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ABT-Sportsline Gives Audi's TT-RS 500 Hp, 181 MPH Top Speed

To regular gearheads, a two-doorcoupeboasting 340 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and a 0 to 60 mph sprint of less than 5 secondsisquite impressive.Such isn't the case if you're an engineer at ABT-Sportsline.

Leave it to the craftspeople in Kempton, Germany to create a meaner, more potent Audi TT-RS that provides over 500-force fed German ponies (501 to be exact) via a new ABT Power S kit. Though what exact parts make up the kit are a mystery (same can be said of the revised torque figures), ABT engineers claim their beefed-up machine can hit 62 mph in 4.0 seconds flat before maxing out at 181 mph.

Too fast for you? Not to fret: ABT makes a more civilized packaged called ABT Power which ups power to 420 horsepower. Top speed, as a result, is a "mere" 175 mph, while the all-out sprint to 62 mph takes an estimated 4.3 seconds.

So far, ABT's TT-RS coupe can be had with minimal aesthetic upgrades like the pictured 20-inch BR and CR wheels. There's also a 19-inch CR Superlight setup that buyers can option, too.

Pricing hasn't been announced, but we're sure it's not cheap. Now, if we could only get our mitts on a TT-RS this side of the Atlantic...

Source: ABT-Sportsline