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    Video: MT's Jessi Lang recounts her harrowing Autobahn R8 crash
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    Automotive enthusiasts will likely know the name, face, voice and stories of Jessi Lang well. And if they don't, they should. This Motor Trend video presenter and host of The J-Turn has been something of a fixture in the enthusiast video world. But a year ago, Jessi seemingly vanished from the ...

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    Official: ABT Sportsline coming to US, premiering AS6 at SEMA
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    ABT Sportsline, known as ABT Tuning from its founding in 1967 until 1991, is a German aftermarket parts and tuning company that has focused on enhancing Volkswagens and Audis since the VW GTI bowed in 1978 (in Europe, at least) and races competitively in DTM (Germany's touring car racing series). ...

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    Official: Audi R8 V10 gets tuned up by ABT
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    Bavarian tuners ABT have done another job on the Audi R8 V10, pumping up the 5.2-liter FSI V10 from 525 horsepower to 600 hp, and torque from 391 pound-feet to 406 lb-ft. With 50 more horsepower than the R8 V10 Plus - but not the extreme weight-loss scheme - ABT claims a 0-62 mile per hour run of ...

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    Official: ABT introduces 240-HP tuned VW Beetle
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    Maybe you want a Volkswagen Beetle that does more than merely get noticed. Maybe you want a Beetle that... provokes. If so, you need to give German tuner ABT Sportsline a call. Tweaks are made to the 2.0-liter turbo that add 40 horsepower. A front spoiler, wheels anywhere from 18 to 20 inches, ...

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    ABT has big plans for the little Volkswagen Beetle
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    Squint your eyes just so and a Volkswagen Beetle can start looking like a Porsche 911. And with good reason: the two were designed by the same man using the same basic principles. So with common heritage, it's little wonder that the latest model is already started to follow its sportier ...

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    Geneva 2011: ABT R8 GTS begs for attention
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    2011 Audi R8 GTS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Audi tuner ABT Sportline has released its latest take on Ingolstadt's 2011 lineup in the form of the R8 GTS, a worked-over version of Audi's R8 5.2 FSI V10 Cabrio. In ABT guise, the V10 has been boosted to 620 horsepower – a ...

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    2011 Audi AS8 by ABT
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    German tuner ABT has released word (and pictures) of the first tuned 2011 Audi A8 we know about, the AS8. ABT freely admits that the new A8 is pretty sporty on its own. Therefore, the AS8 package seeks to "underline" what Audi's already done in terms of huge, sporting luxo-bargeness. To wit, ...

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    Abt Sportsline gets its hands on Audi R8 Spyder
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    Abt Sportline R8 Spyder - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Whenever Audi introduces a new model, chances are that the folks at Abt Sportsline are going to get their hands on one. The German company has been tuning Volkswagens and Audis since the 1970s and has enjoyed success racing the Audi ...

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    Geneva 2010: Abt R8 GTR is full of V10, carbon fiber goodness
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    Abt R8 GTR - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We got our first peek at Abt's R8 GTR late last year, but like with many cars, it was a whole different experience to see it in person. To say carbon fiber has been used liberally is an understatement, as the entire car is clothed in the ...

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    Abt Sportline offers 600 horsepower, new look for the Audi R8 V10
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    Abt Audi R8 V10 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    After sampling the V10 version of Audi's R8, we can't imagine changing much of Audi's mid-engine road rocket if one happened to find its way into our garage. Still, there some owners will want to mess with perfection and Abt Sportline is ...

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    Abt gives a boost to the 2010 VW Golf, GTI
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    Abt Volkswagen GTI MkVI - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The sixth-generation Golf and GTI will soon arrive for 2010, and already, Abt Sportline – the largest Volkswagen tuner in the world – has released a variety of aftermarket parts for each. Starting with the new exterior, ...

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    ABT gets its hands all over the KTM X-Bow
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    Click above to view the ABT X-Bow in high resolution
    Think of the most extreme vehicles on the road, and if you're brushed up on your adventurous automobiles, the KTM X-Bow should come to mind. Made by the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer and looking something like a Transformer caught between ...

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    SEMA 2008: GGI Tuning to carry Abt, including hot Audi AS5
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Abt AS5 available from GGI Tuning
    We've talked about Abt Sportsline's sweet range of upgraded VW and Audi offerings before, but now we have some additional good news. As you probably know if you're reading this blog, Abt offers lots of mods for the A4 and ...

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    ABT Sportsline tweaks the Audi Q5
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    Click above for a hi-res gallery of the ABT Q5 Every time a new Volkswagen or Audi is released, German tuner ABT Sportsline can be relied upon to come up with performance and appearance packages to enhance them. The latest ride to get attention is the Audi Q5, and as you can see in the renderings ...

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    ABTrainer: VW tuner pumps up the Passat CC
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the ABT Passat CC "C" is for comfort, but that's not good enough for ABT. The German tuning house has taken Volkswagen's sleek new Passat Comfort Coupe (CC) and given it a little more grunt. The 1.8-liter TSI goes up from 160hp to 200, the 2.0 TSI from 200 to ...

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    Rabbit on 'roids: Abt tunes the Volkswagen R32
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    Click above for a high resolution version It was only a matter of time before Abt got its hands on a Volkswagen R32. The hot hatch is no slouch in stock form with 250 horsepower, but Abt has boosted output to 370 bhp via a supercharger complete with a water-cooled intercooler. This knocks the 0-60 ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Abt Audi R8
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    Click images for hi-res galleryLast 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. ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Abt AS4 and AS5
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    click either image for high-res galleriesWe touched on Abt Sportsline's range of upgrades for the current VW and Audi offerings during last year's Essen Motor Show. Unfortunately, we only had drab-looking photos back then, and frankly, the dark backgrounds didn't do much to liven up the looks of ...

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    Essen 2007: Abt unfurls tuned Audi R8
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    Abt Sportline has debuted its own version of the Audi R8 at the Essen Motor Show with a few changes from the tangerine-colored rendering that we first saw back in April. The front side grills now sport vertical slats instead of horizontal, and the hood is stock rather than a lightweight carbon ...

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    Abt tunes the VW Tiguan
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    Next month's Essen Motor Show will feature a ton of tuned vehicles from Europe's best and brightest, and among them will be Abt's interpretation of the new Volkswagen Tiguan. The new crossover has just hit the market abroad, but Abt has already done its best to make this new cute 'ute stand out ...

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