ABT Sportline has come up with a new upgrade kit for the Audi A8 luxury saloon which they say is inspired by old castles made by Bavarian King Ludwig II. We’re not sure what they’re on about, but the car they’ve made is definitely fit for a king. In fact, they go so far as naming it the King of the Road.
The German tuner might have a point here because this ABT Audi S8 is a superpower in its own right, packing 640 horsepower and nearly 800 Nm of torque. That is a huge improvement over the standard car, which began life with 520 hp and 650 Nm.
To achieve that power they fitted the car with “New Generation” ABT Power module. The details of it are classified, but we reckon it has to do with electronics. A new stales steel ABT sport exhaust system has also been fitted, complete with a four-pipe ABT muffler unit.
ABT Audi S8 is also equipped with adjustable suspension system that is normally 25mm lower than the standard system, and a set of ABT ER-C or DR wheels in size 9.5 x 20 or 9.0 x 21 inches, shod with high performance tires. This is how they upgrade the chassis to cope with the extra power.