ABT takes Audi Q8 50 TDI to 330bhp and provides new bodykit
Based mostly on the £65,000 diesel Audi Q8 50, ABT has utilized an ECU tune to the mannequin, taking energy from 282bhp and 442lb ft of torque, to 325bhp and 479lb ft – an additional 43bhp and 37lb ft over normal.
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Additionally fitted to the ABT-fettled mannequin is a brand new management unit for the suspension, permitting for digital reducing of the usual air suspension. The model’s ‘aero package deal’ additionally provides a brand new, extra aggressive entrance skirt, rear diffuser, rear spoiler (sure, on a Q8), and the elimination of chrome badging across the automobile for black elements. ABT wheels of 22 and 23 inches can be found in both matte black, a diamond-cut end or gloss black with a cultured rim flange.
Modifications don’t cease there, with the inside receiving loads of carbonfibre additions, a brand new gear selector cowl, seat covers, a brand new metallic start-stop button and a puddle projection gentle displaying ABT branding.
Efficiency numbers with the reasonable enhance in energy in thoughts haven’t been quoted, however anticipate to see a slight enchancment on the usual 6.3sec to 62mph and 144mph prime pace figures. Though it’s actually no Urus in 50 TDI kind, once we obtained behind the wheel final yr we had been impressed by its consolation and refinement and agility contemplating its dimension.
Should you’d like to face out and simply can’t watch for the reveal of the SQ8, maybe the ABT Audi Q8 50 is the automobile for you. Pricing hasn’t been offered.