The German tuner has uprated the Golf R
to a performance level on par with the extreme
Golf R 400 Concept. The Golf R
from ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of the Volkswagen Group's
brands, has no less than 394 hp (294 kW), which is 31 percent more than the
series model. The maximum torque has been upped to 354 lb-ft (480 Nm).
From a standing start, the hatchback will reach 60 mph in 4.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 163 mph (265 km/h).
"To top our previous uprating to 370 hp, we have not only optimized the ABT Engine Control software but also installed a sport-type catalytic converter," says CEO Hans-Jurgen Abt.
The German tuner calls its engine electronics kit the "Power S New Generation" and it consists of a specially developed control unit with its own software. The ABT Engine Control is the ideal solution of the latest generation's engines and was tested on the company's own roller test bench and on the road. Fuel consumption is, incidentally, the same as in the standard model.
ABT also lends its Golf VII a more aggressive look. The body kit that is in the pipeline shows a convincing interplay of lacquered and matt surfaces. The ABT front grille, front spoiler with an integrated blade, head light covers, mirror caps, side skirt add-ons, a rear wing, tail gate and rear skirt add-on and the matching, dark ER-C 20-inch wheels complete the exterior look.