German tuner Abt Sportsline has been showing up to the annual SEMA show for a number of years now. The company doesn't tend to dabble in over-the-top upgrades but what you do get is quality that matches what the OEMs are offering.
Abt calls its version of the Audi coupe the RS 5-R, and just 50 examples are planned for worldwide sale. The car is fitted with a number of carbon fiber aerodynamic aids, as well as an Abt engine management system and muffler that helps the RS 5's 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 spit out 510 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. That's up from 450 hp and 443 lb-ft in stock guise.
Other upgrades include a coilover suspension system with a special shock absorber setup that was developed in collaboration with KW Automotive, thicker anti-roll bars, 21-inch wheels, carbon fiber interior accents, and a dashboard plaque bearing a “1 of 50” inscription.
Note, many of the upgrades mentioned are available separately and can also fit the RS 5 Sportback.
2018 Abt Audi SQ5
As for the SQ5, it skips the performance upgrades in favor of a wide-body kit consisting of new front and rear fascias, wheel arch extensions and chunky side skirts. The vehicle also sits on a set of 22-inch wheels.
Should you want to upgrade the 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 of the SQ5, Abt offers a piggyback engine management system that leaves the original system unchanged but helps boost output to 425 hp and 383 lb-ft, up from a stock 354 hp and 369 lb-ft.
Abt points out that installing its aerodynamic and wheel upgrades won't void the factory warranty. In addition, the company offers its own four-year/100,000-mile warranty on all of its parts.
This year's SEMA show kicks off in Las Vegas on October 30. For our complete coverage, head over to our dedicated hub.