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    Pushing the limits

    Fancy a little extra from your 5.2 V10? ABT may have the answer, with their stunning Gen 2 R8… R8 V10 ABT’s Geneva show stopper. Words Davy Lewis. Photography ABT.

    The gen 2 R8 is, quite simply, one of the finest cars on the road today. I’ve been fortunate to drive a few of them and each time it’s been a thrilling experience.

    However, like many people, I’m not in a position to own one of Audi’s super cars right now. But that doesn’t mean I’m not hungry to find out more. The R8 is something to aspire to – a life goal perhaps. If you’ve made it, then you can afford one, and if that’s the case you may well want something a little extra on top. A little extra on top is what ABT Sportsline do very well indeed. The German tuning specialists have been doing it for many, many years and know what’s what when it comes to high-end upgrades.

    So what do we have here, then?

    Well, it’s part of the quartet of power launched at Geneva and perhaps the most desirable of the lot. The base car is an R8 Plus, which means it’s already a bit of a weapon. The mighty 5.2 V10 kicks out a rather brutal 610hp and makes the kind of sound that could raise the dead. A wrung out V10 is one of the finest things you’ll ever hear – especially if you’re lucky enough to be piloting it. Add to this advanced chassis dynamics, cutting edge design, carbon ceramic brakes and an interior that oozes class and you’ve got one heck of a package. But there’s always room to squeeze a bit more out…

    The first thing that hits you with the ABT R8 is the colour. It’s finished in satin red, which on paper sounds at best average, but in the metal looks superb. Without a glossy paint grabbing all the attention, your eyes are free to take in the curves and angles of the R8’s bodywork. But there’s more…

    The front and rear bumpers have been subtly redesigned. Not that they were lacking in visual appeal to begin with, but the ABT treatment has given the R8 an even more snarling, almost racecar look. They’re more angular, stand out further and do a grant job of setting this car apart from the rest.

    “With an extra 20hp, the R8 now kicks out 630hp”

    ABT are masters at carbon fibre artistry and have given the R8’s muscular shape some extra definition. Up front there’s a neat carbon lip that adds some aggression and brings the nose closer to the black stuff. There’s also a very tough looking carbon blade added to the bumper.

    Add to this a gloss black grille, complete with ABT badge and black Audi rings, and the front is on point. Moving to the side, you’ll find some carbon side blades, which are what you’d expect on something like this. But look closer and you’ll see more carbon – this time behind the front wheels and continued with neat carbon spats at each corner of the skirts, front and rear. The carbon-fest continues with the mirror covers and the rear quarter panels, then as you move to the rear (arguably the best feature), you take in the deeply sculpted diffuser and rear wing. The OEM twin tailpipes have been replaced with a quad-pipe setup, which looks bang on the money – and helps to unleash the full potential of that spine tingling V10.

    The breathtaking exterior is completed with a set of ABT’s new wheels, which are diamond cut and feature slender spokes and a nice inner dish. In 20in finished in matte black, these lightweight, forged rims really do look the part on this red supercar.

    Inside, things are equally, if not even more impressive. Every surface has been covered in Alcantara or carbon fibre, with contrasting red details. Again a stock R8 plus is no poverty spec cabin, but this thing is on another level.

    So there we have it. Like many cars we feature this may not be the most modified, but it’s a well considered package that all works well together – in an OEM like way. Exotic machinery like this may out of reach for many, but there’s nothing wrong with dreaming…

    “The exhaust helps unleash the full potential of that spine tingling V10”

    Right: 20in forged rims and carbon ceramics.
    Above: Interior is awash with Alcantara and carbon.
    Top: The rear end screams aggression.

