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2012 ABT RS5-R

Well, you are fully allowed to be a wee bit self-confident out there on the road. Especially if you are driving an ABT RS5-R, with all the ABT Sportsline experience behind it. “The RS5-R combines the results of all our motorsports and roadworthiness competences and skills. This car reflects all our know-how, down to the last detail”, says Hans-Jürgen Abt, the CEO of ABT Sportsline. And the result is indeed quite something: The exhaust system with its side pipes in front of the rear wheels lends the 470 hp (346 kW) eight-cylinder engine the right sound. The racer reaches 100 km/h in only 4.3 seconds and its top speed is limited… at 303 km/h.

The body parts are made of carbon fiber, which reduces the tuned car’s weight by a huge margin. The “slim” ABT RS5-R has an athletic body, just as you would need it on a race track. The aggressive front skirt with its “side flics”, the front splitter, side skirts or rear wing are also made of light CFRP. The same applies to the bonnet with its impressive air outlets. The rear skirt set and the also weight-optimised super sport wheels round off the car’s look. The wheels incidentally are also characterised by a perfect design and sportiness: The new light and elegant forged ER-F in befitting 9.5 x 20 inches with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT in 275/30 R20 is used here to provide the perfect grip on the black top.

The “racing DNA” of the ABT RS5-R is also reflected in its expressive black-red Alcantara interior. Racing stripes on the sport-type bucket seats, carbon fiber door panels, 4-point safety belts and a high-grade steel rollover cage form the driver’s “work station”. The sport-type steering wheel with LED shift indicator light is made of carbon fiber and Alcantara and simply feels good. The ABT RS5-R is not only a car, but also a machine you want to take to its limits. This car is a touring car for the road developed by the engineers of the quintuple DTM (German Touring Masters) champion from Bavaria.

Story by ABT Sportsline

In Detail

tags rs5
submitted by admin
type Professionally Tuned Car
built at Ingolstadt, Germany
body stylist Walter Maria de’Silva
engine 4.2 V8 32v FSI
position Front, Longitudinal
block material Aluminum
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
fuel feed FSI Direct Injection
displacement 4163 cc / 254.04 in³
bore 84.5 mm / 3.3 in
stroke 92.8 mm / 3.7 in
power 350.5 kw / 470 bhp @ 8250 rpm
specific output 112.9 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 272.46 bhp per tonne
torque -1.0 nm / -1.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
redline 7000
body / frame Unit Steel w/Aluminum Front Fenders
driven wheels Quattro 4WD w/TCS
wheel type Forged ER-F
front tires 275/30 R20 D unlop SP Sport Maxx GT
rear tires 275/30 R20 D unlop SP Sport Maxx GT
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/8-Piston Sliding Caliper, EBD, ABS
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/Single-Piston Sliding Caliper, EBD, ABS
front wheels F 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20 x 9.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Multi-link Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1725 kg / 3804 lbs
transmission 7-Speed S-Tronic Automatic
top speed ~303 kph / 188.16 mph
0 – 100 kph ~4.3 seconds
combined fuel econ eu 10.8 L/100 km or 21.78 mpg-us