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abt chooses the perfect specialist in your area
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installation at our headquarter or at a car dealer in your area

Green light for Golf VIII programme

With the Golf VIII, Volkswagen promises an entirely new digital experience – but the new model also scores with its classic virtues. The handling and driving experience are first-class and the direct steering in particular lends a sporty feel. Now, we present the first matching tuning products. Ever since the first options for the Golf 1 during the 1970s, we have accompanied every generation of Golf with a comprehensive programme. Both then and now, lowering is essential to create a sporty appearance. ABT suspension springs reduce the chassis clearance of the Golf VIII all round by between 25 and 30 mm, depending upon engine and specification. By doing this, not only is the handling improved, but the Golf also takes on a significantly more sporty appearance. The set is also suitable for cars with adaptive chassis control (DCC).

Lowering also creates the perfect opportunity to showcase the range of ABT alloy wheels. As such, the first three available designs come into their own in the wheel arches. The silver ABT ER-C is available in 18 or 19-inch sizes with tyre options of 225/40 R18 or 225/35 R19. The elegant designed FR-C rim features an impressive, diamond-machined wheel body in mystic black. The distinctive wheel for the Golf VIII is available in 20-inch exclusively and with the option of 235/30 R20 tyres. The same sizes apply to the especially dynamic ABT Sport GR with its diamond-machined, matt black finish.

In addition to the lowering and the sports rims, ABT Sportsline also offers something for the engine of the Golf. Due to the performance increase developed by our engineers, the power offered by the 1.5 liter TSI increases from 150 hp (110 kW) and 250 Nm to 190 hp (140kW) and 290 Nm.

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Pole Position Ready? Golf VII GTI TCR on the grid with 340 hp and 430 Nm


From the racetrack to the road: Few vehicles encapsulate our motto as well as the recently refined Golf GTI TCR. Upon request, the special model inspired by VW’s touring car racing receives an ABT Power performance upgrade that makes it almost equal to the corresponding TCR racing car. By employing the high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control (AEC), performance is boosted from 290 hp (213 kW) to a hefty 340 hp (250 kW). Equally impressive is the 50 Nm torque increase which means it now delivers 430 Nm. The increased engine power is also reflected in the even better driving performance: From a standing start, maximum road speed is now reached in 5.4 rather than 5.6 seconds and the new top speed is 164.6 mph.

If you dare to venture onto the racetrack, you will be impressed by the lateral dynamics of the most powerful GTI. Roadholding is improved by ABT suspension springs as well as ABT coilover sports suspension. The finishing touch is provided by the ABT sports anti-roll bar which can be combined with the standard suspension to reliably remove any roll-risk.

You can also stand out from the crowd visually, and not merely due to a discreet lowering. A wide range of alloy wheels is available from ABT Sportsline. Particularly eye-catching is the ABT GR in glossy black with a diamond-machined rim (as on the pictured vehicle). Their 20-inch diameter makes them an attractive alternative to the corresponding factory options.


Athletics and elegance combined in functionality

The first Golf GTI already wiped its mostly much stronger opponents off the fast lane by the dozen. The current Golf VII R is even more successful at that, after being endowed by ABT with 370 HP (272 kW) instead of the standard 310 HP (228 kW). The ABT Engine Control (AEC) also increases the maximum torque from 400 to 480 Nm. With optional ABT suspension springs or ABT height adjustable suspension springs and ABT sports stabilizers, the compact rocket corners beautifully even in hairpin bends. Black chrome-plated ABT tail pipes and attractive ABT alloy wheels in the designs DR and ER-C are easy on the eye. ABT side skirts and a tail gate add on designed as a diffuser are also part of the visual power display, even for the Golf VII.

ABT Golf GTI Clubsport S

With 310 HP / 228 kW and 380 Nm torque the Clubsport S is almost three times as powerful as the original GTI from the 70s. On the contrary, it clearly excels with its agility and finely calibrated handling. You want proof? In autumn 2016, this Wolfsburger grabbed the title for the fastest front-wheel drive on the Nordschleife. Although worthy opponents are in short supply right now, it is quite easy to surpass existing performance. Support can be found in the Allgäu, where ABT POWER, has enabled increased performance with a specially developed control unit and matching software. The result after optimization: 370 HP / 272 kW and 460 Nm torque. Additionally, ABT also offers an increase for the normal Golf GTI Clubsport. 265 HP / 195 kW and 350 Nm is not always easy for the establishment, but to achieve real sports car exhilaration you just have to run that extra mile. The 340 HP / 250 kW and 430 Nm even surpass the standard Clubsport S. And if that still isn’t enough: The standard boost function remains, which quickly releases even more power. Both cars are already well equipped regarding the suspension technology. For an even sharper appearance and that little extra driving pleasure, ABT Sportsline has conjured up new suspension springs and sports anti-roll bars. And in order to make sure that this is no ordinary GTI Clubsport S, the vehicle can further be enhanced with a new front grille, headlight covers, mirror caps and a tailgate attachment.

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ABT creates one-offs



ABT’s specialist production facility for customised automobiles brings dream cars back down to tarmaced earth. Let your imagination run free and we’ll put them in motion.

We turn your personal desires into reality, right down to the final detail, and create unique one-offs in the process – employing select materials, technical sophistication and, of course, real craftsmanship.

You can find more information at www.abt-sportsline.de. If you have already decided which hand-built ABT you want, simply contact us directly – by email or phone.

10 reasons for ABT
What makes ABT special

1. A reliable partner for 120 years, exclusive for VW and AUDI

2. Safety and a qualified partner of the VW Group

3. Unique ABT warranty

4. Top quality thanks to motorsport experience

5. Sophisticated ABT technology

6. Individual development and adjustment

7. Engine protection

8. A better performance with no extra fuel consumption

9. A widespread portfolio of car especially for AUDI and VW

10. The world‘s largest tuner with a unique customer service

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