    TECHNICAL DATA FILE/SPECIFICATION #2017 / #Audi-R8-Plus / #Audi-R8-Plus-ABT / #Audi-R8-V10 / #Audi / #Audi-R8 / #Audi-R8-V10-Plus / #Audi-R8-Mk2 / #Audi-R8-Mk2-ABT / #Audi-R8-ABT / #ABT

    Engine 5.2 #V10 #Audi-V10 , #ABT custom software, #ABT-exhaust-system with quad tailpipes
    Transmission 8-speed #S-tronic
    Brakes Carbon ceramic
    Suspension ABT sports setup
    Wheels ABT forged 20in in matte black
    Interior Full re-trim in Alcantara with red details and carbon fibre pieces, including steering wheel, dash and headlining
    Exterior ABT front and rear bumpers featuring more aggressive intakes, carbon side blades, carbon sideskirt ends, carbon front arch pieces, carbon rear quarters, carbon rear wing, carbon rear diffuser, carbon mirrors, black grille with ABT badge, black Audi rings, painted Exclusive satin red

    Contacts Richter Sport www.richtersport.co.uk ABT / www.abt-sportsline.de
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    2014 TT Gen 3 2.0 TFSI Special K #Audi-TT-K-Custom has created an alternative to the Gen 3 TTS, this ultra-low, 2.0 TFSI… Words Davy Lewis. Photography Jape Tiitinen. MK3 TT 2.0 TFSI with 330hp.

    When it comes to Gen 3 Audi TTs, it’s the S and RS models that tend to get the lion’s share of attention. Which is understandable. The S makes a very healthy 306bhp, and the recently launched RS is a 395bhp powerhouse. But it’s fair to say that these two cool coupes command a premium price, too. You’ll need over £30k to bag a used S and over £53k for a new RS – and that’s before you begin ticking those must-have optional extras. But there is another solution... the TFSI model.

    This lower-spec #Audi-TT-K-Custom-8S comes with a perky 2.0 turbo, which makes a useful 226bhp. In S-line trim, it looks the part, with subtle body additions, nice alloys and spec’d up interior including sports seats. Best of all, used TFSI TTs start from around, £22k, so they’re far more accessible than the S and RS versions. What’s more, you can take power up to around 330bhp (more than a stock TTS) with some relatively simple tuning work.

    For Nicolas Konhäuser, the 2.0 #TFSI TT made perfect sense. As a seasoned car builder and CEO of K-Custom Tuning in Germany, he wanted something that he could play around with to demonstrate the potential of these non-S/RS models.

    Upon taking delivery of the brand-spanking-new Audi, Nicolas got it straight into the workshop. The plan was to create the first ultra-low Gen 2 TT, but without using air-ride. Perhaps not the most practical thing to attempt, but then this was an exercise in extremes, to show how far things can be pushed, which would in turn get the car and K-Custom Tuning noticed. I’m not for one minute suggesting that lowering your Audi to this level is advisable (certainly not with the roads and speed humps in the UK), but you don’t have to go to this level. And this TT can be raised up in the workshop, when not in ultra-low show mode. For example, you could achieve a more performance oriented set up that still offers a good balance of looks and handling instead.

    For the exterior, Nicolas wanted something that would set this Gen 3 TT apart from the rest. As ever, this involves treading the fine line between something that complements Audi’s original design, and getting it very wrong with tasteless additions. For Nicolas, the lines of the TT looked perfect from the factory, so he has merely added some carbon fibre goodies.

    We’re not just talking splitter or door mirrors though (however the mirrors are carbon, of course). No, he’s fitted a full carbon front bumper and wings. These bespoke items really do the trick of making the TT stand out, and they also save a fair amount of weight, which is a bonus. The bumper has been wrapped, around the lower intakes, but left in bare carbon elsewhere, which links in neatly to the wings. The exterior is finished off with a green wrap and an ABT rear wing.

    Inside things are nicely equipped already. It was ordered with the fantastic Audi virtual cockpit and sports seats with diamond-stitched Alcantara centres. Nicolas has fitted a rear roll cage, which lends the cool coupe a certain motorsport air. And that’s it.

    Although this TT certainly stands out for its looks, it isn’t merely an exercise in style over substance. Under the bonnet, the 2.0 turbo lump has been fitted with an HG Motorsport downpipe, performance exhaust and a carbon fibre intake. With new software, it makes around 330bhp, which is more than a stock TTS. The next stage would be a hybrid turbo, which would see power jump to over 400bhp, and take performance into TT RS territory. But, for now, 330bhp is just fine.

