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Outrageous Audi R8 unleashed

2007-04-16 07:58
Audi tuning specialist Abt has released design impressions and technical details of its forthcoming R8, due for release later this year.

Based on the Audi R8, Abt have added their own rear diffuser and a rather extravagant rear wing among a host of styling modifications aimed at dramatically altering the R8's looks while improving aerodynamics and road holding.

Befitting a new entrant to the supercar league, the Abt R8 overdoses on carbon-fibre, including a full bonnet in the material. The Bavarian-based tuning firms claims the host of modifications greatly adds to the quest for near perfect weight distribution.

The Abt R8 is set to ride on a set of outrageous 20-inch BR wheels. Providing enough power to get these four massive wheels moving, Abt will be adding a supercharger to the standard 4.2-litre V8 Audi engine, hiking power to a claimed 390 kW.

As befits an Audi-based supercar, power is transferred to all four wheels, propelling the Abt R8 from 0-100 km/h in a claimed 3.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 317 km/h.

Keeping all the performance in a straight line will be the task of Abt's own fully adjustable suspension system.


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