ABT and Continental. For ABT, it has always been about horsepower
Originally founded back in 1896 as a farrier's shop, today the family company based in Kempten (Germany) and run by Hans-Jürgen Abt stands for high-performance vehicle customization. The company from the Allgäu region is a global leader in the tuning of Audi, VW, Seat, and Škoda vehicles. With many years of experience in elite motorsports, ABT offers the perfect blend of power and stability for long-lasting driving thrills. In the process, the company's top priority is to get the best out of every vehicle – whether optimizing engine management systems and getting more power from the ABT Engine Control, or by adding body styling packages, sports wheels, and exhaust systems to give vehicles a more sporty and dynamic appearance.
Performance at the limit, with a constant eye on driving fun
ABT is one of the most successful motorsports teams in Germany. Numerous victories and championships underline the motorsports know-how gained by the company. This expertise enables ABT to deliver dynamic driving fun and has firmly established the company on Germany's roads.
Sports cars of today are already reaching the limits of what is technically possible. ABT is all about optimization and performance, as well as delivering sporty driving fun – one example being the ABT R8 5.2 FSI (with a power output of 600 HP), which brings power and poise to the road
State-of-the-art technological progress
Both companies work closely together in the development and testing of tires to ensure that they are best adapted to the requirements of the relevant vehicle characteristics.
The engineers and technicians at ABT and Continental constantly share their expertise so that they can jointly continue to perfect the tire properties – be it braking on a wet surface, cornering characteristics, or precision and agility when operating close to their limits. For example, an ABT RS3 (470 HP) is capable of reaching its top speed of 285 km/h only with Conti SportContact 5P tires.
Successes in the past, visions for the future
Thanks to the shared efforts and continuous exchange of knowledge and information that has been in place between ABT and Continental for many years, the tire characteristics for high-performance vehicles are constantly being refined and fine-tuned.
This cooperation has resulted in perfectly matched performance tires for vehicles in all vehicle classes and for all applications.