    In line with the newly found grunt, Nicolas has wisely upgraded the brakes. The eight-pot calipers came off an R8 and grip 365mm discs, so they’re designed for stopping a heavier faster car. Should stand the TT on its nose, then.

    And that’s about it. A Gen 2 TT that has the looks and power to punch well above its weight.

    TECHNICAL DATA SPECIFICATION #Audi-TT-2.0TFSI / #2014 / #Audi-TT / #Audi / #Audi-TT-tuned / #Audi-TT /
    Audi / #Audi-TT-8S / #Audi-TT-HG-Motorsport-8S / #Audi-TT-HG-Motorsport / #H&R / #Audi-TT-2.0TFSI-8S / #MB-Design

    Engine 2.0 TFSI, #HG-Motorsport downpipe, performance exhaust system, carbon fibre air intake, re-map
    Power 330bhp
    Transmission 7-speed S-tronic
    Brakes Audi R8 8-pot calipers with 365mm discs up front, VW Passat R36 calipers with 360mm discs rear
    Suspension K-Custom #H&R-DEEP coilover suspension, 150mm with camber plates
    Wheels & Tyres 9x20in ET42 #MB-Design-LV2.3 deep concave 3-piece wheels, 225/30R20 Hankook S1 EVO tyres
    Interior #Heigo-Clubsport roll bar
    Exterior Carbon fibre front bumper, carbon fibre front wings, carbon #ABT rear spoiler
    Tuning contacts #How-Deep , #K-Custom , HG Motorsport

    Below: Hard to believe this isn’t on air-ride... Right: 2.0 TFSI now makes 330bhp. Left: Alcantara seats and half-cage. Below: Carbon fibre wings and bumper. Top: Rear end is seriously smooth....

    “The next stage will be a hybrid turbo...”
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    Fighting Torque
    The stock SQ7 makes impressive figures, but ABT have taken this high-tech TDI to the next level, giving it 520hp and 970Nm…

    The SQ7 is a big deal for Audi. It’s the fastest SUV on the market and the first production vehicle to feature an electric-powered compressor, which runs off its own 48-volt power system.

    The idea is that the little compressor (it isn’t a turbo), gets things moving from ridiculously low revs (1000rpm) so that there’s no perceptible lag. This allows the 4.0 twin turbo #V8 to produce immense low-down torque, which makes for rather rapid acceleration. The official figure is 0-62mph in 4.9secs, which is damn impressive for a large, diesel SUV.

    I was fortune to be invited to the official UK launch back in the summer, and was blown away by the capability of the SQ7. It’s deceptively quick, superrefined and handles like a car – not something that’s simple to achieve. The electrical system plays a part here too, by powering the adaptive suspension – firming up the active anti-roll bars to prevent body roll when cornering, then softening them again to retain comfort. It really works, too.

    Add to this a sumptuous interior, which includes the industry leading virtual cockpit as standard and the SQ7 really is the perfect all-round package. However, should you wish for a little more power and individuality, then German specialists, ABT, may have a solution.

    The headline grabber is ABT’s Power New Generation module. This clever box has been designed to increase the performance potential of the 4.0 TDI V8, all within safe parameters. With 900Nm already available, ABT has been restrained in taking it up to 970Nm to preserve the drivetrain. That said, almost 1000Nm is serious twist (an RS6 Performance makes 750Nm). Power has risen from 435hp to a mighty 520hp.

    Bear in mind this is, in effect, a plug-and-play tuning solution, with no hardware upgrades required. Factor in the electric-powered compressor and the off-the-line shove of this ABT-tuned SQ7 will be something special. But it’s the midrange abilities that will really astound you – the sort of 30-70mph acceleration that we use every day. Here, the stock SQ7 has been timed at around 4.5secs, so with an extra 85hp and 79Nm, the ABT version should comfortably beat this.

