Where everyday performance is king.
ABT Sportsline has just unveiled their newest upgrade program for one of the premier Audi models that features a host of new technology along with a twin-turbo V-8 engine – the Audi S7. CEO of ABT Sportsline, Hans-Jürgen Abt, believes that “you should be able to feel that you are actually sitting in a ‘sports car’ all the time. But the car also has to be comfortable and suitable for everyday use. “
This philosophy was the basis for the new ABT AS7 upgrade program for the new Audi S7. The new 4.0 TFSI was given the special ABT Power treatment, which includes ECU tuning, exhaust, and other go-fast goodies to increase output by about 100 ponies. After the Audi S7 tuning program, output is set at over 520 horsepower and 479 lb-ft. of torque coming from the automaker’s new 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 that is packed with potential. The increase in power also helps push the top speed back to 180 mph.
With a great deal of power on tap in every situation, ABT Sportsline then focused on upgrading the chassis of the AS7 Sportback. The German tuner offers customers a choice between sport suspension springs that help provide more dynamic handling or the ABT Level Control lowered air suspension setting for an optimum center of gravity. In addition to the suspension upgrades, both CR and DR lightweight alloy wheels are available in 20- and 21-inch diameters with corresponding high-performance tires for better grip.
As of now, ABT Sportsline only offers the performance, suspension, and wheel/tire upgrades for the Audi S7 with the new AS7 tuning program. Future aesthetic, interior, and additional power upgrades will likely be available in the future. ABT Sportsline is also developing an upgrade program for the new Audi S6 model with the 4.0 TFSI. Pricing for the entire package and individual modifications has not been released.
ABT Sportsline AS7 Specifications
Displacement: 4.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Maximum Horsepower: 520
Maximum Torque: 479 lb-ft. (650 Nm)
-ABT Power upgrade
Top Speed: 180 mph (290 km/h)
ABT Sportsline AS7 Gallery
[Source: ABT Sportsline]