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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Yesterday, Bentley announced that it had stuck a W12 into its Bentayga to renew its title as the fastest SUV on earth. ABT politely disagrees. Its challenger, the Riskater, is a 740 HP tuned version of the RS Q8 and it can hit 195 mph. Take that Bentayga Speed and your paltry 190+ mph top...
  2. The Audi Lounge
    Yes. As it turns out, if you tune a TT RS (via Abt and then MRC) to make 610 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque, a little over 160 more than the R8 V10 Plus, it can keep up with an R8. This isn’t exactly a straight-up fight, since the drag strip is sopping wet and the R8 is also modified, but...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    ABT is working with Volkswagen Commercial vehicles to convert the Transporter into an all-electric vehicle. But ABT can’t just let things look stock, so today they’ve introduced an aero-kit to go along with the electric power. The kit introduces a front skirt, front grille, side skirts, a read...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    After having been found to have let a ringer race in his place at the virtual Berlin e-Prix last weekend, the Audi Formula E team has suspended driver Daniel Abt. "Integrity, transparency and consistent compliance with applicable rules are top priorities for Audi - this applies to all...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Daniel Abt has been fined €10,000 and has been disqualified from the latest Formula E Race at Home Challenge race for hitting a professional sim-driver to race in his place. The race was being held, in part, to raise funds for UNICEF's COVID-19 relief fund. Abt had originally finished in third...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Following in the footsteps of last week’s RS7-R, ABT has released photos of its tuning regimen for the RS6 Avant. Making 740 HP and nearly 680 lb-ft of torque, the car is a reminder of the awesome capability of Audi’s 4.0-liter V8. ABT has also taken some time to create a new front lip, a...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    ABT Sportsline isn’t sitting idly by and doing nothing from home. They’re still working on making some absurdly quick and stylish Audis. Probably also from home, but that’s more productive than we are. This latest is a special edition RS7-R, boasting 740 hp and an equally impressive torque...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although ABT hasn’t yet upped the power, it has revealed what it would do to give the eighth generation of Golf look a little more special. The look starts out with lowering springs because “lowering is essential to create a sporty appearance,” writes the tuning house in a statement. In all, it...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    The RS6, RS7, and the RS Q8 will all have access to up to 700 hp thanks to ABT Sportsline's latest line of modifications. “I look forward to every new RS model because the series undoubtedly represents the sporty pinnacle of the Audi range”, says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: “As such, I am excited to...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    ABT Sportsline taking Volkswagen's latest vans and doing what it does best. Adding power and improving performance for the T6.1. The ABT Engine Control system is now available for the mid-grade 2.0 TDI engine, boosting power from 150 hp to a much more impressive 180, along with 290 lb-ft of...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    If you were upset that the new Touareg isn’t coming to the US, then we’re about to make your day worse. Because ABT has unveiled its modification plan for the SUV and it upset you even more. The marquee version is the V8 TDI. ABT’s proprietary tune will pump the power up from 422 hp to 500 hp...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    For the past number of years, ABT Sportsline has prepared an extra special model for the German Polizei at the Essen motor show, to help promote road safety and responsible tuning. This year, it’s a 530 hp Audi RS4 Avant that’s looking particularly hot in the blue and silver markings. It’s...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Heir to the  tuning  empire and Audi Formula E driver, Daniel Abt has created a one-off version of the A1 to show off everything the tuning house has to offer even the humblest of Audi fans. The A1 1of1 has been fitted with a “free-standing” body kit that makes the little Audi look mean and...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    If the internet has proven anything, it’s that the only thing better than massive, frightening, predators , it’s adorable ones . And ABT performance has taken that lesson to heart with its latest creation, the ABT A1. Based on the 200 hp A1, ABT has taken its proprietary ECU software to the...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ladies and gentlemen, what may be the ultimate Jetta GLI is for sale. If you want to own an absolutely stunning MK2, this is your car. But maybe you don't have the scratch for a car of this caliber, so perhaps something a bit not-as-ultimate (read: rougher and waaaay cheaper) is what you're...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    ABT has been around for an awfully long and it’s been modifying VWs since VW was a thing. So when the RS2 came out about 25 years ago, the tuning house got pretty excited. Adding a stainless steel exhaust system, a modified turbo, and an adjustable camshaft, ABT boosted power up to 360 hp (up...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    As fans of Audi, you’ll no doubt be aware that the opportunity to get something with an Audi badge before Germany is rare. But it happened with the RS5 Sportback, and it’s happening again with ABT Tuning’s RS5-R Sportback. Almost identical to the RS5-R Coupe, apart from the obvious addition of...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Germany’s  Autohaus Nauen  has finally gotten its hands on an  RS6 Avant  Performance Nogaro Edition and its proudly showing it off. As if an  RS6 Avant  needed to be any more special, the Performance Nogaro Edition is a joint project between Audi and Abt Sportsline. Pumping out 695 hp and 649...
  19. A4, S4, A5, S5, RS4, RS5, Q5, SQ5 (B9)
    ABT, the world's largest tuning company for models from the Volkswagen Group, does not only cater for the needs of owners of Audi performance models but also takes care of the daily drivers. With the ABT Aero Package variants Slimbody and Widebody the 2018 Audi Q5 receives the same special ABT...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    While the idea of an art car was popularized by BMW, ABT Sportsline sees no reason why they shouldn't join in on the fun. The result is this Harlequinesque R8 that the tuners are taking to Worthersee. Designed by artist/cartoonist/public speaker Timo Wuerz , the car is called "Nun Meets...
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