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ABT Sportsline Unveils Brilliant ABT Audi RS5-R

by Kenny Hoeschen
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Aftermarket tuning specialist, ABT Sportsline got their hands on a Audi A5, and turned it into a two-door performer that can more than hold its own against Audi’s top version of the A5 platform: the RS5. ABT has made some serious modifications to the A5 on the outside, with a new exhaust system adding side exhausts to the package, a massive rear carbon fiber wing, forged alloy wheels that weigh just over 20 pounds each, and new low side skirts and rear skirt.

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Under the hood, ABT’s tuners managed to push the A5 to 470 horsepower (20 more than the production Audi RS5), meaning the car can now go from 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 180 mph.

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But ABT’s mods are not simple bolt-on pieces, with their engineers working hard to make sure each body part optimizes airflow for the new RS5-R, resulting in greater speed and performance all around. The exhaust system comes in two variants: either the serial tail pipe or, my preference, the side-pipe with exhaust ports to the left side of the vehicle. Inside, the RS5-R is completed with racing seats containing four-point harnesses and a full roll cage, with everything finished in beautiful Alcantara and carbon.

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ABT Sportsline has released pricing for the package yet, but this looks like a serious aftermarket package to take an Audi A5 to an extreme level of performance.

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