8 Sep
Making that which is evil ever more evil...


You know how much we love our Audi R8s, that’s hardly a secret. So it’s no shock that we’d covet this ABT Sportsline Aud R8 V10 like a lecherous pedophile. First off, as if the new V10 didn’t juice up the R8 enough already (increasing hps from 420 to 525), but now ABT has tweaked the programing and exhaust to lift the R8 5.2 to 600 HP — that’s 75 extra horses for all you math dropouts.

Aesthetically the body kit modifications strike the right chord of making the deliciously evil R8 even more diabolical without it looking like some Fast & the Furious reject car (dig the vertical front air intake slats, as opposed to the original horizontal ones). New BR-type 20-inch wheels, 4-pipe exhaust system and carbon fiber upgrades round out ABT Sportline’s touches.

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Ten cylinders. 600 HP. The Abt R8 5.2 FSI

These figures make the hearts of sports car drivers beat faster: 600 HP (441 kW), acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, top speed of 322 km/h. The car to which these impressive performance figures belong is the ABT R8 5.2 FSI. Its V10 engine draws plenty of power from its large 5,204 cubic centimetre capacity – all the more if ABT POWER gives it an extra boost. 75 extra HP or 55 more kW provides a powerful trust at all speeds as well as increasing the torque.

The fact that the medium-engine super sports car becomes a winner on any track is not just due to its excellent performance characteristics, but also the perfectly coordinated bodywork package. It has been designed by the DTM crew of ABT Sportsline according to the latest motorsport knowledge, including the use of high-end carbon materials. The focus was above all on the optimum distribution of weight and a systematic light-weight construction. “The 600 HP is not just intended to exist on paper, but also be available on the road”, says Christian Abt.  At the same time the ABT R8 thereby looks extremely dynamic. The front spoiler, side sills and rear apron outline the bodywork and give it a more powerful presence even when at a standstill. They form one unit with the distinctive rear wing and the typical ABT 4-pipe exhaust system.

The super sports car is presented on BR-type 20-inch wheels which suit the classic design. The ABT R8 5.2 FSI is a design milestone and is of course very, very fast. This is because the 600 ABT horsepower contain, what the dynamic design of the car promises.

One Response to “ABT Sportsline Audi R8 V10”

  1. I think this could turn things around for the better in the end, at least that’s what I’m hoping we’re just going to have to wait and see

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