Abt Sportsline joined the ranks of the number of tuning houses who made their presences felt at the Geneva Motor Show with their new offering: a tuning package for the new Volkswagen Golf R.
And as with most of Abt Sportsline’s works-of-art, the tuned up Volkswagen Golf sure does live up to that ’R’ (racing) label attached to it after the tuner spiked up the Golf’s engine to deliver 310 horsepower with a 0-60 sprint time in 5.2 seconds. The Golf R’s top speed was also raised to 162 mph.
Overall, Abt Sportsline’s tuning package for the Golf R comes with a new front skirt, daytime running lights, front lip spoiler and a choice between 18-inch or 19-inch wheels.
Press release after the jump.
When ABT Sportsline deals with the VW Golf, the result is traditionally a compact super sports car. This is because the world’s largest tuner of vehicles from the Volkswagen group has given all generations of the successful Wolfsburg car an optical and technical boost. The current super Golf answers to the letter R, which announces the most important characteristics of the car: the "R" stands for "racing" - it transports the experience of ABT, which has recently defended its DTM title and won the ADAC GT Masters. Instead of the series-standard 270HP (199 kW) the engine now offers a dynamic 310HP (228 kW). With a high-speed of 261 km/h the ABT R20 is especially fast - and it is also capable of quick acceleration: it sprints from a standstill to a speed of 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.
“The compact car is really good fun, particularly on corners”, states Hans-Juergen Abt. For the General Manager of ABT Sportsline each Golf is a challenge which he and his team are happy to confront: “VW gave the Golf dynamism when it was in the cradle - it defines sportiness in its class. And the Golf R is the champion of fast Golfs.” Optically, some interesting details provide the vehicle with a particularly self-confident appearance: the ABT Daytime running lights, front apron and front lip make the Bavarian car seem even more powerful and perfectly harmonise with the new CR alloy. The especially light design wheel looks exceptional on the ABT Golf R, particularly in 19 inch. Fitting high-performance tyres are, of course, also available, meaning that nothing stands in the way of the especially agile shape of the Golf sport. The newcomer to the Golf family is, of course, absolutely suitable for everyday driving and is good-natured and not touchy in heavy traffic. But look out when it let’s loose...
The new ABT Golf R – data and facts
ABT ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
- Engine: 2.0 TSI, 1984 ccm capacity
- Performance tuning: ABT Power
- Performance: 310 HP/228 kW (standard: 199 HP/270 kW)
- ABT AERODYNAMICS
- ABT front skirt
- ABT OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS
- ABT daytime running light
- ABT front lip spoiler
- ABT WHEEL TECHNOLOGY
- ABT BR wheel in 18 and 19 inches
- ABT CR wheel in 18 and 19 inches
- Available also as complete set of wheels with sports tyres