For last year’s show, ABT as the worldwide leading tuner for cars from Audi and VW, and Vossen Wheels as the trendsetting wheel brand in the industry, teamed up to create a very special and strictly limited Audi Q7. Now, it’s all about the current generation of the SQ5. The SUV will be presented at Vossen Wheels’ exclusive event at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The basic package of the ABT aerodynamic kit comes with a front skirt design similar to what ABT offers for the Q7, door strip attachments and a distinctive rear skirt set, which also includes a rear muffler. The new exhaust with black chrome (Q5) or carbon fiber (SQ5) tailpipes gives a great impression acoustically and visually. However, the German company has another ace up its sleeve: the ABT Widebody kit with fender flares. Optionally, SQ5 and Q5 owners can order an ABT rear wing. The SUV rolls on stunning Vossen Hybrid Forged HF-3 wheels, finished in Tinted Gloss Black, measuring 22 x 10.5 inches front and back. Also available is the ABT power upgrade increasing the output from 354 HP (260 kW) to 425 HP (313 kW) and from 500 Nm to 550 Nm of torque, provided by a separate engine control unit.
SEMA 2018 will also feature one of the just 50 worldwide units of the ABT RS5-R at the booth from partner Thule. The unique RS5-R in Matt Nardo-Grey has been built and provided by ABT partner Landmark Motors. While the factory RS5 runs off the production line with 19 inch wheels, ABT outfits the coupé with its glossy black GR 21 inch rims. The athletically styled wheels feature a strongly concave rim base. Carbon fiber exterior parts like the ABT front lip, front flics and a front grille frame with RS5-R logo make for a more dynamic front. On the side of the car, carbon fiber side blades and wheel arch vents with carbon fiber fins accentuate the contours of the sports coupe. The carbon fiber upgrades continue at the rear with a rear skirt insert and trunk spoiler. Four 102 mm wide carbon fiber exhaust bezels top off the ABT muffler system that amplifies the charismatic sound from the V6 engine. Thanks to the separate ABT ECU, the performance increases from 450 HP (331 kW) to 510 HP (375 kW). At the same time, the maximum torque is increased from 600 Nm to 680 Nm. ABT is also taking care of optimizing the driving dynamics of the RS5 with new height adjustable suspension springs and anti-roll bars. A full coilover suspension system is also available.