ABT Sportsline is not only known for spectacular complete vehicles with firmly defined specifications: In many cases, customer cars are also refined "à la carte". A particularly attractive example is this recently completed ABT RS5 in the beguiling Sonoma Green metallic finish. The 21-inch ABT Sport GR alloy wheels in the special colour "Racing Gold matt" provide a contrast to the gleaming paintwork. But the geometry of the rim with its strongly concave design is also spectacular. The small but effective aero package perfects the lines of the extroverted coupé. The ABT wheelhouse ventilation in shiny black each feature a carbonfin. They allude to the enormous power hidden in the engine compartment of this refined Audi RS 5 Coupé. A further highlight are the fender badges in glossy painted carbon fibre. The visual finale comes in the form of an ABTrear spoiler in the same look & feel.
This dynamic platform is the stage upon which the most powerful engine tuning currently offered by the company for the RS 5 can perform: the performance upgrade ABT Power S*with 530 hp (390 kW) and 680 Nm. By using the AEC high-tech control unit in conjunction with an additional water radiator kit and an air intake cover, the 450 hp (331 kW) and 600 Nm strong basis thus gains another significant boost: 80 hp (59 kW) and 80 Nm. The increase in power is also reflected in the achievable driving performance. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h, for example, is reduced from 3.9 to 3.6 seconds. For cars with factory ceramic brakes, there is also the option to increase the top speed to 300 km/h. The customer also had the lateral dynamics sharpened up. ABT height-adjustable suspension springs were used,which facilitatelowering of up to 25 mm. They perform excellently in curves in conjunction with ABT sport anti-roll bars for the front and rear axle. They improve handling by reducing roll and counteracting understeer.
The finishing of the interior begins at the very first approach, when the ABT integrated entrance lights projects the three-letter logo onto the ground. In each case, carbon is also used for seat shells, seat frame covers anddashboard covers. For the shift knob cover and steering wheel refinement, CRP is also combined with fine leather. This allows the vehicle to be driven in style.
*The engine performance data is in accordance with the stipulations of EWG/80/1269. The process and dynamometer manufacturer have been certified and authorised by the vehicle manufacturer.For further details, visit www.abt-sportsline.com/performance-measurement.