At the beginning of the year BTG Kempten was assigned with a job, which was rather unusual, even by BTG standards:
For presentation purposes, an Audi R8 - which the noble tuner ABT Sportsline especially custom-made to meet with US-Standards - was shipped by sea freight to the newly established branch of the sports car manufacturer in California.
The car itself was a visually perfectly tuned R8 5.2 FSI V10 Plus with ultra-powerful 550 hp.
What made this assignment different was that in addition to the transport and the import customs clearance, the vehicle also had to be approved for licensing in the United States, which was no easy task. With expertise and dedication the BTG team was able to demonstrate its strengths by eliminating any difficulties they encountered.
In the run-up, for example, the vehicle already caused a tremendous stir with the US authorities. After weeks of planning and time-consuming examination of all formalities and regulations, including those of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the DMV (Dept. of Motor Vehicle), things finally got underway. First of all the super sports car had to be stowed and secured in a customized 20’ box container. Thanks to strong nerves combined with the necessary skills and experience of the racing professionals from ABT, this challenge of centimeter-exact loading was also mastered.
Thanks to the extraordinary commitment of our staff, which went far beyond the normal forwarding framework and through good preparation - coupled with the strong contributions from our partner – and in cooperation with our client, numerous obstacles were overcome in advance. This led to the transport being carried out smoothly and the dream car was imported, licensed and reliably delivered on-time and of course in perfect condition.
In the meantime, this wonderful vehicle has been exhibited at the AUDI USA showroom in Beverly Hills and in next to no time achieved 2,700 “likes” on the ABT America Facebook page.
We would like to say „thank you“ to ABT Sportsline in Kempten for the trust they placed in us and we hope to continue our status as transport expert in their team.
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