In a red chrome tone, the Spyder ABT R8 GT S is truly a sight to behold at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. A contrast is offered by the middle section of the car with extensive use of carbon seen from the bonnet to the rear wing.
When the car was being designed, the Motorsport Department of ABT Sportsline focused on weight reductions and the perfect distribution of weight.
The cabrio is clearly one of the fastest existing vehicles as it has dynamic carbon inlays at the side and on the covers of engine and convertible-top. The front skirt, rear skirt, windscreen frame cover, red air scoops, engine bonnet or even the mirrors are not just design.
They are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CRP) and are light. The sports car is the optimum weight to attain its highest performance.
Because of ABT Power, the car now has an output of 620 HP (456 kW). In comparison, the standard models deliver 525 HP (386 kW). Its performance has been boosted by nearly 20%. The ABT R8 GT S is able to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 320 km/h.
The cabrio with the 5.2 litre V10 engine is perfect for daily use. Basically, the "hot open-top sports car" can be used for any purpose. With the ABT Suspension, the setup is optimal at all times. The Sports exhaust system offers good acoustics and is a vital part of the design concept.
It harmonizes with the diffuser, rear wing and trapeze-shaped rear skirt. Aside from being very fast, the car also looks the part especially with its light metal alloy ABT BR in 20 or the CR Superlight in 19 inch.