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  • Electric Audi RS 3 hits 130 mph in reverse for a new world record

    An all-electric Audi RS 3 has set a new world record, though unofficially. Driven by Daniel Abt, the modified sedan hit 130 mph...in reverse. Abt posted video of the attempt to YouTube on Tuesday. Daniel Abt is part of the Audi Sport Abt Formula E team. The car was an Audi RS 4 modified by the Schaeffler Group to produce a staggering 1,200 horsepower. That's instant horsepower, too, since this is a fully electric four-door. Gone is the entertaining 2.5-liter turbocharged inline 5-cylinder engine. It's been replaced by not one, but four Formula E electric motors. Each one produces 295 hp...

  • Jon Olsson's Project Phoenix Audi RS6+ Abt Avant
    Jon Olsson reveals his new Audi RS 6+ Abt Avant

    High-horsepower, heavily modified exotic machines are no strangers to Jon Olsson. The pro skier is known for his evolving and insane collection of automobiles, and he has a new one in his garage. It's a new Audi RS 6+ Avant that's been tuned by Abt. Say hello to Olsson's Project Phoenix. From the...

  • ABT Sportsline Audi A7
    2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview: ABT Sportsline Audi A7

    Audi tuning specialist ABT Sportsline has released the first images of its new performance kit for the A7 sportback, which it plans to unveil at next month’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show alongside a range of other modified Volkswagen Group cars. ABT has taken an uncharacteristically subtle approach...

  • ABT Audi R8 GT R
    ABT Tuned Audi R8 GT R And R8 Spyder Cruise In

    The formula for supercar success is surprisingly simple: mid-engine, rear or all-wheel drive, 500-plus horsepower and look-at-me styling--so the latest creation from Audi tuning specialists ABT Sportsline is almost guaranteed to be a hit from the get-go. The tuners at ABT have been very busy in...

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    Preview: Abt Sportsline turns up the wick on Audi's Q7 V12 oil burner to 560hp

    Not much is yet known about Abt Sportsline's latest take on the Audi Q7 V12 TDI, but the numbers are enough to pique any enthusiast's interest: 560hp (412kW), 886lb-ft (1,200Nm) of torque and sports-car-like 0-62mph (100km/h) times of just 5.5 seconds. How Abt boosted the big V12 diesel from its...

  • ABT Sportsline Audi A3 AS3
    ABT Sportsline focuses on four-cylinder performance with A3-based AS3

    German tuner ABT Sportsline is known for its tuning work with a number of automakers, most notably those from the VW Group's portfolio such as Volkswagen and Audi models. The most recent project in the firm’s line of modified Audis is a new upgrade for the compact yet premium A3 hatchback...

  • ABT AS5 Audi A5 Cabrio

    ABT Sportsline is a long-time Audi tuner with very close ties to the German carmaker’s motorsport division. The firm was recently enlisted by Audi to help develop its R8 LMS race car and the experience gained from the high-level of engineering and testing that went into the car has now been transferred into the latest tuning package for the new A5 Cabrio. The new AS5 kit has previously been launched for the A5 Coupe but now it is being applied for the full A5 Cabrio range. Under the bonnet is a series of power upgrades achieved via tuning of the different engines’ electronic...

  • ABT Sportsline Audi A5 AS5-R
    New Audi AS5-R to head ABT Sportsline range in Geneva

    Audi tuning specialist ABT Sportsline has released a teaser image of its new performance kit for the A5 coupe, which it plans to unveil at next month’s Geneva Motor Show alongside its previous Q5, R8, and Volkswagen Scirocco modified range. ABT’s latest kit for the A5 builds on its...

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    ABT Sportsline takes on the KTM X-Bow

    Taking things to extremes is what car modification houses do best, so starting with the already extreme KTM X-Bow is, to a certain eye, an obvious thing to do. The tuners at ABT think it's not just obvious, but commendable, and have done just that, tweaking the track-day special to yield een more...

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    ABT Sportsline reveals full specs for modified Mark VI Volkswagen Golf range

    After first previewing its modified Mark VI Golf at last year’s Essen Motor Show, Germany's equivalent to SEMA, Volkswagen tuning specialist ABT Sportsline has unveiled the final production specifications for its range of enhancements for the popular hatch. A mild package by ABT's standards...

  • Volkswagen Scirocco by ABT Sportsline
    ABT Sportsline joins growing list of VW Scirocco tuners

    There is no shortage of tuners taking Volkswagen's handsome new Scirocco to pieces and rebuilding it to be a track monster, and the latest to join the grow list is Germany’s ABT, which has unveiled its second take on the sporty Scirocco. Hans-Juergen Abt, the current manager of tuning firm...

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