ABT Raises the Audi S3′s Performance Bar with 365HP Version

Mercedes has rightfully earned the bragging rights for the most potent series production hot hatch with the 355hp (360PS) A45 AMG, but if numbers are of concern, you can always drop some cash to tuners and get your ride up to spec.

ABT Sportsline has released a performance package for the Audi S3 that starts off with a kit boosting output of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit from 296hp (300PS) to 365hp (370PS) and peak torque from 380Nm to 460Nm.

With this newly found power, ABT’s S3 cuts an impressive 0.5 seconds off the standard 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint, dropping the run time from 5.1 seconds to 4.6 seconds, while along with the removal of the top speed limiter, the hatch can now reach 265km/h (164mph).

Available accessories and parts include fender inserts and a choice of alloy wheels, the largest of which is 20-inches in diameter shod in tires size 235/30 R20.


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