From the all-new Volkswagen MKVII Golf to the lovable Audi R8, ABT Sportline came equipped to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Starting off with its RS5-R, ABT clearly did quite a bit of work on the vehicle. Essentially a good chunk of the body work has been changed but no COMPLETE details have been released about what it did to the motor, exactly. We do know the company added an exhaust system on it to provide more grunt but that's about it.
The S6 Avant that ABT tuned up is now producing an extra 40 ponies, rounding it out to 600 at the crank total. But if you find that impressive, you'd be happy to find out that the BIG increase comes in the torque department where ABT added around 150 lb.-ft. Now the AS6-R is putting down around 550 lb.-ft. to the tarmac.
Here's where the mods pay off. According to ABT, the AS6-R does 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, which is one full second quicker than the stock S6. Obviously, that's a HUGE gain over the standard vehicle.
Next up is the Euro favorite, the Golf. While there's a host of different tuning options for which ever motor you spring for, the most notable changes are found in form of a new grille, spoiler, headlight covers and mirrors. In addition, note the quad-tipped exhaust and wheels/tires. If you're feeling saucy you can find the bucks for the upgraded suspension as well.
Probably the creme de la creme of the collection though is the R8. And I think it's safe to say that ABT set a high benchmark.
That's because its R8 GTR has the V10 on board and produces 620 horsies. That means it does zero to 60 in about three seconds. Its entire body kit is constructed out of carbon fiber, which sheds about 220 pounds.
If I could sum up ABT's stand in a sentence it would simply be: "There's a whole lot to like."
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