• Feb 1st 2008 at 8:01PM
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Last night, we showed you updated photos of Audi's A4 and A5 as reworked by Germany's Abt Sportsline. Tonight, we have a similar set of new shots from the same tuner, only this time the subject is the Audi R8, a car that doesn't need a whole lot of work to begin with. Abt leaves the engine alone, instead supplying a sport suspension, a brake upgrade, and new 20" wheels.

Abt R8On the visual side, the car gets carbon fiber skirts and rear spoiler, along with replacement front and rear clips that tone down the oversized factory grillework on both ends. The front openings are now angled and feature colored CF inserts. Matching colored pieces are added to the sideblades and the rear end, too. The new rear bumper cover incorporates a diffuser-style bottom, smaller vents, and diagonal outlets for the exhaust tips. Pretty good stuff, if you ask us, and if the colored elements don't float your boat, you can probably go for a more standard look. Assuming you have an R8 for them to work on, that is.

[Source: Abt Sportsline]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Since BMW came up with their "angel eyes", everyone has to have their own look. Some ain't bad - Audi's sucks. I remember spanish people driving around with 'dingle-berries' hanging from the headliner. Looks like Audi put lights on 'em and put 'em up front. LOL
      • 7 Years Ago
      BUT i'm willing to be the ABT doesn't look nearly that gaudy in person.
        • 7 Years Ago
        i agree. i bet it probably looks pretty damn sweet in person
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks amazing to my eyes. Was hoping for engine upgrades.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why should we assume that the tuner's modifications improve the car? It's not possible that they've done the years of testing and development work that Audi has done. Given that, isn't it just as likely the mods make the car different without making it better and who knows, perhaps make it worse?
      • 7 Years Ago
      bleh
      • 7 Years Ago
      Regular R8. Fantastic.
      R8 diesel V12 concept car, Bloody BRILLIANT.

      This ABT thing. Ruined.

      That is all.
      • 7 Years Ago
      WHY SOMEONE WOULD DO THIS WITH SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CAR?
      I ALREADY HAVE SEEN SOME VISUAL UPGRADES FOR THE R8 MADE BY EUROTUNNERS BUT THIS ONE ITS THE UGLIYEST BY FAR!
      JUST TAKE A ORIGINAL RED ONE WITH BLACK BLADES,AND THE WOW FACTOR IS 1OOO TIMES BETTER THEN THAT!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      ABT should be bancrupt in no time...
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like it was designed to impress 19 year old car enthusiasts. Yuck.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Remarkably impressive. Going to go as far to say it's the best looking car I've ever seen. The two tone scheme/accents are marvelous, and the use of carbon fiber is both tasteful and aggressive. Love it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Utter PoS IMO ..
      • 7 Years Ago
      I must be a freak, I always liked Audi designs, but I thought this was gorgeous :)
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