Golf R for Pros – ABT Power gives Generation VII up to 400 hp
With a maximum drive speed of more than 300 kph, golf is one of the fastest ball sports ever. If you want a similarly fast “Golf car”, you have to go no further than ABT Sportsline. The Golf VII R, with a respectable “handicap” to begin with, after a visit to the “Bavarian Driving Range“ features 400 hp / 294 kW, one third up from its serial 300 hp / 221 kW. “To top our previous uprating to 370 hp, we have not only optimised the ABT Engine Control software but also installed a sport-type catalytic converter,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. Both the
ABT Power and the new, strong ABT Power S kit are based upon the specially developed “New Generation” ABT control unit, which guarantees maximum power and utmost dependability. This has been proven on our own dynamometer and on public roads.
All you need now is the right driver and outfit. The ABT-tuned Golf VII R, a real “pro”, features high-quality attachment parts, which much distinguish it from the serial version, e.g. a painted ABT front grille and the right headlight covers. Mighty side skirts signal other drivers that a fast car is approaching. An ABT height adjustable suspension kit will make the car always maintain its lane, even at high speeds. However, when you want to show others this Golf’s nice rear, do it in a “fair way”.
The ABT tail gate add-on is also worth a closer look. But even more impressive are possibly the four mighty exhaust pipes of a diameter of 101mm, which is roughly the size of a golf hole. These are part of the ABT exhaust system, which comes with a pre-silencer and axle back exhaust and makes for a good uprating and sound. And you can also choose from a number of ABT Sportsline alloy wheels and complete sets of wheels with tyres from 18 to 20 inches. Moreover, the rim designs ER-C, DR and CR are available in various finishes.