Cruise ships are popular. After all, you can relax in the sun on deck while the nicest travel destinations in the world just seem to float by – even though in reality it’s actually the other way round. Anyone who prefers a more active role, should drive a fast convertible, such as the new Audi S5. Four fast “deck chairs” invite you to cruise. The engine room has 354 HP (260 kW) and the maximum torque is 500 Nm. Hans-Jürgen Abt, captain of the tuning company bearing his name in Bavaria, can provide even more thrust if required.
Thanks to ABT Power “New Generation” with a specially developed control unit, the currently fastest model of the A5 convertible has received a 20 % power boost to reach 425 HP (313 kW) and a maximum torque of 550 Nm. “Overall, the performance is now very close to the Audi RS5, which is currently only available as a coupe,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt. Extensive testing and developing, as well as comprehensive warranties, protect the owner from experiencing shipwreck.
While boat owners might use tires as a common replacement for fenders to protect their vessel from being damaged in the harbor, the high performance tires on the Audi S5 become real works of art thanks to ABT. And the customers have a selection of four different alloy wheels. The DR and ER-C designs are available as 19 or 20 inch rims and the FR and GR designs are available in 20 inch. Depending on the model selected, a variety of finishes is available: from mystic black to Gun-metal and silverbullet all the way up to matt black and glossy black. Several designs also have a diamond-machined finish on some surfaces. All the stated models can also be purchased at ABT Sportsline as complete wheel sets, either with Dunlop or Continental tires.
To give the captain’s cabin an exclusive look, ABT Sportsline also offers integrated entrance lights, which project the ABT logo onto the ground via LEDs. Special floor mats and valve caps complete the picture and show that nothing has been left to chance. Those with an even more exclusive taste can contact the ABT Individual crew who are able to fulfill almost any special request.
The ABT specialists are also currently working on the aerodynamics. In just a few weeks the Audi S5 will look even sleeker. Those interested can now register for this attractive package on the company’s website. As soon as the aerodynamics package is available, it can be retrofitted quickly at ABT Sportsline or at one of the countless ABT agencies in more than 60 countries worldwide. The only thing that ABT doesn’t have in its range is a matching figurehead.