ABT Sportsline at Geneva Motor Show 2013
ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group, has just won a prize. The readers of the renowned German AUTO ZEITUNG voted the traditional and innovative Bavarian company the “top brand”. In the “tuner” category, ABT got 29.4 per cent, ranking first. “For us, this is a marvellous result, a real inspiration. We want to continue to make our customers and fans happy with our perfect products”, says Hans-Jürgen Abt. The ABT Sportsline CEO points to the new products he and his team are going to present at the Geneva Motor Show in Hall 1/Booth 1244.
One highlight is the new ABT Golf VII. The Kempten-based company has always worked on this compact sports car, from the very beginning and across all generations. In its seventh generation now, all this experience and innovative power has resulted in a really assertive car. The ABT VW Golf is a very dynamic car in both its design and technical features.
The company’s motorsport experience finds expression in the breathtaking ABT R8 GTR, whose second generation is going to premiere at Geneva. Its 620 hp (456 kW) and light construction make this special car a real racer that will dominate all its peers. Perfect down to even the last detail inside, the R8 GTR is a real sports car whose design and technology form a powerful unit.
The new ABT RS5-R has also been developed with a focus upon weight optimisation and distribution. The car shows that it is indeed possible to combine roadworthiness with the characteristics of a real racer. The RS5-R goes faster than 300 km/h and you can also hear that it’s fast. Its “sidepipes” make it sound very sporty indeed, at high speeds and with “power acceleration” in particular.
The cars presented by ABT Sportsline at the Geneva Motor Show will also feature the new ER-X sport-type wheels. Two variants will be available: The ER-F is the forged wheel, meeting the highest standards. It goes without saying that the cast variant ER-C is also a premium product, unique in its category. The ER-X wheels are light, beautiful and sporty.
As the fastest possible “lifestyle transporter” and an invincible super sports car, the ABT AS6-R Avant is very versatile indeed. It’s a lot of fun to drive and very usable, too. This unique car has an incredible 180 hp (132 kW) more than the serial version. Its 600 hp (441 kW) are the result of innovative engineering. Hans-Jürgen Abt is pretty sure that with its products for 2013
ABT Sportsline is once again on the right track this year: “I’m confident that the readers of the AUTO ZEITUNG will honour this innovative power of ours this year as well.”