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ABT R8 GTR makes Geneva debut [video]

620 HP and 550 Nm

The ABT R8 GTR based on the 2013 Audi R8 V10 Coupe has arrived in Geneva this week.

Under the bonnet is the same 5.2-liter V10 FSI engine but instead of 550 HP (404 kW) and 398 lb-ft (540 Nm) in the Plus variant it now churns 620 HP (456 kW) and 405 lb-ft (550 Nm).

Thanks to the extra oomph, ABT Sportsline was able to shave off 0.3 seconds from the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) as the car can now complete the sprint in 3.2 seconds. Top speed has increased from 193 mph (311 km/h) to 202 mph (325 km/h).

The bodywork has also went through some changes as the hood, front/rear apron, side skirts, adjustable front splitter and the rear wing are manufactured from carbon fiber. This diet has lowered the car's weight by 242 lbs (110 kg) and now tips the scales at 3,340 lbs (1,515 kg).

The ABT R8 GTR also comes with 19-inch forged alloys, a coil-over sports suspension with adjustable dampers, along with a custom stainless steel exhaust system.

Source: ABT

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Both "bonnet" and "hood" are used. Also, "The bodywork has also went through..." You guys need a proofreader.
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March 6, 2013 3:37 pm