DTM team Abt tunes Audi R8 V10
3 September 2009

The Audi R8 V10 has been tuned by ABT Sportline.

The tuning pack pushes power up 14 per cent to 592bhp, shaving 0.1 seconds off the 0-62mph dash (now 3.8sec) and adding 3mph to the maximum speed, meaning the Abt R8 V10 tops out at 200mph.

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Body modifications are also available, including various carbonfibre appendages. Designed by ABT Sportline’s DTM racing team, the pack includes a new front spoiler with full mesh grille, and swaps the original R8’s horizontal slats for angled vertical ones.

The R8’s side scoops are blackened, there are new side skirts, and a rear wing sits high above a ducted apron and revised quad exhaust pipes. 20-inch five-spoke alloys are also available.

The Abt R8 V10 pack will be available in the UK through Autobrokers, and will cost just over £35,000 for the power upgrade and styling kit.

Richard Webber

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3 September 2009

Can it be assume these modifications transform the cars drivability and mid range grunt because the raw figures shown aren't that impressive.



It's all about the twisties........

3 September 2009

I really cant see the point of these tuning firms. Extortionate prices 35k for and extra 3 mph and surely these "modifications " will devalue the car come the time to sell it .Seems to be about as naff as self customising a Corsa then hoping everybody will think what a cool car you have.

Just think of what sort of car you can get for 35k (jag XF springs to my mind) to see whether a spoiler/bodykit and some tweaking of electronics can really make sense.

Completely nuts !

3 September 2009

this surely has to be one of the most pointless tuning exercises i've seen in a long time - maybe even as far back as when Koenig used to butcher Testarossa's, Lambos and XJ220's in as much fiberglass finery as they could physically bolt onto something.

3 September 2009

Too many rich people have money to waste...

3 September 2009

[quote Autocar]Audi R8 V10 gets power upgrade[/quote]

They're still doing it. It won't change now. There's not argument that'll be listened to.

3 September 2009

If Arabs are still gold plating Ferraris and Russians are covering Mercedes with Diamonds, then I'm sure this ranks at the subtler end of the tuning spectrum.

People always want to be different, and a percentage of rich people will always want to show off how much cash they have.

What I do question is how much the power upgrades alone would be, seeing as the car has a detuned 560 horsepower Lambo engine,(done by electronically limiting the injectors to 90% capacity and a quiteter more restrictive exhaust) surely it can't be more than an ECU tweak and a new exhaust's worth of tuning to liberate at least the 560 horsepower?

3 September 2009

[quote Autocar]the Abt R8 V10 tops out at 200mph.[/quote]

You'd have thought with all that extra power that gearing would've been modified such that for the lucky few who can afford one to blast down the autobahn, 210mph+ would be possible.

I'd feel quite silly siting there being passed by a bloke in a BMW M6 topping out at 205mph knowing that for the same amount of cash he probably has an XFR in the garage as well!

3 September 2009

Autocar. You speak as though you approve. Please tell us you do not...

3 September 2009

Ho hum, AUDI's at it again!

I was never awe struck by the R10, just another vehicle for the Lambo V10,i suppose it's all in your interpretation of a supercar but this thing just to damn clinical, it gets the job done but it's boring to watch, same engine in a Gallardo,every movement is full of energy,excitement, and lets face it if BMW's claims are to beleived large capacity engine haven't got long to go, besides the car that turns heads just now is the Aston Martin Vantage, any opinions?

Peter Cavellini.

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