German tuning and family-owned company ABT Sportsline is celebrating its 120th birthday this year and is launching an additional range of ‘120 Years Edition’ models. An ABT limited-edition model that was released earlier this year is the ABT RS6 1 of 12 with 735 hp.
ABT are the world’s largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group and it is no secret that they have taken a special interest in Audi’s over the past few years. Therefore it comes as no surprise that two of the now released three 120 Years Edition models feature the famous four rings in the front grille. Of each of the special edition models 40 will be built, altogether adding up to the symbolic 120.
The first of three cars is the 120 Years Edition of the ABT TTS. The TTS get’s a performance upgrade that raises the output from 310 hp (228 kW) to 370 hp (272 kW) in the ABT TTS. The torque is up from 380 Nm to 460 Nm, and the car’s top speed is now limited at 265 km/h.
Besides upgrading the engine, the TTS get’s a full make-over on the outside. Partly wrapped in silver and finished in Daytona-grey, the color combination emphasizes the car’s dynamic character. Red accents make the TTS look even more aggressive and all-around the small sports coupé get’s special 120 Years Edition badging.
Structural modifications include a new front splitter, custom mirror caps, rear skirts and a rear wing. At the rear we also find the ABT-typical quad-pipe exhaust. Finishing touch are the 20-inch alloy CR wheels that match with the red accents perfectly.
Next in line is ABT’s 120 Years Edition of the Audi Q3. Similar to the TTS’ livery, the compact premium 4WD ABT QS3 is available in Daytona-grey and silver wraps with the characteristic red accents all-around. The compact SUV’s performance has been altered to produce 210 hp (154 kW) up from the standard 184 hp (135 kW). The ABT QS3 tops out at 224 km/h.
Further exterior modifications include a rear skirt with 4-pipe exhaust, rear spoiler, a front splitter and custom mirror caps. Likewise to the ABT TTS, the ABT QS3 boasts the red 20-inch CR alloys.
Last car in ABT Sportline’s big recent reveal is a customized version of the latest Volkswagen Transporter. ABT Sportsline said that they have always felt attached to the Volkswagen van, nicknaming it the “Bulli”. You could say that the German tuner has plenty of reasons to honor the Transporter, and so they did giving the T6 model a 120 Years Edition of its own.
Once again we see the same kind of livery that resembles the 120 Years Editions, although is the specific color of grey called “iridium grey” instead of the daytona-grey that the Audi’s are finished with. The van’s 2.0 TDI engine get’s an impulse from ABT, now producing 180 hp (132 kW) and 420 Nm of torque compared to the standard 150 hp (110 kW).
Aesthetically the T6 get’s a dynamic character with front skirt add ons, a front grille attachment, side skirts, a rear skirt set with 4-pipe exhaust, and finally a rear wing. The van additionally impresses with its enlarged DR wheels in Mystic Black and red.