ABT S8 Facelift by ABR Sportsline


Published on May 12th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


ABT S8 Facelift by ABR Sportsline


ABT Sportsline, the globally leading tuner of vehicles produced by the Volkswagen Group, which would be able to sell the King a newly tuned Audi S8, based on the latest facelift variant. ABT Power “New Generation“, the premium uprating with a separately developed control unit, ups this car’s performance from 520hp to 640hp, with the 4.0 TFSI’s torque increased from 650 to 780Nm. With so many “horses”, Ludwig II would have been in Herrenchiemsee or any other of his castles in a jiffy, especially if you consider the new top speed of 280km/h.


And who would need fanfares if your ride were to be accompanied by the sound and looks of a four-pipe ABT muffler system made of stainless steel? The legendary fairytale king, by the way, didn’t only love music but was overall artistically inclined.


The 21’’ ABT DR alloy wheels, so monumentally looking on the car in the photo, certainly would have impressed him with their contrasting colours of Mystic Black and a machine-relieved well. But His Majesty could also have chosen something smaller or, alternatively, the Gun-Metal finish. Or perhaps an entirely different design? In which case, ABT would have 20’’ ER-C wheels in silver-bullet or Gun-Metal colour. And you can lower this sporty Audi luxury car with the ABT Level Control; by 25mm each on both the front and rear axle.

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ABT S8 Facelift by ABR Sportsline Specifications

Engine: 4.0 TFSI, 3993cc, Biturbo-V8
Performance tuning: ABT POWER “New Generation”
Performance: 640bhp (standard: 520bhp) / 780Nm (standard: 650 Nm)
Speed Limit now: about 280km/h
ABT Level Control (lowering approx. 25 mm)
ABT muffler system (mid and rear muffler)
ABT WHEELS in design ER-C or DR in 9.5 x 20 or 9.0 x 21 inches
Available also as complete set of wheels with sports tires in sizes 275/35 R20 or 275/35 R21


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