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ABT's New 675PS Audi S8 will Transport You to 100km/h in 3.9 Sec


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As if their previous Audi S8 tune with 640PS (632hp) wasn't fast enough, ABT has found a way to fork a few more dozen ponies out of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8.

ABT's R Cure for Your RS5 Light Upgrade Itch


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No matter how powerful, fast and special automakers make their vehicles, there will always be demand for more oomph and styling pizazz, and tuners like ABT are more than happy to facilitate.
The Germans haven't gone nuts with their new "R" package for the Audi RS5 Coupe choosing instead a path of moderate upgrades.

For example, the new complete sports exhaust system that's optionally available with side pipes, and some minor fiddling with the engine, generate an extra 20hp and 10Nm bumping the 4.2-liter V8's output to 464hp (470PS) and 440Nm (324 lb-ft) respectively.

ABT quotes a 0-100km/h (62mph) run in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 290km/h (180mph) for the RS5-R coupe.

With the R package, you also get a carbon fiber aero kit comprising a front skirt and flics, rocker panels, rear apron and a fix rear wing to notify drivers coming from behind.

Finally, the RS5-R rides on new 20-inch alloys that weigh 9.5kg (21 pounds) wrapped in 275/30 ZR20 performance tires.

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New ABT AS5 Dark: Batman, Your Audi A5 Has Arrived


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ABT's new AS5 Dark is no superhero or super-car, for that matter, but it wants to look like one.

New Audi S1 by ABT has 310PS Under its Hood


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ABT comes to save the day for those who find the stock Audi S1's 228hp (231PS) to be a little on the slow side.

ABT Infuses New Audi S8 with 632 Ponies


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Since Audi doesn't see a market for an RS8 luxury sedan, it's up to tuners like ABT to fill the need for speed with improved versions of the S8, which received a nip and tuck just last year.

ABT Says Happy Birthday to VW Golf by Remembering its First Golf Mk1 Tuning Job


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VW celebrates the Golf’s 40th anniversary this year and VW tuner ABT has reasons to celebrate too. The German aftermarket specialist offered its first spiced-up version of the VW Golf in 1982, a year before the launch of the second-generation compact model.

ABT Audi RS5 Cabrio Opens Up for Spring with New Updates


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It's that happy time of the year for convertible owners in the Northern hemisphere when they can at long last drop down the tops of their cars to enjoy the warmth of spring.

ABT Gives VW Golf GTI a More Sinister Look and 300PS with Dark Edition


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Wrapping up our confirmed Geneva Motor Show debuts from German modifier of everything related to the VW Group, ABT Sportsline, is the new Golf GTI Dark Edition.

New ABT Audi RS6-R has 720HP, Because You Know, It Wasn't Fast or Powerful Enough


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The already ludicrous Audi RS6 Avant has just become even more insane, courtesy of a tune from ABT Sportsline that takes the standard model's 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 from 552hp (560PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) to a stratospheric 720hp (730PS) and 920Nm (678 lb-ft) of peak torque for a top speed of 320km/h (199 mph).

Audi Sport ABT Formula-E Heading to Switzerland and the Geneva Show


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This is the new Audi Sport ABT Formula-E with which Audi and its partner ABT Sportsline will take part in the new FIA racing championship featuring fully-electric single seater cars that kicks off in Beijing, China) on September 13 this year.

Audi RS Q3 Gets a Taste of ABT Tuning with 410PS Version


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The "S" in SUV stands for "sporty", but that doesn't really hold true in most cases, does it now… There are exceptions, of course, with Audi's spirited 306HP (310PS) RS Q3 being one of them. Still, that wasn't enough for German firm ABT, which is taking the series to the next performance level with a 404hp (410PS) tune.

ABT Elevates New VW Golf R to the Big League with 370PS Tune


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While we wait to see if the rumor going around about VW planning to debut a lighter and more powerful version of the Golf R named the EVO at April's 2014 Beijing Motor Show is true, ABT Sportsline has already envisioned a more potent iteration of the hot hatch.

ABT Powers Up Audi 2.0 TFSI Models to 286HP / 290PS


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Every time Audi and other VW Group brands improve upon their engine power ratings, ABT Sportsline follows suit with its own tuning packages. For the latest 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four petrol engine found in Audi's A4, A5 and Q5, ABT has presented a new kit that boosts output by close to 30 percent.

ABT Tunes to the Times and Offers 200PS Diesel Upgrade for VW T5


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In the nearly two years that went by since we last talked about ABT and Volkswagen's T5, the German automaker made some updates to the van series and the tuning firm has responded with the release of a more powerful package for the diesel version.

Tuner ABT Sportsline Confirms FIA Formula E Entry


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There are only three more spots left on the starting grid for the inaugural FIA Formula E championship set to commence next year. Drayson Racing (UK), China Racing, Andretti Autosport (US), Dragon Racing (US), e.dams (FR) and Super Aguri Formula E (JP) have already signed up and now the series gets its first entrants from Germany: tuner ABT Sportsline; the seventh squad so far.

ABT Raises the Audi S3's Performance Bar with 365HP Version


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Mercedes has rightfully earned the bragging rights for the most potent series production hot hatch with the 355hp (360PS) A45 AMG, but if numbers are of concern, you can always drop some cash to tuners and get your ride up to spec.

ABT Spices Up Audi RS6 Avant to the Tune of 700 PS Creating the 'Über-Kombi'


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If you want your new 2013 Audi RS6 Avant to perfrom better than it already does (not that you’d need to, really), and have subtle visual tweaks to hint at it, then VW Group tuner ABT Sportsline is one of the best bets. Crazy-powerful Audis are their most extreme products, and this new RS6, with its 700 PS (690 hp) tuned twin-turbo V8 is close to the top of the pile.

ABT's Latest Tuning Offerings for New Beetle Coupe and Cabrio


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Volkswagen owners have many choices for aftermarket upgrades, but ABT remains of the main and more popular go-to destinations, at least for Europeans. The German firm has now updated its offerings for the latest generation VW Beetle in both hardtop and cabriolet forms.

ABT Sportsline Upgrades VW Golf GTD to 210PS/207HP


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The VW and Audi aftermarket specialists at ABT Sportsline decided that the 184PS Golf 7 GTD is neither powerful, nor sporty-looking enough, so they set out to customize it with a power upgrade and an aerodynamic kit to alleviate the problem.

ABT Sportsline Nudges 2013 Audi R8 V10 to 592 Horses


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Once again, ABT Sportsline is pickup up where one of the Volkswagen Group brands left off, and in particular, Audi and its refreshed 2013 R8 V10, for which it has developed an assortment of upgrades, starting with an ample power boost.