Thursday 5 November 2009


Listers Volkswagen dealerships, are inviting motorsport fans to join in its celebrations to mark the launch of its partnership with ABT Sportsline, UK suppliers of ABT performance products and sponsors of the winning DTM motor racing team.

The high octane activity at Listers Volkswagen will roar into action at its Stratford-upon-Avon site on Western Road on Saturday 14th November.

ABT Sportsline GmbH is renowned as the reigning champions of the DTM racing, Europe‘s most popular touring car race series. Fresh from their 2009 victory, the DTM racing team technicians will bring a selection of DTM race performance cars.

Throughout the day fans will be able to get a ‘behind the scene tour’ of the 2009 ABT DTM race truck and rally cars, navigate an ABT Scirocco around an obstacle course in the fastest time and get technical advice from the ABT race team in the ‘car clinic’.

An exclusive talk by former team principal of ABT, Thomas Biermaier, will keep fans entertained in addition to the display of ABT performance products.

Motoring enthusiasts will have the chance of winning a VIP trip to the ABT factory in Bavaria and a two day VIP package for two at a 2010 DTM racing event.

Through its partnership with ABT Sportsline, Listers will supply ABT performance products on all models including; sport wheels, aerodynamic body kits, suspension and exhaust technology and interior enhancements, all without effecting the manufacturer’s warranty.

Phil Smart, brand manager of Listers Coventry said: “This is a very exciting time for Listers and our customers and we are looking forward to working with such a prestige and highly regarded performance brand as ABT Sportsline.

“We will now provide a dedicated team of specialists for technical advice and support on the entire ABT performance range allowing drivers the opportunity to unleash their car’s true potential in complete confidence.”

ABT Sportsline GmbH is the reigning champion of the DTM racing, Europe‘s most popular touring car race series. Its strong links with the Volkswagen Audi Group has set trends in both technology and design with the brand for over 40 years.

Spaces to Listers’ launch event are limited and it is requested you contact Listers Stratford to reserve your place on 01789 294477.

For further information on the ABT performance products at Listers Volkswagen and Audi visit

For further information contact Sue Foster on 01902 714957 or

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