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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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Revelations by imposition of hands – uptrend 01/2014 with thermal cover

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uptrend, the ABT Sportsline lifestyle mag, in its 01/2014 issue has the special touch. Initially, the diabolical title featuring the RS6-R only showed its rough outline. But since it consists of thermal paper, a pair of warm hands suffices to make the 730hp car appear in full. This fast estate aside, uptrend also features the other new ABTs presented in Geneva, with the Swiss city also worth an extensive portrait, by the way.

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Wow-white SUV spectacle: 410 hp in the ABT RS Q3

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[Words: ABT SportslinePhotos: ABT Sportsline]

Crossover alternatives to compact rockets like a Golf R or Audi S3 had been a rarity until in 2013 the racy Audi RS Q3 with its 310 hp/228 kW was rolled out. The ABT Sportsline engineers then saw even more potential in this chic car and wanted to put it on an equal footing with real sports cars. Extensive tests on their own dynamometer and public roads followed and showed that the 2.5l five-cylinder engine would easily bear a permanent 32 % uprating, provided the engineers were careful. Now, the ABT RS Q3 has 410 hp or 301 kW; the maximum torque is 530 Nm, up from a serial 420 Nm. In Geneva, ABT will present the power-SUV in an “innocent” white shade with an impressive decor which will then make this colour lose its innocence right away.

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Electrical “elevation” – ABT contests in the new FIA Formula E

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ABT Sportsline has already dealt with electrical mobility within many a regional project. But now the Bavarian company gets into the racing mode: from September 2014 the leading tuner of cars of the Volkswagen and Audi brands will take part in the FIA’s brand new E- series under the name Audi Sport ABT Formula-E Team. And as the first of the ten teams, the Bavarians have already found their drivers: Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi and GP2 youngster Daniel Abt.

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ABT elite conveyance – RS6-R with 730 hp and 920 Nm

[Words:  ABT Sportsline | Photos:  ABT Sportsline]

When you read 730 hp/537 kW, you may first think of an Italian super-sports-car or a big truck but not of a roadworthy family or business estate. But ABT Sportsline is still able to surprise its target group and at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 will present its latest Audi RS6 model, the 320 kph ABT RS6-R. “Mind you, the R stands for racy, not for rough or rude,” says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: “As with the normal Audi RS6, ours also provides the utmost comfort, sumptuousness and usefulness, limited to 25 cars worldwide.“

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ABT Sportsline Unveils Formula E Driver Line-Up with Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt

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  • German team first to reveal drivers for 2014/2015 FIA Formula E Championship

ABT Sportsline will contest the first season of the new FIA Formula E Championship with former Formula One racer and Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi and German youngster Daniel Abt. The German outfit is the first of the ten teams in the field to have presented its driver line-up. The inaugural event of the new fully-electric race series will take place in Beijing, China, on 13 September 2014.

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ABT Sportsline Products and services – worldwide competence benefits customers

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It all started 117 years ago with a revolutionary idea: Johann Abt, a blacksmith, developed a device that allowed horse-drawn carriages to be used in Bavarian winters as well. That made for savings and the growth of the young company. In short order, Abt also dealt with automobiles. The company’s connection with the four brands that today are epitomised by Audi’s famous four rings started as early as shortly after the First World War. Here in Essen, three highlights of this ongoing relationship are now being presented – the ABT RS5-R, ABT Golf VII GTI Dark Edition and ABT Polo R WRC to be precise. The Kempten-based company provides innovative solutions for quite a number of models produced by the Volkswagen Group. All the cars and all the components are always state-of-the-art and, needless to say, imbued with the successful and traditional family-owned company’s spirit. And it goes without saying that they are always based upon more than five decades of experience gained in premium motorsports. Over the past decade, these comprised five DTM (German Touring Masters) championships, among others.

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“Drivestyle” coupé with 700 “race horses” – the ABT RS7

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Limousine or estate are too humdrum? A sports car or traditional coupé are not convenient enough? Don’t worry. ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of Audis and Volkswagens, with its interpretation of the stylish and powerful Audi RS7 still has an ace up its sleeve. The Bavarians have not only added an exposed-carbon spoiler at the rear but a lot more engine output as well.

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A roadworthy racer – the ABT RS5-R with a motor sports DNA

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A lot of manufacturers refers to motor sports when marketing sporty large-scale production cars. But one should always beware. After all, stickers and alloy wheels alone do not make for a real racer. ABT Sportsline, however, takes a more challenging approach, and visitors to the Essen Motor Show will be able to see it at Booth A155 in Hall 3.0 when checking out the RS5-R. The Audi it is based upon is one of the company’s best to begin with, but the Bavarian tuners have been able to tune this too.

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The ABT RS5-R is the “Sportscar” of the year

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The “AUTO BILD SPORTSCAR DES JAHRES” award was presented at the Essen Motor Show Race Night for the twelfth time. 77,218 readers had voted in nine categories and found the ABT Sportsline ABT RS5-R to be the best “Coupé Tuning” vehicle, out of a total of 143. This aside, the readers also voted the ABT RS3 Sportsback, ABT AS6-R and ABT S8 second and the ABT R8 GTR third in their respective categories.

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