ABT Sportsline Offers V8 Engine with the 2011 Audi A8

| June 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

As the Audi S8 isn’t expected to arrive anytime sooner than 2013, ABT Sportsline has bought an alternative for its European diesel fans.  The German tuner has announced a diesel-powered AS8 sedan for its customers.

Under the hood of the 2011 Audi A8 rests a 4.2-liter V8 TDI as a base capable of producing 350-hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. ABT has now upgraded the powertrain to deliver a total of 385-hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. The turbo diesel engine of the 2011 A8 does 0-60 mph in 5 seconds.

ABT has “not changed the elegant glider into a racing car, but carefully into a confident and sporty automobile,” said the tuner in an official  statement.

The exterior of the sedan receives subtle changes that include a new front spoiler, side skirt, rear wing (three-part) and a rear skirt with exhaust covers. A lower suspension, ABT CR alloy wheels wrapped in sport tires and available in 20- or 21-inch and matte black foil sum up the modifications offered by ABT for the A8.

via carscoop

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