ABT Sportsline tunes the Audi TT-RS & TT-RS Plus

 ABT Sportsline tunes the Audi TT-RS & TT-RS Plus
Audi TT-RS by Abt Sportsline 27.6.2013

Offers up to 470 HP (346 kW)

ABT Sportsline has introduced an updated tuning program for the Audi TT-RS and TT-RS Plus.

On the styling front, the models can be equipped with a rear spoiler, a sports exhaust system and 19- or 20-inch light alloy wheels. The company also offers high-performance brakes and sport springs that reduce the ride height by 30mm.

For added performance, the TT-RS can be equipped with an ABT turbocharger, an air-to-air intercooler and an optimized ECU. The modifications enable the turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine to produce up to 470 HP (346 kW) and 630 Nm (464 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 130 HP (95 kW) and 180 Nm (132 lb-ft). This enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph).

The TT-RS Plus tuning package is less extensive so the modifications only enable the engine to produce 440 HP (324 kW) which is an increase of 80 HP (58 kW).

Source: ABT Sportsline

Really sporty: The ABT TT RS and RS plus with up to 470 hp

The Audi TT is a real work of art when it comes to its design. The car combines elegance, dynamism and compact dimensions to the best effect. “That’s how a car should look like,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt, the CEO of the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group, who has a predilection for the TT: “For us, both the coupé and the roadster are an ideal basis to work with. After all, you can tell that it wants to perform by simply looking at a TT“, Abt adds. The traditional Bavarian company has therefore done something with all RS versions – and with up to 470 hp (346 kW) provides pure
ABT POWER S. The Audi TT RS thus doesn’t only look like a super sports car, it actually is one, too. Or, to put it more succinctly: The ABT TT RS is a big automotive dream car of only 4.2m in length...

What the ABT Sportsline engineers have done is really breathtaking. An optimised engine management and the use of a self-developed ABT air-to-air intercooler and an
ABT turbocharger turn a solid 340 hp (250 kW) into up to 470 hp (346 kW). Torque is increased from 450 to a gigantic 630 Nm. The ABT TT RS is very powerful in all speed ranges. The chic sports car only needs 3.9 seconds to get from 0 to 100 kph. Its top speed is 285 kph. To put this ABT POWER on the road in the right design, a visually attractive rear spoiler for both the coupé and roadster has been developed which harmonises with the TT’s dynamic silhouette and underscores its superiority. And thanks to the ABT suspension springs the car’s CoG is lowered by another 30mm. An optimised carbon footprint and better sound is seen to by the ABT stainless steel exhaust system (middle and rear silencer). The
ABT sport brake system will remain cool even in critical situations.

We also recommend the CR, DR and ER sport-type wheels in 19 or 20 inches to go with the TT. It’s up to you which wheel you choose, of course, but the wheels were consistently weight-reduced and optimised. The unsprung masses were kept as small as possible, which improves the car’s road and damping behaviour a lot. The ABT wheel highlight is certainly the new high-performance wheel ER with its ten spokes and a dynamic bent. For the TT RS, the wheel is available as a cast version, ER-C, and as an extravagant, forged version, ER-F. It goes without saying that all wheels can be bought in combination with high-performance tires. After all, “Really Sporty” starts with those.

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Having "plus" after a sport lines name or any model for that matter is really not necessary is it. Just make the car and sell it how it should be for being a proper sports car. Games to yield to the market as if there is a huge market for this group of buyers for this car. In the grand scheme of auto sales there isn't and those that will take to this vehicle will either tune it or leave it stock. "Plus" coming from Audi is not cool.
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