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ABT Audi R8 GTR

Submitted by on April 14, 2010 – 6:25 pmNo Comment

Audi ABT R8 GTR

If the original Audi R8 supercar is too ordinary for you, then the German tuning firm Abt Sportsline can solve that problem.

The ABT R8 GT R isn’t even an ordinary tuned car, but a lightweight,  race car for with enormous power that can be used on the road and track. The first thing Abt did to the R8 is to replace the Audi’s stock hood, front and rear aprons, rear wing, tailgate, and even the outline edge on the rear, external mirrors, and the door panels – the change all of those with their own made from carbon fiber.

To save weight even mover the side windows are replaced with a more lightweight ones made from material called Makrolon. All this changing and stripping  makes for a big weight save of over 220 lbs – a significant number when flying down a track or “cruising” on the roads.

ABT R8 GTR Engine Specifications

Of course, Abt didn’t leave the engine in it’s original form. The mighty 5.2-liter, 525 hp V10 engine in the original A8 has been tuned to the extraordinary 620 hp, allowing the Audi Abt R8 GTR to travel from zero to 62 mph in only 3.2 seconds(0.7s improvement compared to the standard Audi R8 V10). If you can find a straight long enough, then you will be able to reach 124 mph in 9.9 seconds, up to a top speed of 202 mph.

Abt R8 GTR is  also fitted with an sports suspension and adjustable dampers to fine-tune the performance on the track, along with modified brakes to deal with the added extra power. The wheels fitted to the ABT R8 is also lightweight, they are 19-inch with unique ABT design.

To further improve the R8 GTR ability to perform on tracks, Abt added Recaro racing seats with a 4-point seat belt system and stainless steel roll-over bar with seat belt attachment. R8 customers will also find an hand-held fire extinguisher if the worst thing happen and you end up crashing you GTR R8. The streering wheels is also different with an carbon fiber ABT Sports steering wheel.

Overall, the R8 GTR is a very pretty track tool that have the potential to compete with a Ferrari 458 Italia.

ABT R8 GTR wallpapers with 1024×768 size

source: ABT Sportsline

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