Geneva Motor Show: the tuners
The people who turn expensive cars into... something else, were back in force. Here are the highlights
Posted: 08 Mar 2013
ABT Audi RS5-R
Audi showcased their brand new RS5 Coupe-based DTM race car at the Geneva show. But that's not road legal. So the guys at ABT tuning smacked their heads together and came up with this: the ABT RS5-R - the closest thing to an RS5 DTM road car.
It doesn't have quite as many canards as the race car, but there's plenty of carbon fibre aero appendages to lacerate the ankles of pedestrians on the pavement. It's also got side pipe exhausts, so you can bark at people at traffic lights.
The V8 has been enhanced to 450 horsepower - an increase of 20 -which has shortened the time it takes from 0-to-60 mph by 0.3 seconds.