ABT Sportsline released a new line of styling kits this past week, the two we have here are for the Audi A8 and Audi R8 GTR cars. Starting with the new GTR-version for the Audi R8, the V10 supercar received a lot of lightweight aerodynamic parts to enhance its appearance. With a new front bonnet, front and rear aprons, and carbon fiber adjustable rear wing, the aggressive R8 GTR looks like it could take on the notorious Nissan GTR. The windows were even replaced with Makrolon pieces, a super strong, lightweight material that is better than the factory parts. ABT’s tuning firm swapped the original door panels with carbon fiber ones, and all these feather-like additions made the Audi R8 GTR 100 kg lighter than the stock model.
Under the hood of the Audi R8, ABT Sportsline tuned and tweaked the 5.2-liter V10 to produce 620 hp, which is a 95 horsepower increase over the factory numbers. Improving the handling is a height adjustable ABT Sports suspension kit, adjustable dampers, and a high performance ceramic braking system. The wheels pictured here are ultra light ABT CR alloys, available in 19×9″ for the front, and 19×11″ at the rear. At the track, the exotic looking Audi R8 GTR was able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.2 seconds, accomplish 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds, and reach a top speed of 325 km/h. Now that’s some impressive car tuning.
Moving on to Audi’s new luxury car, the Audi A8 sedan offers customers a four door model with stellar looks coming in 2011. ABT has already released these images of the new aero kit for the highly anticipated Audi A8, and even gave the car a small power boost. At the exterior level, the 2011 ABT Audi A8 received a new body kit consisting of a front spoiler, redesigned rear apron, tailpipe covers, side skirts, and a three-piece rear spoiler. Completing the cars styling are a set of aftermarket wheels in either 20 or 21-inches, and available in several designs. The engineers at ABT helped the 4.2-liter TDI engine with some tuning to increase its power by 35 hp and 80 Nm. Thus, giving the all new 2011 Audi A8 a final output of 385 horsepower, and 880 Nm of maximum torque.
[Source: ABT Sportsline]