ABT 2012 Audi AS8 - 620HP and 780Nm
ABT Sportsline has announced their tuning package for the facelift of the big limo of Audi – the A8. The project name is ABT AS8 and it comes with both styling and performance packages.
"For us, the new AS8 is the best of both worlds, that is, the best in terms of both comfort and acceleration and agility", commented Hans-Jürgen Abt, managing director of the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group.
"After all, the AS8 has to meet our premium customers' standards when it comes to performance and luxuriousness.", he added.
The big 4.0 liter TFSI V8 is boosted to whopping 620HP (456 kW) and 780Nm (578 lb-ft) of torque, this is an increase of 100HP and 130Nm of torque. 0-100 km/h in 4 seconds, 60-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and 80 to 120 km/h in just 3.5 seconds in fifth gear. 0-200 km/h is faster than Lamborghini Gallardo – 13 seconds.
The top speed is limited to just 290 km/h (180 mph).
Other upgrades include ABT Level Control, which lowers the pneumatically suspended car's CG.
The styling mods are a set of new ABT alloy wheels available in 20" to 21" and in combination with high-performance tires.