ABT Treats New Audi A8 with 385-Diesel-Ponies and Styling Kit

Not quite the Audi S8-alternative we were expecting from ABT, but the diesel-powered AS8 appears to be a promising start. Using the 2011 A8 with the 4.2-liter V8 TDI as a base, ABT Sportsline tweaked the turbo diesel engine boosting output from 350HP and 800Nm to 385HP and 880Nm / 649 lb-ft of peak torque.

As no ABT conversion would be complete without the usual styling upgrades, the German tuner bundled a body kit comprising of a front spoiler, side skirt, a somewhat discreet boot lid spoiler and a new rear apron housing a diffuser and the new quad tail pipes.

A choice of 20- or 21-inch ABT CR alloy wheels wrapped in sport tires and an available matte black foil complete the upgrades to the AS8.

The new ABT AS8 – data and factsABT ENGINE TECHNOLOGYEngine: 4.2 TDI, 4134 ccm capacityPerformance tuning: ABT PowerPerformance: 385 HP/283 kW (standard: 350 HP/257 kW)ABT AERODYNAMICSABT front wingABT side skirtsABT rear wing (three-part)ABT rear skirt with exhaust coversABT WHEEL TECHNOLOGYABT CR wheel in 20 and 21 inchesAvailable also as complete set of wheels with sports tires

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