Abt Sporstline tunes VW Golf R to 306bhp
5 March 2010

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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5 March 2010

Right, that's it. You've done it now.

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.

I imagine you'll get a lot of the three people from Basildon who appear to think the Citroen DS3 is a real car and not a prank, commenting how sexy they find this Golf, but that is not going to save Autocar from the loss of me.

Well, bravo! You got it, buster! Don't come crying to me in another six months begging me to come back; I won't be there! I mean it. You might have missed the warning signs in my Forum post 'Warning Signals', but that's to do with you.

Since this is my last ever thing I'm ever going to say ever, can I just ask a fluid dynamicist if matt paint is more or less aerodynamic than glossy paint and why? Why do you say whatever it is you're going to claim. And I don't want anyone coming on here saying, "Yeah, I don't know, um;" that's no good to me!

Come on, I can take it - what's happening there on a sort of nano-level?

5 March 2010

Wow, talking about being dissatisfied or what...

" Exterior modifications include a front skirt and spoiled, ..."

Indeed, I would say Abt has spoiled a perfectly good car.

5 March 2010

big wheels are pointless on a 4wd car. It will just slow it down. For fashion only.

Engine tuning is always good though. I think VW themselves will bring the engine upto 300bhp in a few years.

5 March 2010

If the add on skirts and lips were all black that'd look quite good imo.

Agreed that Vw will probably uprate it to 300bhp, although i think they'll do it via an officially available remap at cost rather than as standard ( they did this with the original Audi S3 etc). Wont be long before the reputable tuners can remap them too for £500

5 March 2010

Superchips already are on it, so 300bhp is available to UK R owners.

5 March 2010

Those photos are of an ABT'd GTI, not an R.

See here for the correct photos:
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2010/03/geneva-2010-abt-sportsline-tunes-golf-r-to-310-hp.html

5 March 2010

[quote VirginPower]

Right, that's it. You've done it now.
[/quote]

Nurse! VirginPower is out of bed again

5 March 2010

[quote VirginPower]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.[/quote]

Praise the Lord.

5 March 2010

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

6 March 2010

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.

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