    Of course, being ABT, the chassis of this premium SUV has been subtly enhanced to complement the newfound power of the engine.

    The suspension has been lowered 20mm courtesy of the ABT Level Control module. This gives a more sporty appearance – perfect for swallowing up those monstrous 22in wheels wrapped in 295/35 Continental or Dunlop rubber.

    So there we have it, the SQ7 is still fresh out of the factory and represents one of the most technologically advanced offerings from Ingolstadt. But, if you want to push it even further, then this ABT package is well worth consideration.

    TECHNICAL DATA SPECIFICATION 2017 AUDI ABT SQ7 / #Audi-SQ7 / #Audi-Q7 / #Audi / #2017 / #Audi-SQ7-TDI / #Audi-SQ7-TDI-4M / #Audi-Q7 / #Audi-Q7-4M / #Audi-SQ7-4M / #Audi-SQ7-ABT / #Audi-SQ7-ABT-4M / #Audi-Q7-ABT-4M / #Audi-Q7-ABT / #ABT

    Engine 4.0 #Bi-TDI #V8 with EPC , #ABT-Power-New-Generation module, ABT exhaust sound control module
    Power 520hp and 970Nm
    Suspension #ABT-adjustable-Level-Control-module -20mm
    Wheels 10x22in ABT DR/FR alloys with 295/35 Continental or Dunlop tyres, 30mm wheel spacers
    Exterior Arch extentions, ABT badges
    Interior ABT floor and boot matts, integrated entrance light
    Contacts ABT Sportsline www.richtersport.co.uk

    Below: 5- link rear suspension with all wheel steering and active roll stabilization.
    Above: Electric-powered compressor.
    Below: Sumptuous interior.
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    EXCLUSIVE CLUB #ABT-RS6 735hp 1 of 12 edition

    The ABT 1 of 12 is the most exclusive RS6 money can buy… Words Davy Lewis / Photography ABT

    The world of performance tuning can appear to be quite a recent phenomenon. The proliferation of high-tech software upgrades, in-car adjustable suspension and all manner of clever hybrid turbos, suggests that it’s all quite contemporary. It’s true that there’s a lot of very cool new tech available from companies that are less than 20 years old. But, what you may not realise, is that many of the companies that have developed this kit have a long and illustrious heritage. The likes of Bilstein, Eibach and others are well established, having supplied after market performance upgrades for decades.

    Perhaps the oldest of the lot though is ABT. Founded in 1896 by Herr ABT, this German company is celebrating its 120th year in business. And what better way to mark the occasion than by releasing a special edition RS6 – the 1 of 12…

    The car you see before you needs no introduction. The biturbo V8 super-estate is one of the most desirable Audis money can buy. They’re pretty epic things straight out of the factory, but, once the wick has been turned up, they become truly remarkable things. This latest offering from ABT is one of just 12, extra special cars being made available, which makes it very exclusive. Launched at the prestigious Geneva Motor Show, the highlight is an engine upgrade based around ABT’s renowned Power-S module, which boosts power from the 4.0 V8. It now produces 735hp – a staggering 175hp increase over standard. There’s also 920Nm of torque, which is what makes this big estate so devastatingly fast.

    It’s not just about the power though. The rest of this stunning RS6 has been upgraded to ABT’s 1 of 12 spec – if you like bare carbon fibre, then you’re sure to get very excited about this. The posh weave has been put to good use for the mirror caps, the rear diffuser, rear spoiler and front canards. It contrasts perfectly with the Nardo grey paint. ABT’s trademark wing vents add some drama to the flanks of the big RS – you either love them or hate them; but one thing’s for sure, they set this car apart from lesser RS6s.

    The wheels are real monsters – 10x22in FRs wrapped in Dunlop 295/25 rubber, which are rated for 180mph – something this RS6 will achieve without even breaking a sweat. 22in alloys may be a tad large for many, but that’s okay as ABT can supply them in 21 or even 20in, if required.

