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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…

Essen 2014: Abt Sportsline Plans Powerhouse plus World Premiere

by on 26 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Two impressive Audis, including a real world premiere based on a sporty Coupé made in Ingolstadt, will be shown at the Continental/ABT Sportsline booth A155 in Hall 3 at this years’ Essen Motor Show.
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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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New Audi A8 by Abt Sportsline

by on 21 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Twenty years ago, the Audi A8 cut a dash in the German premium class and firmly established the company there. “And if you needed even more exclusivity or horse power, you could always ask ABT Sportsline,“ says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group: “On the occasion of […] More…

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…

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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Sporty and Agile, with 310 hp – ABT Tunes the Audi S1

by on 7 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The Audi S1, trendy and sporty to begin with, has now even been uprated by ABT Sportsline, the globally leading tuner of cars produced by the Audi and Volkswagen Group. And it doesn’t stop there: suspension springs, perfect aerodynamics and the right wheels round off the package and turn this sporty Audi into a high-end […] More…

Video: Motor Trend Staffer Injured in Abt Audi R8 GTR Crash Tells Her Side of Story

by on 6 August 2014 in Video

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Last September most anyone in automotive journalism was prepping for the Frankfurt motor show. A-listers were probably flying into Frankfurt as invited guests of manufacturers or test-driving new models in ahead of the event. Others were likely in Germany trying to nail down a few local stories before heading in for the event. Such was the case for Motor Trend YouTube staffer Jessi Lang who’d gone to Kempten, Germany in order to test drive the Audi R8 GTR built by Abt Sportsline. That was the plan, until Lang was involved in an accident while at the wheel of the half million dollar Audi, an accident that saw the demise of the car and another Audi and the helicopter medivac of both drivers. More…

ABT Sportsline Upgrades Proven on MAHA Dynamometer

by on 31 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Where does a car’s speedo show 260 kph but doesn’t move? On the state-of-the-art ABT Sportsline dynamometer! It is part of the quality and performance strategy employed by the leading tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group. Since engines are becoming ever more complex, good power upgrades also require an ever more careful development. […] More…

A Sporty 410-Horse Carriage – The ABT RS Q3

by on 24 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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In fairy tales, princes ride on greys. In Bavaria, one rides a white “carriage” and 410 horses. Because once upon a time there was a solid Audi RS Q3, uprated by 100hp and an exciting look by ABT Sportsline. In sum, we now have no less than 410 hp / 301 kW. Maximum torque is […] More…