ABT Sportsline draw the attention of Audi fans around the world with their uniquely stunning tuned models. That’s no different with their version of the Audi RS5 Coupe – the ABT RS5-R.
With the RS5 Coupe pushed from 450 HP to 530 HP, ABT Sportsline’s tuning brings the model in to supercar territory. Their ABT RS5-R, which is limited to 50 units, will be presented live for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show this March.
Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of ABT Sportsline, said: “On the ABT RS5-R, we get an additional 80 HP and 90 Nm from the 2.9 liter biturbo V6, which has a very similar design to the engine in the first Audi RS4.”
Alongside the horsepower improvements, the acceleration is brought to a 3.6 second 0-62mph run (up from 3.9 seconds) and the torque now reaches 690 Nm (up from 600 Nm). Tech specs aside, though, the RS5-R also features the ABT muffler system which is part of their performance concept and offers the snarling, charismatic sound that is loved by car enthusiasts. With its four 102mm carbon tailpipes, the muffler system is a great addition to the standard RS5 Coupe.
Standard suspension is upgraded with ABT sport stabilisers and ABT height adjustable suspension springs. This leaves customers free to decide the level of lowering. Interestingly, a new coilover suspension system with a special ABT shock absorber setup are also under development in cooperation with KW automotive. This setup provides a sporty-dynamic experience without neglecting the required comfort.
“There’s also a new front lip, front flics, and a new front grille with RS5-R logo to catch the eye of admirers.”
Of course, it wouldn’t be an ABT upgraded RS5 Coupe without changing the stock alloys from 19 inch wheels to their iconic ABT SPORT GR 21 inch rims. They give the RS5-R wheels an athletic character while also keeping unnecessary weight off the car. And why stop there? There’s also a new front lip, front flics, and a new front grille with RS5-R logo to catch the eye of admirers.
Inside, you’ll be treated to partial leather seats with RS5-R logo, ABT gear shift cover in carbon, and a boast-worthy “1 of 50” badge among many other extras.