    Inside, the already well-equipped and luxurious Audi has been treated to even more goodies. The seats are finished in a leather and Alcantara mix that matches the exterior. The ABT logo is featured on the headrests, while the 1 of 12 logo is on the passenger side of the dash. All of the pillars and the headlining are finished in soft touch Alcantara. But that’s not all. The door frames, parts of the dash, door panels and even the steering wheel have been treated to a leather/Alcantara mix.

    So there you have it – the most exclusive RS6 currently available. A range of highly developed and quality enhancements have taken the big estate to the next level.

    SPECIFICATION ABT / #Audi-RS6 / 1 of 12 / #Audi-RS6-ABT / #Audi-A6 / #Audi-A6-C7 / #Audi-RS6-ABT-C7 / #Audi-RS6-C7 / #Audi / #ABT / #Audi-A6

    Engine 4.0 #TFSI #V8 #biturbo , #ABT-Power-S New Generation control unit
    Power 735hp, 920Nm
    Brakes Audi carbon ceramic
    Wheels #ABT FR 10x22in with Dunlop 295/25 tyres
    Exterior ABT air inlet panels, front canards, rear diffuser, rear skirt, wing inserts, mirror covers, rear spoiler all made from carbon fibre
    Interior ABT leather and Alcantara used for headlining, tailgate, pillars, dash, steering wheel, door panels, centre console and sports seats, ABT floor mats, boot mat, integrated entrance light with 120 years logo, start stop switch cap
    Contact Richter Sport www.richtersport.co.uk


    Above: The view most people will have of this RS6.
    Above: Front ends don’t get more menacing Left: They’ve even fitted ‘120 years’ logo puddle lights.
    Above: Bespoke interior features swathes of Alcantara Right: ABT logo seats are unique.
    “The ultimate RS6; exclusive and desirable”
    Far left: Carbon rear diffuser and quad tailpipes Left: Carbon mirror caps Bottom: The mighty 4.0 twin turbo V8.
    “A true monster – the only car you’ll ever need”
    22in alloys may be a bit OTT for some, but they do 21s and 20s too.
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    Davy Lewis
    ABT #Audi-SQ5 360bhp Super-Q5 / #ABT #Audi-Super-Q5 / #2016 / #Audi-Q5 / #Audi-SQ5-ABT / #Audi-Q5-ABT /

    The first diesel Audi to wear an S badge receives the ABT treatment, taking power to 360hp and 710Nm. Above: Practical, fast and good looking the ABT Super-Q5 has it all. Words Davy Lewis. Photography ABT.

    A year ago, if you’d asked me what I thought about an S-model Audi with a diesel engine, I’d have said, “No thanks.” After all, the S models have always been the hot versions with a turbo-four, V6 or V8 petrol lump. They’re designed to appeal to driving enthusiasts; people who care about things like the noise of the engine and the way the power is delivered.

    Then I drove an SQ5 and changed my mind. Although the Q5 is a great car in its own right, the SQ5 takes things to another level. With a powerful 3.0 Bi-TDI V6 engine, it’s a bit of a monster, kicking out a very healthy 313hp and 649Nm from the factory. With plenty of S extras, including revised suspension, exterior and interior upgrades, it offers rapid real world performance, all wrapped up in a highly practical and good looking package.

    But with so much latent potential in that #Audi 3.0 Bi-TDI engine, it’d be a shame not to liberate a bit more power. This is where ABT comes in. Their latest package for the SQ5 – the aptly named Super-Q5 – has been carefully developed to deliver more power and torque – without affecting your warranty. The ABT Power ‘New Generation’ tuning system increases the various parameters, including fuelling and boost, to imbue the SUV with strong figures. Namely 360hp (365hp for the SQ5 Plus) along with a solid 710Nm of torque. To put that into perspective, a B8 S5 makes 440Nm, while a C7 RS6 produces 700Nm in stock trim. The Super-Q5 trumps both of these powerful and well respected RS models.

    ABT claims the SQ5 will hit 60mph, from rest, in under five-seconds, which is pretty rapid for such a big vehicle. A top speed of 162mph is also impressive for something so large. Mated to the 7-speed tiptronic box, it makes for the kind of easy to use firepower that’ll surprise a lot of supposedly faster cars.

