ABT R8 GT R police car

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Tune IT! Safe! magazine has presented an Audi R8 police car at this year’s Essen Motor Show.

Now in its seventh year, the “Tune it! Safe!” campaign is committed to safe and reputable car tuning, and is fully supported by car clubs and tuning companies as well as the Federal Ministry of Transport. And if a standard Audi R8 wasn’t enough to grab the show-goers’ attention, Kempten-based tuning specialist, ABT Sportsline and Hankook Tyres joined forces to create this special ABT R8 GT R model.

Originally limited to just 25 road-going units, ABT built this R8 GT R purely as a show car. Based on the 5.2 L V10 R8, not only is the GT R 100 kilos lighter that its factory counterpart but, thanks to the ABT Power Kit, it now develops 456 kW (620 hp) rather than the usual 386 kW (525 hp). That’s equates to a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of just 3.2 seconds, 200 km/h in 9.9 s and a cool 325 km/h (202 mph) top speed.

The police car livery was supplied and applied by Foliatec, while that roof-mounted RTK 7 LED light bar is from Hella.

Be careful to watch your speed when you’re pulling away from Essen this weekend, in your Lupo.

[Source: Tune it! Safe!]



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