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Latest Abt Sportsline Audi RS 6-R with 730 hp Debuts at Geneva

by on 2 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The “Daytona grey matt“ paintwork of the ABT RS6-R to be shown in Geneva says it all: with 730 hp/ 537 kW this estate’s engine is more powerful than the NASCAR racers over there in America. And its top speed of 320 kph is also quite something. But all these potent figures should not let us forget that the new ABT RS6-R is also a visual highlight. After all, the car is based upon the Audi RS6 facelift presented at the end of 2014. ”On this fit occasion, with new lamps for example, our extensive body kit really comes into its own,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group. More…

Abt Sportsline with Fast Gunmetal Bullet Audi TT at Geneva Motor Show

by on 2 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The matt wrap in “gunmetal” makes the new Audi TT come into its own. Combined with the body parts by ABT Sportsline the sport coupé from Ingolstadt becomes as assertive as it becomes a super sports car. “And this means there has to be power and performance,” says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: “With this exhibition model we show how much potential there is even in the 2.0 TFSI quattro, which we have upgraded to the level of the production TTS.“
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Abt Sportsline Introduces New ABT FR Alloy Wheel

by on 25 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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ABT Sportsline – that name stands for automotive creations from Bavaria that are sporty, elegant and extravagant in a unique way. And this extra touch, added even to top models, is also provided by the alloy wheel ABT FR. It doesn’t only combine sportiness and elegance but is also of the utmost quality, with a top sealant to boot. “After the new DR and ER the FR continues our wheel alphabet and adds new design characteristics,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. More…

A New Factory for Unique Cars – ABT Individual

by on 12 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Customised shoes, bespoke suits, a stand-alone piece of furniture – all such things do not only fascinate us, they really touch us. “We hold hand-made solitaires very dear,“ says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of the globally largest tuner of VW and Audi cars. Since cars are of special importance to many people, what he wanted was […] More…

Formula E: Di Grassi Third at Punta del Este

by on 14 December 2014 in Audi News

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Three races, three times on podium and a commanding top spot of the FIA Formula E Championship standings: Lucas di Grassi from Team ABT Sportsline has clearly made his mark on the first third of the season. In Punta del Este (Uruguay), one day before the third Sunday of Advent, the Brazilian celebrated third place and thus extended his lead of the standings. His team-mate Daniel Abt achieved the fastest race lap in the high-calibre field.
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Essen 2014: New Audi TT Coupé by Abt Sportsline

by on 1 December 2014 in Audi News

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The Audi TT’s original shape with its curved roof is a real design classic. More pronounced and geared to the zeitgeist, a brand new edition will now be seen in showrooms. At the German Essen Motor Show 2014, ABT Sportsline will feature its interpretation of this racy Audi coupé, a world premiere. “The purist body gives us a lot of leeway for differentiation”, says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. At its booth at the Essen Motor Show, the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen and Audi Group will therefore present a comprehensive body kit for this new edition, which is in line with a number of TT conversions by ABT Sportsline for both public roads and race tracks, including the DTM touring car winner ABT TT-R from 2002, driven by Laurent Aiello. No less spectacular were the derived road versions TT Limited, TT Limited Widebody and Limited II, which, given their small number, show real collector’s potential. And of course ABT also has two attractive performance and styling packages for the 2nd TT generation. More…

Mobil 1 and Abt Sportsline Continue Global Alliance

by on 24 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Industry News

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Mobil 1™integrated into the ABT Sportsline intelligent tuning process as part of the ABT “All-In-One-Set” approach to tuning All engines upgraded in Kempten, Bavaria, are filled exclusively with Mobil 1™and recommended for all subsequent service fills Mobil 1™chosen by ABT to help them deliver excellent engine protection LONDON, UK — ABT Sportsline, the world’s largest […] More…

FIA Formula E: Lucas di Grassi and Abt Sportsline Finish Second in Malaysia

by on 23 November 2014 in Motorsport

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With a masterful strategic feat and two spectacular recoveries Team ABT Sportsline has captured the lead in the team standings of the FIA Formula E Championship. Inaugural race winner Lucas di Grassi on finishing the race in Putrajaya (Malaysia) as the runner-up defended his top spot in the driver classification. The next race of the series for full-electric open-wheel racing cars will be held in just three weeks from now in Punta del Este (Uruguay).
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Martial, Bavarian, Simply Good – the ABT RS5-R, Speeding Along with 290 km/h

by on 2 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Indeed, there are calm, slender heroes that are not considered for what they are made of. Real athletes, however, are carved from a different piece of wood – including biceps, six-pack, and strong Bavarian calves. With the ABT RS5-R, the worldwide biggest car tuner of the Audi and Volkswagen Group has such a world-class athlete […] More…

New Audi AS5 Dark from Abt Sportsline – A Dark Figure of the A5

by on 25 September 2014 in Audi News

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Be it Batman or The Shadow: even heroes like dark clothes. The new ABT AS5 DARK is one of them and available as a Coupé or Sportback. Even without the optional ABT Power, the Bavarian styling package radiates superiority. “Designer Walter de’Silva is proud of his creation and rightly so – but as an AS5 DARK the Audi A5 is multifaceted and even more assertive“, says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: “And since we are offering the comprehensive re-design for a bargain price right now, it’s high time to visit your nearest ABT Partner.” More…

Button Down – The New Abt Sportsline Start/Stop Button

by on 18 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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If you drive an ABT-tuned Audi, you should know beforehand what a unique and amazing engine it has. ABT Sportsline, the globally leading tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen and Audi Group, therefore now has a new gem available: its original ABT Start-Stop button. “Now our customers also have a haptic interface with our upratings. They can literally touch them,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt.
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Formula E: Lucas di Grassi and Abt Sportsline Win Inaugural Formula E Round in Beijing

by on 16 September 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi and the Audi Sport ABT Formula E team won the inaugural event of the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship with FIA President Jean Todt watching the race on location. The Brazilian celebrated the historic victory following a dramatic race that was only decided in the final corner of the total of 25 race laps. Next weekend, di Grassi will return to the cockpit of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid sports car in round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Austin (USA).
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