With purchaser deliveries of the eighth-era Volkswagen Golf underway, it does not appear as a large shock the aftermarket scene has taken discover of Wolfsburg’s shiny new compact hatchback. ABT is among the to start with tuners to take a stab at modifying the Mk8, starting off with a slight customization for a well-equipped Very first Edition example completed in black.
Absent are the stock wheels as the German tuner dependent in Kempten has swapped them out to make room for its possess twenty-inch established with a two-tone, double-spoke layout that suits the Golf 8 rather properly. The new sneakers are wrapped around in 235/twenty R20 Continental tires and are complemented by suspension reducing springs. These minimize the experience top in between twenty five and 30 millimeters (1 to 1.two inches) to not only make the car glance arguably better, but also boost dealing with a minor bit. ABT mentions the new components is appropriate with the vehicles equipped with VW’s optional dynamic chassis management (DCC).
The tuner is also offering smaller sized eighteen- and 19-inch sets of alloys for the latest and finest Golf and claims to have engine upgrades for each gasoline and diesel lovers out there by summertime. ABT has been functioning on VW’s very best-selling car at any time given that the Mk1 and the aftermarket professionals even teamed up with the automaker for a 360-horsepower Golf R special version released in Switzerland back in 2016.
Other Golf jobs by ABT well worth noting consist of a four hundred-hp Golf R unveiled in Oct 2017 and a 335-hp tune for the Golf GTI TCR released past summertime. You can relaxation certain the tuner will get its fingers on the new GTI and R sooner or later, and probably on the GTD as well to cater to the diesel-loving Euro group in have to have of far more oomph.
Past the Golf, it’s very apparent ABT has a gentle spot in basic for VAG products. They can tune just about every little thing the German automotive conglomerate releases, making a one particular-off four hundred-hp A1 Sportback or a Touareg V8 Diesel with mountain-going torque. But the car we’re largely excited to see is the Audi RS6-R debuting later this calendar year.