The ABT Audi R8 V10 has been officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. It is displayed in a menacing shade of satin red which really emphasises the aggressive nature of ABT’s creation. We took a closer look at the car on the Geneva show floor!
Whilst performance upgrades are modest, aerodynamic enhancements are anything but! At the front ABT fit the Audi R8 V10 with a new front skirt with extended splitter and side blades . Side skirts further emphasize the R8’s road presence, with a custom rear skirt and carbon fiber elements finishing off the supercar’s new look.
The engineering team at ABT is responsible for further increasing the Audi’s performance. The tuner managed to squeeze out an extra 20 hp bringing the total output to 630 hp. The extra 20 hp are courtesy of a custom stainless steel exhaust system and optimizing the air flow.
Along with increasing the car’s performance, ABT tweaked the R8’s suspension by lowering the center of gravity of the vehicle using coilover suspension springs and precisely adapted sport stabilizers on both the front and rear axle. The custom setup leads to better handling characteristics on the road and shaves an additional 50 kilograms of the car’s total weight.