With buyer deliveries of the eighth-technology Volkswagen Golfing underway, it doesn’t appear as a large shock the aftermarket scene has taken observe of Wolfsburg’s shiny new compact hatchback. ABT is between the very first tuners to just take a stab at modifying the Mk8, starting up off with a slight customization for a well-outfitted First Version instance completed in black.
Absent are the stock wheels as the German tuner dependent in Kempten has swapped them out to make area for its own 20-inch established with a two-tone, double-spoke style that satisfies the Golfing 8 pretty nicely. The new shoes are wrapped all around in 235/20 R20 Continental tires and are complemented by suspension lowering springs. These decrease the trip top among 25 and thirty millimeters (1 to 1.two inches) to not only make the auto look arguably far better, but also enhance dealing with a tiny bit. ABT mentions the new components is suitable with the motor vehicles outfitted with VW’s optional dynamic chassis control (DCC).
The tuner is also giving lesser 18- and 19-inch sets of alloys for the newest and finest Golfing and promises to have engine upgrades for each gasoline and diesel fans offered by summer season. ABT has been working on VW’s most effective-selling auto ever since the Mk1 and the aftermarket experts even teamed up with the automaker for a 360-horsepower Golfing R unique edition introduced in Switzerland back in 2016.
Other Golfing projects by ABT worthy of noting contain a four hundred-hp Golfing R unveiled in Oct 2017 and a 335-hp tune for the Golfing GTI TCR introduced very last summer season. You can relaxation certain the tuner will get its fingers on the new GTI and R faster or later on, and maybe on the GTD as well to cater to the diesel-loving Euro group in will need of far more oomph.
Further than the Golfing, it is fairly obvious ABT has a smooth place in standard for VAG solutions. They can tune just about anything the German automotive conglomerate releases, constructing a just one-off four hundred-hp A1 Sportback or a Touareg V8 Diesel with mountain-shifting torque. But the auto we’re primarily enthusiastic to see is the Audi RS6-R debuting later on this 12 months.