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An attractive “dark figure” – the new ABT AS5 DARK now for a bargain price


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.“

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On this high-tech dynamometer the tuner tests its cars


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. Only if you know all the relevant parameters, you can intervene in the complex web of a modern engine’s mechanical and electronic components and close tolerances. “Our thorough testing balances performance and durability and allows us to issue extensive warranties,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt, mentioning the MAHA-MSR1000 dynamometer, one of the best in the market: “Systems of this quality you will otherwise only find with engine developers, technical universities or major racing teams. We can measure cars with up to 3,000 hp and 2,200 kW. The air blower can produce a speed of up to 200 kph and has a capacity of 90,000 m3/h.”

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Step it up a notch! ABT lends the Audi S3 Saloon 370 hp and 460 Nm

[Photos: ABT SportslineWords: ABT Sportsline]

Despite the success of SUVs, crossover vehicles and minivans, a sporty saloon has never been a bad choice. The new ABT Sportsline-tuned Audi S3 tells you why! With its 370 hp / 272 kW (standard version: 300 hp / 221 kW), this notchback has a top speed of 265 km/h. Rather refreshing, don’t you think?

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Video: What would you do with two APR Supercharged R8s?

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[Video: APR | Words: APR]

After months of additional testing, APR is pleased to announce the Stage III+ TVS1740 Supercharger System is fully compatible with the R-Tronic transmission. So, to honor this occasion, we made a video of a couple R8’s doing ridiculous burnouts, drifts, and racing side by side, 6MT vs R-Tronic.

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Damage on Audi R8 luxury sportscar


Hotel de Paris from Monaco has caused damages in the course of a rescue operation on a luxury sportscar of the company Prior Design.

The polite request made by the Managing Director of Prior Design Andreas Belzek, not to drive his refined Audi R8 luxury sportscar was not honored by a staff of the reputable Hotel de Paris from Monaco on April 17, 2014, in which the Prior Design crew stayed the night within the scope of this year’s Prior Design Monaco Tour. Citing the standing order that the owner of a vehicle cannot park his/her own car, the staff sat on the driver’s seat.

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King of the Road: Audi S8 with 640 hp and attractive components

[Photos: ABT Sportsline | Words: ABT Sportsline]

Bavarian King Ludwig II loved architectural extravaganzas, as you can tell by his fairytale castles. But if he were alive and drive a car he would certainly not only like Neuschwanstein but also the excellent “wagon maker” ABT Sportsline, the globally leading tuner of vehicles produced by the Volkswagen Group, which would be able to sell the King a newly tuned Audi S8, based on the latest facelift variant.

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MTM Taiwan A5 – Love or hate?

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[Words: MTM Taiwan | Photos: MTM Taiwan]

The Audi A5 Coupe, was once voted the Best “Sexy Styling” Vehicle from the Motorist Choice Award, yet it was not enough for car owner.

The car was complete tuned by Taiwan’s most high-end tuning shop: Mayer Motorsports. It comes with an outstanding complete aero-kit package by Rowen Japan with LED front bumper, side steps, rear bumper, also equipped with a carbon fiber hood from Carbonrevo. The aggressive design was not completed until the car was also wearing the 21” forged shoes that offered by WORK Wheels Japan, and a KW Variant 3 suspension system that provides the chassis balance to its maximum. Tires were provided by Michelin Pilot Super Sports in 255/30/21.

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Conquering the motorway at 290 kph – the RS5 Cabrio

[Photos: ABT SportslineWords: ABT Sportsline]

The forecasts from Bavaria are unequivocal: in spring and summer 2014, wind speeds of up to 290 kph are certainly very possible, especially when the sun is shining. This is because ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of Volkswagen brands, has done away with the original speed limiter of the Audi RS5 Cabrio. Now, the 450 hp (331 kW) 4.2 FSI can show what it’s really able to do. A fitting stainless-steel muffler system consisting of a mid and rear muffler underscores the eight-cylinder car‘s emotional sound.

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2,400 sq m of pure racing: ABT motorsport centre opened

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ABT Sportsline has got a new home. Right in time before the start of the season, the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group has opened its new, state- of-the-art motorsport center next to its headquarter in Kempten, Bavaria. On 2,400 sq m, a staff of about 50 will now prepare the four Audi RS5 DTM’s for the DTM and develop the FIA Formula E activities.

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APR Presents the R8 4.2L FSI V8 Stage III+ TVS1740 Supercharger System!

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APR’s technical reach has grown enormously since opening in the 1990’s and currently represents a force of unmatched performance without compromise in the performance enhancement sector for Audi vehicles. Our previously available APR Stage III TVS1320 Supercharger System found its way on to several hundred 4.2L FSIs around the world, making it the most popular and reliable system on the market. With more than four years’ worth of 4.2L FSI supercharger engineering research, development and testing, APR’s new Stage III+ TVS1740 Supercharger System represents the pinnacle of Audi’s German engineering enhanced by APR’s American ingenuity.

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