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 |  Oct 18 2010, 4:57 PM

ABT Sportsline has teamed up with their North American Distributor, GGI European Tuning, to release 25 limited edition Audi R8 GT R‘s to the public. The official North American debut will take place at this year’s SEMA Show. The popular Volkswagen and Audi tuner, ABT Sportsline, has taken the 5.2L FSI R8 to a whole new level, pushing horsepower from the factory 525-hp to an astonishing 620-hp in their GT R variant.

It sports a top speed of 202 mph with a 0-62 mph acceleration in a mere 3.2 seconds. It’s not all about horsepower and engine performance however. ABT tosses in their Sports suspension package with fully adjustable dampers specifically developed for the R8 GT R. They have also modified the ceramic brake system with new brake pads to enhance braking performance. All four corners have been outfitted with new ABT CR wheels and at the rear is a lightweight exhaust featuring ABT’s Titanium special coating. All this combines to a curb weight that is 220 lbs less than the factory model.

AutoGuide will be on hand to deliver full coverage of the 2010 SEMA Show and all of ABT’s cars starting November 2nd. Until then, check out our complete SEMA Preview here.

GALLERY: ABT Audi R8 GT R Debut in Geneva

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GALLERY: ABT Audi R8 GT R

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  • GGI European Tuning

    Good morning, Mr.Siu, all this is correct, extreme power, performance and style,a motor sport champion of the road… to learn more and GGI presence please visit http://www.ggiatsema.com for details.. Good article as always.. Hope to see you there!!!