ABT unveils R8 GTR with 620 HP

ABT Sportsline has revised its GTR program for the Audi R8 and they will show it next week when the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors. Their latest project is based on the facelifted V10-powered variant which makes use of a 5.2-liter FSI engine. In its standard form, this mill churns 550 HP (404 kW) and 398 lb-ft (540 Nm) of torque for the range-topping R8 Plus model.

However, these figures pale compared to what ABT’s engineers were able to do with that engine. Via several in-depth modifications, ABT was able to squeeze no less than 620 HP (456 kW) and 405 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque from the same mill.

Thanks to these changes, the R8 now sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds, making it 0.3 seconds faster than before. Top speed is also up from 193 mph (311 km/h) to 202 mph (325 km/h). The vehicle has also received carbon fiber hood, side skirts, front & rear apron, adjustable front splitter and rear wing. As a result, the vehicle is 110 kg lighter than stock version, with a curb weight of 1,515 kg. It rides on 19-inch alloy wheels and has received a custom stainless steel exhaust system, along with a coilover suspension.

Source: ABT

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