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Massaged Audi R8 called ABT R8 GTR to debut at Geneva Motor Show

Massaged Audi R8 called ABT R8 GTR to debut at Geneva Motor Show

Feb 25 2013, 11:18am CST | by

More of a good thing is great

A tuner company called ABT Sportsline will be debuting a hopped up version of the already potent Audi R8 at the Geneva motor show next month. The car is part of the company's GTR aftermarket program...

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Massaged Audi R8 called ABT R8 GTR to debut at Geneva Motor Show

Feb 25 2013, 11:18am CST | by

More of a good thing is great

A tuner company called ABT Sportsline will be debuting a hopped up version of the already potent Audi R8 at the Geneva motor show next month. The car is part of the company's GTR aftermarket program. The Audi R8 uses a V10 engine producing 550 hp and 398 pound-foot of torque to start with.

ABT massages that engine to increase the output to 620 hp and 405 pound-foot of torque. The tuned version of the car can hit 62 mph in 3.2 seconds compared to the stock car needing 3.5 seconds for the same run. The ABT version also has a top speed of 202 mph, up from 193 mph for the stock R8.

The company also revises some of the body panels using carbon fiber for the side skirts, hood, front and rear aprons, rear wing, and an adjustable front splitter. The copious use of carbon fiber makes the tuned version of the car 242 pounds lighter than the standard version.

 
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Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014 | Diary of a New Record Holder

Sep 2 2014 4:18pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

In the warm-up area, the camera can be closer than out on the track and it’s time to check out the bike and the speed tuck. Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014 – The Road West, on the Salt, and the Road Home Ultimate MotorCycling Staff Writer Gary Ilminen has a love for speed on the salt. This passion prompted him to enter his 1974 Honda CB350F in the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014. This was the fourth year Illminen brought his CB350F to Bonneville in hopes of earning an A ...
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2015 Toyota Camry priced at $22,970*, Hybrid at $26,790*

Sep 2 2014 4:12pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, Toyota We last saw the heavily revised 2015 Toyota Camry at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. Now, it's finally time for the best-selling car in the US to hit the roads in late September, and Toyota is announcing how much the updated model actually costs. The basic Camry LE rings up for $22,970 (*not including a $825 delivery, processing and handling fee). That's up slightly from the base price of $22,425 for the 2014.5 LE, but the updated ...
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Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #395 LIVE!

Sep 2 2014 3:53pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Spy Photos, Etc., Land Rover, Mazda, Subaru, Volvo, Rumormill We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #395 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:0 ...
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2015 Audi A3 Video

Sep 2 2014 11:36am CDT | Source: Cars.com

brightcove.createExperiences(); Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the redesigned-for-2015 Audi A3 joins the entry-level luxury sedan trend by offering the car with four doors and a regular trunk, along with sophisticated style all around and "gutsy" engines. Is it all enough to make the A3 A-No. 1 among competitors? Wa ...
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Stuttgart in the Middle: Driving Porsche’s 918 Spyder, Cayman and Boxster GTS at Laguna Seca

Sep 2 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The thing was impossible to parse in two quick laps. And the story’s been told and retold by practically every journalist who has driven the cerebrum-denting 918 Spyder. “There I was at [famous racetrack], chasing a very experienced racing driver caning a 911 Turbo S. And dude couldn’t shake me!” Porsche had invited us out to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to celebrate the launch of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS, with a session in the 918 as the carrot at the end of the stick. Sports-car racer D ...
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2015 Infiniti Q70L

Sep 2 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Infiniti, Luxury, Quick Spins A quick look at a scatter plot that charts rear legroom against luxury sedan MSRPs reveals a dearth of spacious bargains - few, if any, luxury sedans offer exceptionally spacious rear accommodations at a relatively low starting price. To fill the vacuum, Infiniti has made its Q70 available in a Q70L variant - in English, long wheelbase - for 2015. The ...
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Looking for a few (million) good Jalops

Sep 2 2014 9:45am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

A bit of a surprise: with 30-odd owners responding, absolutely no repairs have been reported for the 2014 Audi A4 (and related models) through TrueDelta's car reliability survey, which now covers through June 2014. Among the 2014s, only the Toyota Camry has a similarly spotless record. While other German cars aren't quite this reliable, a surprising number are now close, at least during t ...
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Spy Shots: Audi TT Roadster Testing At Nürburgring

Sep 2 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Audi has been testing quite a lot of cars at the Nürburgring track this year, including the TT coupe and its beefed-up iterations, the TTS and the TT-RS. Only the TT Roadster has been missing from the pack, but that ends now as the Germans have begun hooning the drop-top around the "Green Hell" as well. And we have solid proof thanks to our skilled paparazzi, who sent yet another batch of spy shots our way. The bad news is the TT Roadster is hidden underneath a thick layer of swirly ca ...
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Jaguar XE Is Coming Soon

Sep 2 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Car Articles

On the evening of the 8th September 2014, Jaguar will hold two special events in London to mark the unveiling of the new Jaguar XE, a true driver’s car; one that redefines the concept of the mid-size sports saloon. EVENT 1 – EARLS COURT – World Premiere of the Jaguar XE Jaguar will reveal the XE S Derivative only. The full XE range will be revealed at Paris Motor Show press conference on 02 October at 14:45/15:00 CEST. The Earls Cou ...
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