ABT R8: Lord Vader, Your Coke Dealer's Car Has Arrived

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The ABT Aud R8 V10 makes a stunning 600 HP, adding an extra 75 horses atop the already-powerful V10. But, since the boys at ABT are addicted to power and going really, really fast, it seems appropriate.


In fact, the modifications required to bump output on Audi's 5.2 liter V10 are a new exhaust system and a bit of reprogramming. Of course there's also a new set of wheels in the deal, a body kit and some carbon fiber pieces, but really it's all about looking sinister and going fast — just what Anakin's coke dealer would need. More details in the gallery ahead.

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ABT Sportsline 2009 – press release CW 35
Ten cylinders. 600 HP. The Abt R8 5.2 FSI

These figures make the hearts of sports car drivers beat faster: 600 HP (441 kW),
acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, top speed of 322 km/h. The car to which
these impressive performance figures belong is the ABT R8 5.2 FSI. Its V10 engine draws
plenty of power from its large 5,204 cubic centimetre capacity – all the more if ABT POWER
gives it an extra boost. 75 extra HP or 55 more kW provides a powerful trust at all speeds as
well as increasing the torque.

The fact that the medium-engine super sports car becomes a winner on any track is not just
due to its excellent performance characteristics, but also the perfectly coordinated bodywork
package. It has been designed by the DTM crew of ABT Sportsline according to the latest
motorsport knowledge, including the use of high-end carbon materials. The focus was above
all on the optimum distribution of weight and a systematic light-weight construction. "The 600
HP is not just intended to exist on paper, but also be available on the road", says Christian
Abt. At the same time the ABT R8 thereby looks extremely dynamic. The front spoiler, side
sills and rear apron outline the bodywork and give it a more powerful presence even when at
a standstill. They form one unit with the distinctive rear wing and the typical ABT 4-pipe
exhaust system.


The super sports car is presented on BR-type 20-inch wheels which suit the classic design.
The ABT R8 5.2 FSI is a design milestone and is of course very, very fast. This is because
the 600 ABT horsepower contain, what the dynamic design of the car promises.

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The new ABT R8 5.2 FSI – data and facts


Engine: 5.2 FSI, V10, 5.204 ccm capacity
Performance tuning: ABT POWER
Performance: 600 HP/441 kW (standard: 525 HP/386 kW)


ABT front grille
ABT front skirt
ABT side skirts
ABT rear skirt
ABT rear wing

ABT AR and BR; 20 inch; diamond-cut or high-gloss polished
Available also as complete set of wheels with high performance tyres


ABT rear skirt set, consisting of the ABT rear skirt and the ABT rear pipes


Ash78, voting early and often

Impressive. Most impressive. OBD-II has taught you well. You have controlled your A/F ratios. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me. Or perhaps the repair bills. Whatev.