ABT Sportsline has upgraded its program for the Audi R8 GT in time for the Geneva Motor Show.
Audi tuning specialist ABT Sportsline has updated its GTR aftermarket program for the Audi R8 GT in time for a reveal at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. First on the agenda was shaving weight off the supercar. This was achieved by fitting a new carbon-fiber aero kit including a new hood, front and rear aprons, new side skirts and a rear wing, resulting in a curb weight trimmed by 110 kg down to 1,515 kg. Other exterior mods include a set of 19-inch alloys, a stainless-steel exhaust, and an adjustable coilover sports suspension.
Under the hood, ABT tweaked the 5.2-liter V10 FSI engine, increasing output from 550 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque to 620 hp and 405 lb-ft. The result is an improved 0-62 mph time of 3.2 seconds and a new top speed of 202 mph.
ABT Sportsline has developed an upgrade kit for the Audi RS5 which will be presented next week in Geneva.
Power comes from the same normally-aspirated V8 4.2-liter engine but instead of 450 HP (331 kW) it now delivers 470 HP (345 kW) thanks to the new exhaust system featuring lateral dual pipes. The standard RS5 needs 4.6 seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h), while ABT’s version will do it 0.3 seconds quicker.
Sitting on 20-inch alloy wheels, this custom Audi RS5 has a new front apron, front splitter, side skirts and rear wing – all of which are manufactured from carbon fiber. The same material was used for the diffuser and hood.
The interior cabin is decorated in black and red Alcantara with carbon fiber door panels, racing stripes on the bucket seats, along with a stainless steel roll cage and four-point seat belts.
As part of Milltek Sport’s continual development product programme the latest vehicle to leave the Derbyshire firm’s development centre is the new and long awaiting Audi RS4 B8 4.2l V8.
As one of the fastest load-luggers in the business, Milltek’s engineers were keen to maintain the all-round character and usability of the RS4, whilst injecting a little more drama – and power – into proceedings as they had previously done successfully with their range for the previous RS4 B7 range.
Three primary cat back systems will be made available upon launch, starting with fully EC approved system for those looking to keep things ‘OEM+’, secondly a more ‘fast road’ focused system with a revised centre silencer to produce a fuller sound, and finally a non-resonated system for those looking to extract all of the sounds of the 4.2l V8 power plant. All three systems are designed to provide a perfectly pitched rasp and growl, but without the in-cabin resonance and droning of lesser systems.
By adding a RS4 B8 to it’s own development fleet has allowed Milltek to complete extensive dyno and road testing of this new range, resulting in the optimised system featuring dual 2.37” / 60.3mm pipe work to ensure the perfect compromise between maximum gas-flow and ideal back pressure. The system also utilises Milltek’s latest ‘ValveSonic’ technology, featuring active valves that work seamlessly with the OEM vacuum system and with the Audi Drive Select system. All very clever stuff, but with everything happening automatically, all the driver has to do is sit back and enjoy the sound!
Milltek’s design team saw fit to have the system terminating into the RS4’s existing shapely trims, which are fully integrated into the rear bumper – giving the whole upgrade an ‘option pack’ look and feel.
For more information contact your nearest Milltek Sport stockist.
The engine is as yet unconfirmed but it is likely to be either the 1.8 or 2.0 TFSI producing over 200bhp. RS1 is unlikely unless the S1 is a raging success.