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Abt Sporstline tunes VW Golf R to 306bhp

The VW Golf R has been tuned to 306bhp by German company Abt Sportsline.

The modified car uses the same 2.0-litre engine as the standard machine, but has 306bhp - up 40bhp from the standard car.

See the Abt Sportsline VW Golf R pictures

Golf R v Focus RS v Megane 250

The Abt tuned car hits 0-62mph in 5.2sec and has a top speed of 162mph. That compares to 5.7sec and 155mph for the standard car.

Exterior modifications include a front skirt and spoiled, LED running lights and a choice of 18 and 19-inch alloys.

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dennisthemenance 6 March 2010

Re: Faster, more powerful VW Golf R

ABT is more renown for cosmetic & bodykit upgrades than anything else. To add another 40 hp to the R is a walk in the park. I reckon this is only a Stage 1 conversion. Any reputable UK's tuners can do that & most likely for less $. Anything up to another 100hp on the R is easily attainable.

Challenger440 5 March 2010

Re: Faster, more powerful VW Golf R

Silly exhaust pipes, silly wheels and a silly gearbox... next.

Evo_ermine 5 March 2010

Re: Faster, more powerful VW Golf R

VirginPower wrote:
You were told six months ago by everyone except John McToon, Phil MyCavities and Darren-someone (can't remember) that this sort of article (which is almost identical to an almost identical article about an almost identical car from the same people) would result in me - this is me we're talking about - never again reading or, more importantly from your point-of-view, saying anything on the Autocar website ever.

Praise the Lord.