2012 Volkswagen Golf VI GTI "Last Edition" by ABT Sportsline

Now that Volkswagen has released the Golf Mk7 , there’s a good chance that people will just as likely forget about the Golf Mk6 as they would a past-her-prime starlet.

Some folks like giving send-offs, and ABT Sportsline did just that with the Golf GTI Mk6 .

It figures that ABT would have a soft spot for the Golf; after all, it’s been building programs for compact sports car since 1976. With its latest project, called the "Last Edition,” ABT continues that tradition with an extensive aerodynamic and performance program.

The expressive look of the Golf GTI "Last Edition" manifests itself in the deep metallic black paint finish that blends perfectly with the red accents. Add that a slew of aero components and the Golf GTI transforms itself into a true pocket rocket. A new rear spoiler and rear skirt add-on, side skirts, a modified front grill and skirt, and a diagonal 4-pipe exhaust system all make up the aesthetic upgrades. Completing it is a redesigned front lip that combines with the front skirt and the ABT daytime running lights to extract a look of sporty aggression to the Golf GTI.

In terms of performance, the Golf GTI "Last Edition" was treated to a significant power bump courtesy of ABT’s optimized engine management, improving the Golf GTI’s output from 211 horsepower to 260 ponies. If that’s not enough, ABT is also offering their Power S turbocharger that takes the Golf GTI’s output to 310 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

Obviously, an increase of just less than 100 horsepower in a petite 4-pot engine is likely well worth the price of admission – a price that we don’t yet know.


1 comments:

I contest the comment that it’s likely that most people will forget the MkVi generation & it be deemed as "past here prime" as the editor suggests; just cause VW has the ability to renew generations of this great hatch a bit more often than it’s competitors can doesn’t make it any way "antiquated". I just bought a MkVi Golf 3 weeks ago, and owned V Dubs for over a decade, they’re still superior to most, especially in the US, and it was the MkVi generation that brought the "R" line State side, let’s not forget. The MkVi was in no way as "heavy feeling" or wayward as what the MkIV was, & I’m sorry, I’ll take no argument on this one, the MkVi will take any generation Focus hatch to task.....with the added benefit of, unlike the Ford, NOT catching on fire....

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