    The 3.0 V6 also makes a decent noise considering its diesel configuration. Certainly compared with a 2.0 TDI unit, the sound is far meatier and you can really hear the V6 in action. With a performance exhaust, these things really can sound impressive at full chat.


    ABT has then added the usual refinements to further enhance the desirability of the SQ5. The most notable of which is the wheels. Being a relatively big vehicle, the SQ needs something impressive to fill the arches. Wheels available are the CR, DR, ER-C and FR in 9x20, 9.5x21in and monstrous 10x22in diameters, and in a range of different colours. To make the most of the new alloys, wheel spacers can be ordered from 30 to 70mm for that nicely stanced look. With ABT height adjustable springs, the SQ5 can be lowered up to 30mm at the front and up to 35mm to the rear giving a more sporty ride – as well as better aesthetics.


    An aero package is also available for the SQ5, which is made from the same high quality PU that Audi use for their OEM parts. As ever, it’s fairly subtle and just enough to enhance the looks without derogating from Ingolstadt’s original lines. There’s a new front splitter and grille, door strip attachments and a rear wing, which all add some muscle to the SQ’s lines. A wide arch kit is also available for those wanting the ultimate, broad shouldered look.

    The package will of course fit the recently launched SQ5 Plus, although power is slightly up with 365hp. As with all ABT packages, the Super-Q5 kit is all very high quality and would make a desirable addition to any SQ5. As a rapid, comfortable and easy to live with daily driver, that also has plenty of room inside, it really does take some beating.


    Top: Wider arches are an option if you want to add some muscle to the SQ5.

    SPECIFICATION ABT Super-Q5

    Engine
    3.0 #Bi-TDI , #ABT-Power ‘New Generation’ tuning system
    Transmission 7-speed tiptronic
    Brakes SQ5
    Suspension ABT height adjustable sports springs -30mm front, -35mm rear
    Wheels and Tyres 9x21in ABT alloys with Continental tyres
    Exterior ABT aero package comprising front lower splitter, grille, door mouldings, rear wing, optional wider arches
    Interior Full SQ5 spec with ABT mats
    Tuning contacts / ABT UK www.richtersport.co.uk


    “ABT claims the SQ5 will hit 60mph from rest in under 5secs...”

    Top left: 3.0 Bi-TDI V6 kicks out 360hp and 710Nm. Above: 22in wheels are available. Left: Interior is stock SQ5, which is no bad thing.
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    FIRST IN LINE Words Davy Lewis / Photography #ABT-Sportsline / #Audi

    ABT Sportsline are always one of the first to market with tuning upgrades for new Audis; this kit for the latest RS3 is another corker…

    The IT revolution means that we’re all now able to achieve things faster than we could ever have imagined, even ten years ago. From doing your weekly shop online, to buying parts for your car; it’s only a click of a mouse or swipe of a smart phone away. This of course presents its own challenges. Who hasn’t said something they probably shouldn’t have on social media after a couple of beers? And don’t get me started on inebriated eBay purchases…

    But, in general, the techno revolution is a very good thing. Tuning companies were some of the first to tale advantage of this wave of new tech. From expert CAD to create new hardware, through to simply being able to sell products on line to a worldwide audience; tuners have certainly made the most of it.

    With shorter lead times to produce new products and tuning solutions, aftermarket specialists can release new tuning parts faster than ever.

    Although not an official tuning partner, ABT are very close to Audi and are often first in line with hot new upgrades. This latest kit for the fantastic new RS3 is the first we’ve seen.

    The Mk2 RS3 has only been on sale for a short while, but already its powerful engine and sure-footed quattro drivetrain is gaining The IT revolution means that we’re all now able to achieve things faster than we could ever have imagined, even ten years ago. From doing your weekly shop online, to buying parts for your car; it’s only a click of a mouse or swipe of a smart phone away. This of course presents its own challenges. Who hasn’t said something they probably shouldn’t have on social media after a couple of beers? And don’t get me started on inebriated eBay purchases…


    But, in general, the techno revolution is a very good thing. Tuning companies were some of the first to tale advantage of this wave of new tech. From expert CAD to create new hardware, through to simply being able to sell products on line to a worldwide audience; tuners have certainly made the most of it.

