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abt as5 cabrio - open for elegance

Sportiness and elegant design are not mutually exclusive – at least when the designers at ABT Sportsline are involved. “It is important to capture the character of the car and emphasise its uniqueness”, says Hans-Juergen Abt, the General Manager of ABT Sportsline explaining the demands which are made on the creative department. The result is a breathtakingly beautiful cabrio, which is recognisable as a real “Allgäuer” not just due to its typical 4-pipe exhaust unit. The front with the

In the course of the further development of the Audi R8 LMS, an ultimate endurance test is on the agenda for the new GT3 sports car of AUDI AG at the end of May: On May 23/24, Teams ABT Sportsline and Phoenix Racing, with "factory" support by Audi, will field a total of four vehicles in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. "The 24 Hours is not only one of the biggest motorsport events in Germany," says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. "The Nürburgring-Nordschleife is considered one of the world's

With ABT vehicles the “inner values” are also of importance, even if passers-by and other drivers initially notice other things. This is because a “real ABT” can be detected by three exterior elements: firstly by its dynamic design, which also includes the typical ABT 4-pipe rear muffler, secondly the impressive sporty sound – and finally the performance of the engine, tuned in Kempten. Anyone who says that you cannot see the extra powe

abt q5 – more than a suv

With the ABT Q5 the world’s largest tuner of vehicles from the VW group continues a series which has been extremely successful both technically and optically. This is because the classy yet sporty SUV is the latest in a range of exquisite vehicles, whose success began with the Touareg and was continued by the AS7 and Tiguan. The company from southern Germany has also developed a design for the new Q5, which makes the diverse car appear as powerful, confident and very harmonic. Pure class in ev

In the car industry, spring traditionally starts with the Geneva Motor Show. The first new innovations are put on show in the second-largest city in Switzerland. The AS5-R from ABT Sportsline is a particularly exciting innovation. The cool and extravagant Coupe will show its best side in hall 5, as the designers from Allgäu have come up with a breathtaking bodywork kit for the vehicle. The AS5-R is also strong: 510 dynamic horsepower (375 kW) pr

When the designers of ABT Sportsline work on a vehicle, it is with the aim of giving the car its own character – and this must be recognisable from every angle. "In our design specifications it therefore states that all components, from the wheels to the exhaust unit, have to be perfectly harmonised with each other", explains Hans-Jürgen Abt. The general manager of the company from Kempten with a long tradition knows what customers expect: “A perfect vehicle, nothing more and nothing less.

Simultaneously to the Detroit Auto Show Asia’s leading trade show in the automobile sector took place from January 9th through 11th: the Tokyo Auto Salon. With over 600 cars being presented and more than 300 exhibitors, the convention is the worldwide biggest of its kind. Promptly to the beginning of the year ABT Sportsline was able to present two of the main sellers from Bavaria. Together with the Lager Cooperation the leading tuner for cars of the Volkswagen group presented its ABT Touare

abt golf vi - volkswagen for individualists

If you wish to experience value for money in the compact class, you won't be able to ignore the new Golf VI, gushes Hans-Jurgen Abt. The managing director of the world's biggest customiser of vehicles in the Volkswagen Group is very taken by the new version of the Wolfsburg "evergreen": "The new Golf is an outstanding basis for our designers and technicians - and they've already succeeded in creating five awe-inspiring predecessor series." For the ABT Golf VI, the Kempten company developed a sporty visual package p

Traditionally the Essen Motor Show is opening its doors the last weekend of November. And traditionally ABT Sportsline has always been part of this highlight for motorsport- and automotive fans at the end of the year. Together with its partner Continental, ABT Sportsline is going to present three highlights on the booth of Continental in Hall three. The highlights are going to be disclosed shortly before the opening of the Essen Motor Show.

The very first Scirocco was the absolute star amongst compact sport coupes”, reminisces Hans-Juergen Abt. The manager of the renowned car tuner is just as fascinated with the great-grandson of the Wolfsburger trend-setter: “The Scirocco looks really dynamic and the handling is very agile.” All the more so with th

When the engineers and designers with ABT Sportsline intend to tune an SUV, you can be sure that the result will be an extraordinary vehicle. That has been the case with the Touareg, AS7 and Tiguan - and that will be continued with the new ABT Q5. The elegant crossover vehicle is by concept a premium model in the category of compact SUVs, but "such a wonderful car always spurs us to create something really special," says Hans-Jürgen Abt. The managing director of ABT Sportsline emphasizes that i

How do you get the superlative of the word "car"? The answer is easy and still impressing: car - fast car - ABT RS6, as ABT Sportsline has set a unique benchmark in engineering: thanks to ABT Power the V10 TFSI delivers 700hp (515kW) - and that makes the RS6 a real super sportscar in an elegant but very useful clothing. For comparison: the serial RS6 achieves 580hp (426kW). The "station racecar" displays its maximum torque of enormous 800Nm (seri