Abt AS8 Based on New Audi A8 Program Revealed for Geneva

Abt AS8 based on 2011 Audi A8 - 1600 - 02.03.2010
Abt AS8 based on 2011 Audi A8 - 1600 - 02.03.2010

Understated elegance

Abt Sportsline has unveiled a modified Audi A8 at the Geneva Motor Show.

Dubbed the AS8, the car features a new front spoiler, aggressive side skirts, a revised rear apron, and stylish 20-inch wheels (21-inchers are also available).

In terms of performance, Abt tweaked the 4.2-liter TDI engine to produce 385 PS (283 kW / 380 hp) and 880 Nm (649 lb-ft) of torque. This represents a modest increase of 35 PS (26 kW) and 80 Nm (59 lb-ft), compared to the standard car.

According to Abt, the "AS8 has been optimized to meet the high demands of its drivers: ABT Sportsline has not changed the elegant glider into a racing car, but carefully into a confident and sporty automobile."

Source: ABT Sportsline

A sports car in a classy outfit - The new ABT AS8

Although only just released by Audi, ABT Sportsline is already presenting its version of the new premium limousine A8, the AS8. The luxury liner has been decently yet confidently tuned by the Bavarian company. "With us this extraordinary vehicle doesn't lose its character, we underline it", states Hans-Juergen Abt the General Manager of ABT Sportsline. Even the intention of the Ingolstadt car manufacturer to consistently focus on light construction, indicates how: the A8 is a sporty gentleman, even more so after the power treatment at ABT. Initially the potent turbo diesel with a 4.2 litre cubic capacity has had its performance improved, and other versions will follow soon. "The machine fits the large limousine perfectly", says Hans-Juergen Abt in justification of the decision. The series standard 350HP (257kW) is raised by ABT to 385HP (283kW). The torque of the modern diesel engine is impressive: 880 Nm (series standard: 800 Nm) ensure that the luxury liner can easily cope with any situation. Relaxed journeys and sports handling at the limit - everyday business life is particularly enjoyable with the ABT AS8. This is thanks to the air suspension, which has been tailor-made to meet the demands of this extravagant car.

The elegant-sporty car from Kempten also knows how to impress optically: the front spoiler, side sills, the rear aprons with the tailpipe cover and the three-piece rear spoiler underline the design of the limousine and give it a sporty touch. The new ABT CR alloys, available in expressive 20 and 21 inch sizes, are ideal additions to the overall concept: the wheel is classy, seems light yet has a powerful presence, and discreetly attracts attention. This is particularly the case in combination with the phantom-black coating, which makes the ABT AS8 look classically-modern and sublime beyond all contemporary aberrations. The fact that a touch of dynamism and aggressiveness does no harm to the luxury liner is shown in the details of the vehicle. The ABT AS8 has been optimised to meet the high demands of its drivers: ABT Sportsline has not changed the elegant glider into a racing car, but carefully into a confident and sporty automobile.

Engine: 4.2 TDI, 4134 ccm capacity
Performance tuning: ABT Power
Performance: 385 HP/283 kW (standard: 350 HP/257 kW)

ABT front wing
ABT side skirts
ABT rear wing (three-part)
ABT rear skirt with exhaust covers

ABT CR wheel in 20 and 21 inches
Available also as complete set of wheels with sports tyres


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Captain Scarlett Captain Scarlett
Mar 13th, 2010 5:07pm
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Garais87 Garais87
oooh yeee, love it :)
Mar 4th, 2010 2:05am
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moodyaaa moodyaaa
Mar 3rd, 2010 7:32am
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Now this is just what Audi should always be, understated sporty elegance.
Mar 3rd, 2010 1:50am
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nederina nederina
Maybe the V10 S8 will loook more gangsta
Mar 2nd, 2010 7:58pm
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
nice, no more words needed
Mar 2nd, 2010 4:57pm
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2010S5 2010S5
Nice one. Love it.
Mar 2nd, 2010 4:08pm
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ivanporcalla ivanporcalla
Okay, I take back what I said about the new A8 in previous post, this Abt package just looks so sweet!
Mar 2nd, 2010 3:55pm
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a most beautiful-quarter head-on angle . too bad the car's actual length betrays this fine proportion. i would have thought that the ideal length should have corresponded to that of a mid-size VW Passat or a 5-series BMW .
Mar 2nd, 2010 3:10pm
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RzGTmorio RzGTmorio
nice car I like it
Mar 2nd, 2010 12:17pm
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wjaprep wjaprep
yeh.... i agree with everyone else here. looks much better.
Mar 2nd, 2010 11:49am
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Mar 2nd, 2010 11:25am
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fourthly, i understand y audi made there car look like this, i think, they wanted a design that didnt affend people, and well even though all models are looking alike, they all look decent, very decent if i may add..
Mar 2nd, 2010 11:24am
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third that, very.
Mar 2nd, 2010 11:20am
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Bojassem Bojassem
Now we're talking.
Mar 2nd, 2010 9:09am
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
second that, beautiful.
Mar 2nd, 2010 9:25am
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