Feb 25 2013, 11:18am CST | by Shane McGlaun
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.
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.
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