including blades, side blades made of visible carbon fiber, and wheelhouse ventilations which, to some extent, also consist of visible carbon fiber. Thus, up to 50 kg of weight can be saved, which additionally increases the performance.
“The ABT Audi R8 is the ultimate sports car,” enthuses Hans-Jürgen Abt. “It reflects our philosophy down to the smallest detail. And it speaks clearly, from technology to interior to exterior: no compromises!”