    With shorter lead times to produce new products and tuning solutions, aftermarket specialists can release new tuning parts faster than ever.

    Although not an official tuning partner, ABT are very close to Audi and are often first in line with hot new upgrades. This latest kit for the fantastic new RS3 is the first we’ve seen.

    The Mk2 RS3 has only been on sale for a short while, but already its powerful engine and sure-footed quattro drivetrain is gaining huge traction (pun intended) with Audi enthusiasts. There’s no doubting its credentials – even in factory trim. However, that glorious five-pot is just begging to be liberated to create more power and a correspondingly sonorous howl from the 2.5 TFSI lump.

    ABT have delivered just that with their ABT Power New Generation ECU control unit. This system intercepts the signal from the ECU to the engine, tells it to ‘liven itself up’ and delivers a healthy increase to 430hp and 530Nm – impressive figures for a plug n play system. It’s undetectable by the main dealer (so long as you remove it of course!) and offered with ABT’s extensive warranty. As tuning options go, it’s one of the safest bets. Consequently, this doesn’t come cheap, but you are getting a lot more than a tuning box or remap.

    Not content with 430hp, ABT are in the process of developing their Power S system, which will give even more grunt. With supporting upgrades, we’d expect bhp it to be in the high 400s. There’s no doubt that tuners are going to be working hard to produce new kit for the RS3. It’s going to a big car for Audi and the take up will be huge. Our friends at QS Tuning have recently taken delivery and will be developing upgrades for it over the coming months, so there’s lots to come. Watch this space.

    Top RS3 looks ready for action Above: Interior is very well kitted out.

    Left 2.5 5-cylinder is a dream Below: ABT alloys are very classy.

    SPECIFICATION #2015 #Audi-RS3-ABT / #Audi-RS3 / #Audi-A3 / #Audi-RS3-Typ-8V / #Audi-A3-Typ-8V / #Audi-A3-8V

    ENGINE: 2.5 TFSI 5-cyl, ABT Power New Generation control unit, ABT performance exhaust system with quad tailpipes in Black
    POWER; 430hp, 530Nm
    TRANSMISSION: #S-tronic
    SUSPENSION: RS3
    WHEELS AND TYRES: 9x19in ABT ER alloys with Continental tyres 235/35
    EXTERIOR: Stock RS3
    INTERIOR: ABT floor mats, LED entrance lights with #ABT logo
    TUNING CONTACTS: ABT Sportsline www.abt-sportsline.com Richter Sport (UK) www.richtersport.co.uk
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    2015 Audi TTS ABT-tuned TTS with 370ps / #ABT-Sportsline

    RAPID RESPONSE

    ABT Sportsline is always quick to the draw when a new car is launched, and their package for the new TTS transforms it into a 370ps TT RS chaser…

    Then latest generation TT has got off to a flying start. Strong sales have been reported and the more angular and aggressive design has found favour with a broad range of customers. We are eagerly anticipating what the RS model will bring – after all the Mk2 was one of the most loved and capable TTs of all time. Part of the appeal is the highly tunable and deliciously sonorous five-cylinder unit. Fortunately, this fantastic unit will be carried over to the new RS – where it will join the new RS3 and RS Q3 as engine of choice.

    But for now, we have the TTS to keep us satisfied, and to be fair, it’s a cracking car in its own right. The 2.0 TFSI makes a very credible 310ps and 380Nm, which imbues the cool coupe with Boxster worrying grunt. But, if you’d like to liberate a bit more potential from this strong unit, then the team at ABT Sportsline may have the solution.

    Their new ABT Power package for the TTS takes power up to a very lively 370ps and 460Nm This is achieved via the ABT Power engine recalibration, which is a simple plug and play affair.

