With its “ABT Power“ performance upgrades, based upon a specially developed control unit, the Polo R shows up to 290 hp / 213 kW (serial version 2.0 TSI: 220 hp / 162 kW) and a torque of 420 Nm max. And even with the 1.8 TSI you will leave a good impression: ABT Sportsline turns serial 192 hp / 141 kW and 320 Nm into 230 hp / 169 kW and 360 Nm. In order to achieve top cornering characteristics, ABT has installed the best sport-type springs, lowering the front and rear axle by 35 mm.
But no matter how much power the car shows, by comparison with the 70s, when even many 911 still featured steel wheels, today stylish alloy wheels are a must. To stand out from the 13’’ serial wheels with small tyres of the original Polo, ABT Sportsline now sells nothing but 18’’ with 215/35 R18 tyres, either with ER-C wheels as shown in the picture or DR, with some also in different colours. Otherwise, the Polo is also stylishly decorated, e.g. with a carbon-look rear attachment above the third braking light and the cool rear skirt set, also in carbon-look. And there is the mighty exhaust system with its two mid pipes. Exclusively available for the three-door model is the bicoloured carbon wrap set.
Nor would a polo driver in 1975 have recognised the latest luxury variant’s inside as a Polo interior. Door panels made of cardboard are as much a thing of the past as are the wretched choke or open trays.