ABT announces potent tune for Audi S1 Sportback

After a bit more performance from your Audi S1 Sportback? ABT Sportsline, the German Audi tuning specialist, has come up with a neat little package that might be right down your alley.

ABT Audi S1 Sportback-road

The Audi S1 was launched overseas earlier this year. It’s the performance variant of the Audi A1, coming equipped with various ‘S’-themed components from factory, including a 2.0-litre TFSI turbo engine producing 170kW.

ABT has developed a tune that takes engine power up to a much more serious 228kW and 440Nm. Considering the standard car is able to dust off 0-100km/h in 5.8 seconds, this amount of power should see that time tumble below 5.0 seconds.

ABT Audi S1 Sportback-rear

Aside from the performance kit, which consists of a POWER New Generation engine computer tune, ABT also offers a range of cosmetic and handling enhancements, including bespoke springs that lower the ride height by 30mm.

There’s also some 18-inch DR-Design or Z5-Design alloy wheels, wrapped in 225/50 tyres, as well as some fender inserts to give it a more muscular look.

The complete kit is also available for the S1 three-door variant, which uses the same fundamentals.

Prices for the Audi S1 in Australia are yet to be announced. It will arrive during the third quarter of 2014.