    It’s fully tested, and even benefits from ABT’s comprehensive in house warranty. To fully exploit the potential of the potent fourpot, an ABT exhaust system including sports cats and uprated down pipe, helps free up significant power. When you consider these are all, simply bolt-on upgrades, the power increase is even more impressive.

    As ever, ABT can supply the full package for the TT, depending on how far you want to go.

    ABT upgrades are certainly not the cheapest out there, but what you get are very well-developed, high quality performance enhancements that offer peace of mind. ABT has also worked closely with Audi for many years, so their upgrades are about as close to factory approved as you’re ever likely to get (until Audi decides to produce its own upgrades – watch this space!). It’s interesting to see how far things have progressed over recent years.

    It doesn’t seem long ago that the 4.2 V8 R8 was considered a fast car, but now, a humble TT can achieve similar power with some very simple upgrades to its relatively small capacity 2.0 engine. The rest of the TT can be enhanced to complement to the power increase. Sports springs and ARBs are also added, together with wheel spacers to widen the track – which also happens to look great. ABT can also offer a range of new wraps, in gloss, matt, pearl or metallic for that truly individual look to your TTS. A range of wheels are available in 18 through to 20in, depending on what your tastes are.

    The exterior additions are subtle, but effective with a lower front splitter adding some drama to the nose, while the rear wing finishes of the back end a treat. Until the RS arrives next year, the S is the most powerful TT we’ve got, and the upgrades from ABT show just what can be achieved, although of course, there’s a lot more potential to be unleashed. Watch this space.

    “The rest of the TT can be enhanced to complement the power upgrades”

    Above: Subtle additions make a big impact on the TTS Left: 2.0 TFSI engine is highly tunable.

    Above: ABT mirror caps are neat.


    SPECIFICATION #2015 #Audi-TTS-ABT / ABT / #Audi-TTS / #Audi-TT / #Audi-TT-8S / #Audi-TTS-8S / #Audi-TTS-ABT-8S
    ENGINE 2.0 #TFSI , #ABT-Power-ECU recalibration, ABT performance exhaust system with four black tailpipes, with Y-pipe and high-flow cat.
    POWER 370PS and 460Nm
    TRANSMISSION 7-speed S-tronic
    BRAKES Stock rear and front
    SUSPENSION ABT sports springs -30/35mm, ABT ARBs
    WHEELS AND TYRES 20in #ABT alloys with 255/30 Continental tyres
    EXTERIOR ABT front splitter, mirror covers, rear wing, rear skirt insert, wrapped Interior ABT floor mats, Alcantara steering wheel, seats, centre console and other trim parts, LED door lights with ABT logo
    TUNING CONTACTS ABT Sportsline www.abt-sportsline.com Richter Sport www.richtersport.co.uk

    ABT’s focus is on high-quality, subtle upgrades – just the ticket.

    “High quality performance enhancements”
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    2015 #Audi-S6-ABT receives 550PS and 680Nm… #Audi-A6-C7 #Audi-S6-C7 #Audi-A6-C7-ABT

    With its 4.0 twin turbo V8 #Audi , the latest S6 is a seriously desirable bit of kit, but ABT Sportsline #2015 has just made it even more so. Their performance package (which is also available for the S7) includes an ABT Engine Control unit and exhaust system, which takes power to a very healthy 550PS and 680Nm. That’s enough to put the #Audi-S6 into RS territory – and you don’t need us to tell you that equates to ballistic performance. It’s a fantastic looking car, too whether in saloon or estate form. ABT additions include wing inserts, mirror covers, rear spoiler, plus a range of three wheel designs, from 20-21in. The suspension has also been tweaked via the #ABT Level Control module, which allows the S6 to be lowered 20mm front and 15mm rear.

    Inside you can spec ABT floor mats, entrance light, shift light and the all important ABT stop/start button. As with all ABT upgrades, it’s stunning quality, rigorously tested kit, and everything can be backed up by ABT’s own cast-iron warranty. With top speed raised to over 180mph, this a seriously rapid car. For UK enquiries head to www.richtersport.com.
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