One of a kind.
ABT Sportsline is no stranger to the Audi A3 model range, and their top dog has been tuned and tailored quite a few times. The ABT Audi RS3 450 Individual shown at the Essen Motor Show is a unique, customized model that showcases the ability for the German company to make a truly special vehicle that suits any customer’s wishes.
The turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five cylinder engine benefits from the ABT Power S upgrade package that includes a new ABT Engine Control unit to boost power. The upgrade kit allows the ABT RS3 450 Individual to produce a healthy 450 horsepower and 406 lb-ft. of torque going to all four wheels. As an option, customers can also choose to have a larger intercooler installed as well as a sports exhaust system with quad 102 mm black chrome tailpipes announcing its higher output.
Handling that power on the ABT RS3 450 Individual are a set of in-house ER-F forged wheels measuring 19 inches at the front and rear axles. The satin black-finished wheels keep weight to a minimum for better overall performance and wear 235/35 ZR19 Continental high-performance tires for better grip. To complete the athletic fitment, new suspension springs lower the ride height by 30 mm up front and 25 mm at the rear.
Visually, the ABT RS3 450 Individual wears a slick matte red body with a special pearlescent finish while the rear features a contrasting black color. The Audi RS3 already wears a great deal of aerodynamic body work in stock form, so ABT Sportsline added a new set of fender vents to keep things fresh.
Inside, the ABT RS3 450 Individual features a full black alcantara interior covering everything from the doors to the dashboard and footwells. New carbon-look components and silver stitching add some contrast and a high-end, custom-tailored feel.
The new ABT Sportsline Audi RS3 450 is currently available. Customers that want to create a truly special vehicle can opt for the ABT Individual program that will custom-tailor the vehicle to the customer’s wishes.
ABT RS3 450 Individual Specifications
Displacement: 2.5 liters
Number of Cylinders: Inline-five
Maximum Horsepower: 450 / 331 kW
Maximum Torque: 405.6 lb-ft. / 550 Nm
-ABT Power S
-Optional larger intercooler
-Optional 102 mm quad sport exhaust with black chrome tips
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: ABT ER-F Forged
Wheel Diameter: 19 inches
Tire Size: 235/35 ZR19
Suspension: Sport springs, 30 mm front/25 mm rear lower
-Matte Red Pearlescent wrap with black rear
-Alcantara trim with silver stitching
-Silver stitching on seats, door beads, trims, center console, etc.
ABT RS3 450 Individual Gallery
Source: ABT Sportsline