Audi RS3 Sportback hulks out with ABT to become 493-bhp RS3-R

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Say hello to the ABT RS3-R.

What does one get in this package, aside from an extra R in the name? ABT dials up the RS3's turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder to a stout 493 bhp (368 kilowatts). The increase comes courtesy of a new intercooler and an ABT engine control unit, not to mention an upgraded exhaust system that enhances the five-pot's distinctive howl. ABT says torque also increases to 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-metres), and it all culminates with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 3.3 seconds. The tuner can also bump the RS 3 speed limiter from 155 mph to 186 mph.
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Power adders aren't the only upgrades for the RS3-R. ABT adds its own flavour of springs and stabiliser bars to the suspension in standard trim, while offering a fully adjustable set up as an option. Thusly equipped, the RS3-R's ride height drops by up to 1.5 inches front and rear. Brakes remain standard-issue Audi, but the 20-inch wheels are pure ABT and wrapped with Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R tyres.

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Visually speaking, the RS3-R wears an aero package that plugs in all kinds of carbon fibre components. You'll find it on the front lip spoiler and corner winglets, the side mirror caps, and at the rear of the car for the skirt insert and roof spoiler. All things considered, it's a modest visual upgrade though the bare carbon fibre certainly stands out when paired with a blinding shade of green. Special ABT logos and branding inside and out complete the package.

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Say hello to the ABT RS3-R.

What does one get in this package, aside from an extra R in the name? ABT dials up the RS3's turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder to a stout 493 bhp (368 kilowatts). The increase comes courtesy of a new intercooler and an ABT engine control unit, not to mention an upgraded exhaust system that enhances the five-pot's distinctive howl. ABT says torque also increases to 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-metres), and it all culminates with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 3.3 seconds. The tuner can also bump the RS 3 speed limiter from 155 mph to 186 mph.
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Power adders aren't the only upgrades for the RS3-R. ABT adds its own flavour of springs and stabiliser bars to the suspension in standard trim, while offering a fully adjustable set up as an option. Thusly equipped, the RS3-R's ride height drops by up to 1.5 inches front and rear. Brakes remain standard-issue Audi, but the 20-inch wheels are pure ABT and wrapped with Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R tyres.

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Visually speaking, the RS3-R wears an aero package that plugs in all kinds of carbon fibre components. You'll find it on the front lip spoiler and corner winglets, the side mirror caps, and at the rear of the car for the skirt insert and roof spoiler. All things considered, it's a modest visual upgrade though the bare carbon fibre certainly stands out when paired with a blinding shade of green. Special ABT logos and branding inside and out complete the package.
There isn't a cost mentioned for the ABT RS3-R, but only 200 are planned for production.
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Been discussed a while back, price is in the information…….

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