Not that the standard Audi S3 is anything but a little monster, packing 300 horsepower when it comes out of Ingolstadt. But you argue that it is not exciting enough. There are hot hatches with less power that give you a bigger fizzing sensation. So ABT Sportline stepped in and announced they are going to solve the problem.
And how went about doing that? Simple, they added a good old bout of power. That’s right. They decided the S3 needs even more horses if it’s ever going to make the hair stand on the back of the driver’s neck. So they took the 2.0 TFSI and fiddled with it until the horsepower hand on the dyno machine settled on 370.
With the extra oomph, ABT Audi S3 can now accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds quicker than the standard. That doesn’t sound like much, but that’s difference between winning and losing a drag race.
The tuner can also hook you up with a wide range of ABT alloy wheels available in different sizes from 18 to 20 inch and sport suspension system, but that’s about it for now.