ABT Cranks Up The Boost On Latest Audi RS5, Does 0-62 In 3.6s

As one of the best sports coupes on the market, the 2020 Audi RS5 does not really need any aftermarket mods.

Still, ABT Sportsline would beg to differ, so they have tuned it, making it more powerful and a bit flashier without going OTT.

Mechanical upgrades over the stock RS5 Coupe include an air intake cover, additional water radiator kit and AEC high-tech control unit. These have helped boost the power and torque of the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 by 80 PS (79 HP / 59 kW) and 80 Nm (59 lb-ft), to 530 PS (523 HP / 390 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft).

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The 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint is down by 0.3 seconds, to 3.6 seconds, and on cars fitted with the factory ceramic brakes top speed can be increased from 280 km/h (174 mph), when ordered with the optional RS Dynamic package, to 300 km/h (186 mph).

Working together with the ABT front and rear anti-roll bars to improve handling, the height-adjustable springs can lower the ground clearance by 25 mm (1 in) while still leaving room under the arches for the 21-inch wheels. Finished in Racing Gold Matte in this case, the concave rims contrast the Sonoma Green Metallic paint finish.

Exterior changes are modest and they consist of carbon fiber fender badges with a glossy finish, wheelhouse ventilation in shiny black and new boot lid spoiler.

ABT’s integrated entrance lights project the tuner’s logo onto the ground upon opening the doors. Other mods include the carbon fiber seat shells and frames, carbon fiber trim on the dashboard, steering wheel and gearshift knob, CRP inserts and fine leather upholstery.

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