A new model developed by ABT has been reproduced in 1:18 scale by GT Spirit: ABT Audi RS 3 Sedan 2019 model. A detailed rendering of this model that is both efficient and intelligent.
In 2018, the Bavarian tuner revealed its preparation for the second-generation Audi RS 3, powered by a 5-cylinder 2.5 TFSI developing 400 hp. After passing through the hands of an Audi specialist, the power increases to 460 hp, or even 500 hp in the limited series.
On the “base” version, ABT offered only a few aesthetic and aerodynamic features. In addition to the engine tuning, this version is seen with red ABT logos on the grille as well as under the trunk.
The front and rear bumpers have been reworked by ABT Sportsline, including the “RS3” lettering in red at the front. The radiator grille has been slightly redesigned, a part that has been well taken care of by the GT Spirit. It’s a vivid work that brings amazing realism.
Black lacquered elements are located under the front bumper as well as at the rear: a trunk spoiler and a rear bumper spoiler that includes the rest of the RS3 text in red.
The line developed by ABT Sportsline, ending with 4 round black outlets, replaces the previous one recognizable by its two circular sections.
The GT Spirit chose a white and black contrast for the exterior, also available in black mirrors as well as black ABT rims in 19 inches that connect the chrome border.
These well-rendered rims reveal the RS brake system with large perforated discs at the front and red calipers with the RS logo.
Inside, the balance is perfect with an all-black interior, including some ABT Sportsline features, especially on the black leather RS seats.
This miniature has a large sunroof that allows you to contemplate the interior from different points of view. The various details of the dashboard are well highlighted, such as the carbon spoilers, the Audi cockpit, the central screen displaying the ABT logo, the various controls, especially those for the air conditioner and the MMI system on the central dashboard. gear lever.
The back of the passenger compartment has not been neglected with a good improvement of various things such as the back seat, seat belts, door handles, carbon inserts, …
This model developed by GT Spirit in the limited edition has again succeeded by providing the originality of the design from the car’s tuner and the choice of attractive colors to highlight the lines of the sports car. and different features of the attribute.
The value for money is as usual better thanks to the use of resin, forcing to eliminate the opportunities available in metal miniatures.
A little detail
On each thumbnail presented, some detail caught our attention. On this compact sedan, the black interior is well produced, especially in terms of the special design of the sports seats typical of the Audi Sport RS models. The diamond pattern of the top of the seats is amazing and has been reproduced with a 3D effect. Note the presence of the RS 3 logo in red and the ABT logo in white.
Availability and pricing
Sold in 2022 at specialist dealers and in some toy stores under the reference GT346, the GT Spirit 1:18 scale model of the ABT Audi RS 3 Sedan is offered in a standard version at a suggested price of 109.95 euros.