With the ABT changes, the Audi RS3 now reaches 500 horsepower

With the ABT changes, the Audi RS3 now reaches 500 horsepower

Known for the improvements made to the models of the VW Group, ABT is now showing us the results of a project that had the Audi RS3 Sportback as a basis.

The basic version of the Audi RS3 Sportback already has a power of 400 horsepower, but ABT did their magic and turned this figure into 460. However, there were still some opportunities and loose ends that were fixed. in this project and after that. some meetings and testing, the ABT RS3-R was born with 500 horsepower released from its inline five-cylinder engine.

For this, ABT has added a new control unit and performance enhancer, as well as a new intercooler. In addition to the power of 500 horsepower, 600 Nm of maximum torque is also available, which allows the performance as 3.3 seconds it takes to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h, but also a maximum speed of 300 km / h that can be opened. through the ABT software, which collects a set of information from the RS3-R in real time. The exhaust system received new tips with a diameter of 95 mm, but there are also new suspension springs and new stability bars.

Some of the latest sports cars on the market have the ability to go unnoticed in different situations, but this is not the case with the new ABT RS3-R Sportback. With a body built in a very strong green tone and several carbon fiber elements added to the set, the RS3-R can be seen very easily, but also heard thanks to the improvements made to the exhaust system. The rims chosen are ABT High Performance HR20, 20 inches in diameter, with a set of 245/30 R20 Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R tires. Of course, the cabin has also been improved with new seats and various details, without missing the name of this limited series of only 200 units.

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