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ABT R8 LMS debuts on Singapore’s Orchard Road!


Singapore, 24 April 2011 – Autovox, the exclusive South East Asia distributor of world renowned Volkswagen and Audi tuner ABT Sportsline, is pleased to showcase the sensational ABT R8 LMS race car along Orchard Road, on the stretch between ION Orchard and the Heeren. Asian favourite F1 driver, Alex Yoong will be driving the ABT R8 LMS hard and loud on the stretch of road specially cordoned off for this adrenaline-fuelled event. Expect doughnuts, smoke-outs and the smell of rubber burning on tarmac!


ABT Sportsline of Germany is the world’s largest tuner of Audi and Volkswagen automobiles. Constant improvement, setting new goals and winning – this is ABT’s motivation, both on the race track and in the development of intelligent tuning components for street use. The ABT philosophy is not just an empty theory, but the result of decades spent in the highly demanding school of international motorsport. This unique proficiency and experience in addition to intensive cooperation with the technological leaders, Audi and Volkswagen is what keeps ABT and its customers upwardly mobile.


The ABT R8 LMS was built by ABT for the purpose of motorsport participation at the highest level. This championship race car has produced many interesting results which have enabled ABT to transfer race technology to improving the ABT street cars.


For example, the stock Audi R8 develops 525hp from its 5.2 litre FSI V10 engine. With ABT tuning, the street legal ABT R8 GTR now weighs 110 kilograms less, and develops 620hp from the same engine. It can reach 0 to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds, to 200km/h in 9.9 seconds, and tops out at 325km/h.


To get ABT close personal with the ABT R8 LMS, the car will on be display at the Red Bull VIP hospitality stand from 22nd to 23rd Friday and Saturday before the actual run on Sunday.


In addition to this first ever ABT street event, Red Bull will also be featuring their F1 car driven by the formidable David Coultard.


So don’t miss out on this exciting event on Sunday the 24th of April, at 2pm.


This is proudly brought to you by Autovox, in collaboration with ABT Asia LLP and strong support from our sponsors.



Cheryl Tay

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Singapore’s only female full-time motoring and motorsports photojournalist. Independent automotive consultant and prominent local motorsports personality Cheryl Tay is uniquely passionate about all things cars and motorsports. She also has a strong passion to share her interest and knowledge, hence having a dream to become the ‘Oprah Winfrey of cars and motorsports’ and create a multimedia platform for her sharing. - A female in a male-dominated world, Cheryl Tay is Singapore’s only female full-time motoring journalist and motorsports blogger and she regularly writes for prominent titles in Singapore, Asia and internationally. (See full list of titles that Cheryl Tay writes for here.)

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