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New Powerful ABT AS5-R Now Available in the U.S. through GGI European Tuning

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Miami, May 5, 2009: GGI European Tuning, the exclusive North American importer of ABT Sportsline tuning products for Audi automobiles, announced that they will be offering ABT’s new AS5-R in the U.S. Recently debuting at the Geneva Motor Show, the AS5-R is a real sports car hiding under the body of a coupe.

A big step up from ABT’s successful AS5, the AS5-R takes the Audi A5 to a whole new level. Utilizing ABT POWER R, which includes engine management changes and the inclusion of an ABT compressor, ABT increases the power output to an incredible 510 horsepower. This allows the AS5-R to reach 62 mph in a quick 4.5 seconds and then achieve a blistering maximum speed of 181 mph. Surprisingly, in spite of this enormous increase in performance, ABT is able to retain the fuel consumption and the emissions of the mass-produced Audi A5.

ABT Sportsline owner Christian Abt used his professional motorsports experience to adjust all the componentry to interact perfectly with the power of the AS5-R. The ABT coilover suspension system helps get the power to the road and the ABT braking system, with massive 380 mm discs, provides maximum deceleration even in extreme circumstances. The result is a first-class driving machine as capable for everyday use as it is for road trips, a testament to the engineering capabilities of the ABT design team.

It wouldn’t be an ABT-tuned vehicle without an exterior transformation. GGI offers all the details necessary to take the car from a docile A5 to an AS5-R super coupe. The front spoiler accentuates the ABT grill and the striking section around the fog lights. The inner fender skirt and the gill-shaped air inlets provide contours to the sides of the vehicle. Finally, the ABT rear skirt and 4-tip exhaust add character and show off the business end of the AS5-R. ABT designers recommend their BR alloys in a 20-inch size, which GGI wraps with Yokohama Advan high performance tires.

As with all other ABT products for Audi vehicles, the ABT AS5-R upgrade can be purchased directly through GGI European Tuning and professionally installed at their Miami, Florida or Huntington Beach, California locations, or through one of their dealers.