Who, when looking at these numbers, would still dare to say that golf was no real sport? ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of the Volkswagen Group’s brands, with its ABT Power New Generation has uprated the VII R from 300 hp (221 kW) to no less than 370 hp (272 kW), which is 23 percent more. And the maximum torque has been upped from 380 to 460 Nm. If you swing your club here at a red light, you will reach 100 kph in 4.5 seconds (serial version: 5.1 seconds). While the standard model’s top speed is 250 kph fast, the ABT’s is 265.
ABT Power New Generation 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 an elitist 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 wheels complete the “golf set”. And after a visit to the ABT Driving Range this king of the compact class is still roadworthy – you can well do without another caddy.
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