The seventh- generation Golf GTI made its official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and it already received its first tuning kit. The package was announced by German tuner, ABT Sportsline, and it features two different upgrade kits and an aerodynamic kit that transforms the car into the coolest GTI you will ever see.
For the engine upgrade, ABT is offering two stages. In stage one, the standard 230 horsepower goes up to 270 horsepower. The tuner is currently developing a stage two that will take the engine’s output up to 310 horsepower - a number more suitable for a sports hatch.
The exterior kit combines the most suitable colors for a sports car: white, red and an aggressive black. The aerodynamic kit includes a new front spoiler and front grille, and new mirror caps and side skirts. For the rear, new skirt inserts and trunk lid attachment, plus a new exhaust system with four end pipes.
Customers will have the possibility to choose between two different wheels, measuring 18 or 19 inches and combined with suspension springs that will lower the car’s ride.
Gallery Volkswagen Golf VII GTI
The Geneva Motor Show will see a lot of spectacular presentations. And Volkswagen has a very sporty one up its sleeve. The company will present the latest version of its Golf VII GTI. “This car is not only brand new, but also very hot“, says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group. For the Bavarian company, the GTI is simply a love affair. After all, it has been successfully involved in its tuning right from the start. No wonder, then, that the ABT designers and engineers have now been working on the seventh generation of this “über-Golf” as well. The result is a car that leaves nothing to be desired and is a real eye-catcher.
Even though it still has to be tested on the road, we know that the ABT Golf VII with its 2.0 TFSI shows a constant 270 hp or 199 kW, up from the serial version’s 220 hp or 162 kW. Currently, ABT Sportsline is working on the second, even more potent stage of expansion, an uprating to as much as 310 hp (228 kW). It goes without saying that soon ABT will also have available a power variant based upon the 230 hp or 169 kW serial version.
Assertive, no doubt: The ABT Golf VII GTI is a perfect car that leaves nothing to be desired. Which it may well show: White, red and an aggressive black signal that this Golf is more than a Golf and more than a GTI, too. Because, yes, it’s an ABT Golf GTI! You could hardly make the VW evergreen more dynamic or sporty: Front spoiler and front grille underline the strong charisma of the ABT Golf GTI, the eye brows its aggressiveness. Mirror caps and side skirts form a sort of attractive connection with the rear, which, in turn, with its rear skirt insert and trunk lid attachment radiates unobtrusive dominance. The four-pipe exhaust system is a typical ABT design element. When you look at the ABT Golf GTI’s rear, you will certainly know where it has been tuned.
The ABT programme for the VW Golf VII GTIis completed by suspension springs that lower the CoG and even increase the serial version’s roadholding capacities. And ABT Sportsline also has available the right sport-type wheels. They recommend the DR and ER-C alloy wheels, whose design underscores the magnificent looksof the Golf VII GTI. The wheels are available in 18 and 19 inches and have an aggressive silverbullet look. “The dynamic color matches our GTI’s sportiness perfectly”, says Hans-Jürgen Abt.