Dave Anderson/ABD Racing
Of all the kids that came to play, ABD Racing's S4 spent the least amount of time in the nurse's office. While other contestants were busy removing seats, adjusting suspensions or fixing broken bits, Dave's S4 sat under a tent, untouched and all alone, its air conditioning set at full blast.
Built over a 3-week period, the ABD car includes proven hardware from AWE with GIAC coaching to guide the muscles. The body appears largely stock, save a Kamei grille and Euro-spec lights. BBS Champion wheels do most of the smack-talking on cruise night. Dave Royce, Eibach Springs' chief development driver, helped ABD set up this car's suspension and drove it on the road course. Royce said his objectives for the car were good balance, with safe, predictable behavior near the limits. Perhaps our only gripe was with the lack of side bolstering in the stock S4 seats. The car was fast, and produced enough cornering grip to leave the driver slipping from side to side.
"We built this Audi to be a fast and reliable daily driver," said Anderson.Mission accomplished.
2000 Audi S4
K&N air filter, RS4 turbos, injectors, upper and lower intake tubes, AWE MAF housing, 3-in. downpipes w/high-flow cats, AWE driveline stabilizer, Supersprint cat-back exhaust, 996 TT bypass valves
Engine Management Modifications
Hitachi MAF upgrade, GIAC tuning
Front: Eibach springs, dampers and anti-roll bar
Rear: Eibach springs and dampers
18x8-in. BBS Champion
225/40-18 Toyo Proxes RA-1