In November, top ranks at "best brand" awards and two awards for tuning vehicles have confirmed that car enthusiasts are still as keen on products from ABT Sportsline as ever. The awards – from car magazines sport auto in Germany and auto-illustrierte in Switzerland – were decided by readers' votes. "Although we have won quite a few accolades in the past, I still get very excited about the big awards every year," explains CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: "As a company, we cannot rest on the laurels of the past – we have to prove ourselves again and again. I want to thank all participants for their votes and I am really pleased with the great enthusiasm for our family business, which is more than 120 years old."
The awards come directly from among the car enthusiasts. Of which there are a lot – as the impressive number of 11,057 participants in the sport auto AWARD 2018 shows. Their task was to choose their favorite sporty cars, including in ten tuning categories. Vehicles from ABT Sportsline were able to secure two of these. The ABT Audi RS3 Sportback (500 HP/368 kW) and the ABT Audi RS4-R (530 HP/390 kW) came first in the categories "Tuning cars – compact cars" and "Tuning cars – sedans/station wagons over 100,000 euros". The participants were also asked to name the brands from the automotive sector which they find particularly convincing. ABT Sportsline was in the top ranks here as well and placed second in the categories "Optical tuning" and "Engine tuning". The full results can be found in sport auto 12/2018 magazine, which will be available from November 9.
ABT Sportsline also has a faithful group of followers in Switzerland, where the renowned auto-illustrierte magazine had also asked its readers to vote for the best brands once again. In this tuning-focused BEST of BRANDS readers' vote, ABT Sportsline won the general "Tuning" category for the second time. In total, 400 companies were lined up in 16 categories. The next auto illustrierte will be available at newsstands in Switzerland from November 23.