There’s a reason why ABT Sportsline is one of our favorite auto tuners in the world. The German company knows how to make programs that improve the cars they work on without going overboard with the modifications. It takes a specific set of skills to do that and ABT has it down path. Its new program for the Volkswagen Scirocco is living proof of that.
The two-fold modification is made up of an extensive aero kit and an impressive performance bump that breathes new life to the Scirocco. That’s not an easy thing to pull off and yet ABT Sportsline does with the ease of a tuner that knows what it’s doing.
Other tuners may promise the same things and yet fail to live up to all the expectations they set. That’s never been the case with ABT Sportsline. Over the years, it’s produced one impressive program after another. And as long as it can build kits like this for the Volkswagen Scirocco, there’s no reason for us to start doubting their tuning capabilities.
Not that we ever did because if we haven’t said it enough, we’ll say it again.
We’re big fans of ABT Sportsline and our fandom has never wavered.
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Volkswagen Scirocco By ABT Sportsline in detail
Even the rear section of the Scirocco was given the full ABT treatment.
A dynamic front skirt livens up the front end of the sports hatch while new side skirts gives it a cosmetic and aerodynamic balance, conveying an appearance of sportiness. Even the rear section of the Scirocco was given the full ABT treatment. The carbon-look rear panel is a particularly nice aesthetic touch whereas the aggressive rear skirt makes room for a massive four-pipe rear muffler.
Real power is what defines an ABT Sportsline program.
Real power is what defines an ABT Sportsline program. In this case, the German tuner put the work to ensure that the Scirocco has pure ABT blood running through its veins. The company’s new ABT Power "New Generation" system drives up the Scirocco’s horsepower output to as high as 310 ponies from the standard 207-horsepower output of the 2.0 TSI engine. Even the 1.4 TSI and the 2.0 TDI engine variants also have their own upgrades, allowing for improvements to 210 horsepower and 195 horsepower, respectively. Those are impressive bumps from the 157-horsepower and 136-horsepower output numbers of both engines.
A new set of wheels are proverbial cherry on top of ABT Sportsline’s new program for the Scirocco. In this case, the company has 20-inch Gun-Metal ABT DR wheels to offer to customers with other colors and sizes also available.
It’s now the 3rd generation of the Scirocco clan. And this sports-type coupé has always got along very well with the ABT Sportsline family, always generous in terms of performance and styling. On the occasion of this Volkswagen icon’s 40th birthday, ABT’s racks are full with exclusive upgrades. “For instance, we have real power in our portfolio,” says Hans-Jürgen ABT, the CEO of the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group: “Drivers of the original Scirocco, with its fascinating Giugiaro silhouette, could only dream of an engine with 310 hp / 228 kW. Today we can make this dream come true in this make’s latest series. Even Volkswagen’s own R model can’t.“
The strongest ABT-Scirocco’s basis is the 2.0 TSI with serial 210 hp / 154 kW. But ABT also makes the 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TDI more sporty. With the ABT Power “New Generation“ and its own control unit the small turbo petrol engine can be uprated, depending on the variant, to up to 210 hp / 154 kW, the diesel engine to up to 195 hp / 140 kW and 390 Nm. Optional ABT suspension springs and the ABT height adjustable suspension kit also make for more fun, while the ABT brake system optimises the deceleration potential.
“In visual terms we also make the Scirocco more assertive, of course. That has always been the case,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt. The extensive aero kit for the current model first and foremost consists of high-quality PUR-RIM, the material OEMs also trust. The dynamic silhouette starts with the aggressive front skirt add on, continues with the side skirts and ends in the excitingly designed rear part, where ABT uses a striking wing, a carbon-look rear panel and a dynamic rear skirt add on which accommodates a 4-pipe rear muffler. This demonstrates why the Scirocco was named after a hot desert wind whenever you are pushing the pedal to the metal.
All that remains to complete your happiness are the right alloy wheels, as in the photo car. Alternatively to these 20’’ Gun-Metal ABT DR, you can also opt for the ER-C and CR plus various colours and sizes. There is certainly something for every Scirocco fan to celebrate the series’ anniversary with either a large or a small present for himself or herself.