ABT Sportsline has transformed a sporty 310-hp/228 kW Audi RS Q3 into a race-capable monster! Engineers at the tuner conducted extensive tests that showed that the crossover’s 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine could allow a permanent 32% uprating. Thus, they worked hard to transform the vehicle into the ABT RS Q3, which carries the same engine that provides 410 hp/301 kW of output and up to 530 Nm of torque.
ABT will present the power-SUV at the Geneva Motor Show in March in an “innocent” white shade with an impressive decor. All this became possible thanks to ABT Power New Generation. “This complex and gentle processes uses a specially developed control unit – ABT Engine Control – and a customized software,“ remarked Hans-Juergen Abt, chief executive of ABT Sportsline, which is considered as the largest tuner of Volkswagen and Audi cars in the world.
ABT also endowed the Audi RS Q3 with a height-adjustable sport-type suspension that provides a maximum of road feedback as well as dynamism. ABT also modified the looks of the Audi RS Q3 by fitting a new front skirt and grille as well as a sporty decor set and 21-inch ABT DR alloy wheels. The power-SUV also features a ABT rear skirt set that includes stainless-steel exhaust system and four tail pipes.