Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ABT tuned R8 GTR to Revised at Geneva Motor Show

ABT Sportsline will release revised GTR aftermarket program for the Audi R8. The focus point this time will be the V10-powered R8 facelift which has a 5.2-liter FSI engine producing 550 HP (404 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft). ABT's engineers can increase the output to 620 HP (456 kW) and 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) of torque if more power needed.

This newly tuned V10 engine able to do it in 3.2 seconds from 0-100km/h, while the stock V10 engine does it in 3.5 seconds. The top speed of the newly tuned V10 engine is 202mph (325km/h) whereas the standard model is 193mph (311km/h). Carbon fiber was used for making the side skirts, hood, front and rear apron, rear wing and also for the adjustable front splitter. With all the light weight carbon fiber parts, the Audi R8 GTR by ABT weighs 1,515 kg (3,340 lbs), making it 110 kg (242 lbs) lighter than the standard model. Other modifications include a stainless steel exhaust system, forged 19-inch alloys, as well as a coil-over sports suspension with adjustable dampers.





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