ABT Sportsline – 120 years of power and innovation
Over 120 years ago, Johann Abt from Kempten, Germany founded a blacksmith’s with a famous idea: to convert carriages, so that they could even be used in the harsh Allgäu winter. Since the time of its foundation the company has continued to develop and even maintained this policy even throughout hart times. Meanwhile in the fourth generation, Hans-Jürgen ABT and his brother, the former DTM pilot Christian Abt, are leading the company to new customisation heights. Next to professional racing involvement and product development, both brothers manage successfully the global growth of the world’s largest and most successful tuner of Volkswagen group vehicles.
Innovation and constantly growing know-how ensure that ABT Sportsline is able to set trends, way ahead of others. “It is vitally important for our company to be able to adjust to the ever-changing conditions as quickly as possible, or even better to anticipate them”, says Hans-Jürgen Abt. As a result, ABT Sportsline continues to invest in its own capabilities: the best example are the highly-modern performance engine test stations, practically the most modern and unique engine test equipment in Germany, which raises engine developments to a totally new level.
The ABT engineers are able to build precision high-performance automotive equipment including ABT turbo chargers and ABT superchargers. The quality of ABT bodywork components is industry leading and is verified by the German TÜV pedestrian impact protection tests, which ABT passed successfully as the first company in the Germany tuning scene.
The 2013 ABT Sportsline fleet includes the new ABT Golf VI and ABT GTI, followed by ABT Scirocco, ABT Tiguan and ABT Touareg as well as ABT Sportsline VW Polo. In the Audi sector, ABT created outstanding vehicles with the ABT Audi Q5, ABT Q7, ABT A5, ABT A4 and of course the pinnacle of German engineering : the ABT RS6 and ABT R8.
Since 2007, RamSpeed represented ABT Sportline as a means of showcasing quality tuning components on Austalian market. Initially as an exclusive importer, RamSpeed quickly built solid reputation and as Australias first, delivered three supercharged VW Golf R32’s with then official RTA approval, making the upgrade legal on Australian roads. As RamSpeed Co-Founder, Andrew Ochudzawa, quickly developed business required to support a high quality ABT Products with an installation service to match.
Here is why you should consider tuning your Volkswagen / VW or Audi with ABT Sportsline equipment and tuning options imported directly and installed by RamSpeed.
- Two year, unlimited km warranty, exclusive for Australian market
- High quality PU RIM (Plastic) components, on par with OEM standards
- Unique ABT SportsLine design and features
- ECU tuning options with engine warranty
- Local support and service
ABT VW T6 Transporter
The original car with real personality has recently turned 65. But even older than the Volkswagen van, which has conquered the whole world, is ABT Sportsline, having provided “traditional innovation” for 120 years now. The Volkswagen van has been with us for a very long time – as our team bus in motorsports or for tuning, the new T6 in particular is more than just an ordinary van.
The latest model is really quite something, especially after having been redesigned with the introduction of the special anniversary edition, to be seen at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The T6 has 235 hp (173 kW) instead of the serial 204 PS (150 kW). The 2l turbo diesel’s torque stands at 490 Nm and can tow a lot more. Also available is the 2l TDI with now 180 hp (132 kW).
ABT Audi S4
Audi medium sized hot hatches have been a success story for more than 30 years now, first with the Audi 80 and from 1994 onwards with the Audi A4. ABT Sportsline has dedicated its resources to these models right from the beginning. With more prenounces styling, more powerful tune and reconfigured suspension geometry, the new S4 is sure to raise your heart beat.
ABT VW Golf R
Volkswagen Golf R is an amazing machine in stock format. The handling and power delivery characteristics of the Golf R are as good as they get in a compact sports-orientated hatch. ABT Sportsline has been responsible for tuning just about every VW car and with a great platform to begin with, this vehicle is no exception. The Golf R is delivered from the factory with over 190KW, however in Australia it has been detuned and sold with only 188Kw’s. Call Ramspeed on 1800 887 930 regarding your tuning options from ABT.
ABT Audi RS3
No stone has been left unturned on this latest hot hatch from Audi. With ABT Sportsline enhanced styling, handling and power delivery, you can expect even more driving enjoyment. Call RamSpeed for additional information.
For more information about ABT Sportsline Australia and for the full range of performance and enhancement products for your VW or Audi visit : www.ramspeed.com.au Waiving the ABT Sporsline flag since 2008.
ABT Audi RS6
The ABT RS6 is an amazingly versatile super sports wagon. Th car is faster than many of so called “sports cars” and can accommodate enormous amount of luggage for the interstate driver. The look of the ABT SportsLine Audi RS6 is understated and it forms an intregal part of the overall car design.
This powerful estate wagon looks purposeful and dynamic in its design and elegance. The aero body package consists of the right components. The front air inlet design, front aero, mirror caps, the rear diffuser set and its attachment – are all made of exposed carbon fibre.
The entire package is rounded off by the ABT FR wheels with distinctive five double spoke design. These sporty and light alloy wheels come in 10 x 22’’. The required grip is provided by Dunlop high performance tyres in 295/25 R22, rated for top speeds designed for German Autobahns. And inside of the RS6 also demonstrates some fine features. As an example, the glove compartment features special design signet and the floor mats showcase special “120 Years” lettering. The body hugging sport seats are bi-colour-leathered, matching colour of the exterior. All pillars and the tailgate are Alcantara clad. Alcantara is combined with leather on the dashboard and distinctively decorative colour seams.
As this particular model is an exclusive ABT RS6 1 of 12 cars only, not built for Australian market, RamSpeed is offering comparable package to allow local buyers to enjoy the ABT refinement. “We are offering the required quality and original ABT parts to faithfully recreate this special model for Australian buyers” said Andrew Ochudzawa, RamSpeed Co-founder and technical Director.
As the original Left Hand Drive only models will soon be sold out, please contact RamSpeed for further details.