When it comes to the Volkswagen Golf GTI there is no such thing as too much power, and where the automaker ended their development cycle, the aftermarket manufacturers and DTM racers from ABT Sports line got their hands on a new Golf VI GTI.

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI by ABT Sportsline
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ABT is offering two levels of power upgrade to take the 2.0 Liter TSI power plant from 210 HP up to 260 HP with a reprogrammed ECU or even 300 HP with a new turbocharger that allows the hot hatch to sprint to 60 MPH in just 6 seconds. Besides the upgrades to the dirty side of the vehicle, ABT is also offering an aerodynamic kit that makes the GTI an even more aggressive looking machine with new front and rear bumpers complete with a lower front lip and a new grill, there are also a pair of side skirts that bring the entire body closer to the ground. Out back are the signature quad tipped over under style exhaust poking out the back end.

So don’t settle for what the factory gave you, use the aftermarket to upgrade and personalize your ride. If the manufacturer didn’t give you enough grunt there is a company somewhere that is working on solving that problem for you. So remember, a few tasteful well thought out additions can take a car from being an object and turn it into a piece of you.


Source: ABT

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  (5) posted on 07.10.2009

A stock MKV and MKVI GTI does 0-60 in 6.1. There is no reason why, by adding either 50hp or 90hp, that it wouldn’t be faster. I have seen Stage 1 MKV GTI’s with 250hp do 0-60 in 5.7. This car, with 260hp should be able run 5.6 and with 300hp should be able to run 5.3 or so.

MazdaSpeed3 with 268hp does 0-60 in 5.6. Just for reference. Cobalt SS with 260hp does 5.5.

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