At the end of 2013, Volkswagen presented its new "R" and thereby internally dethroned the GTI as the most powerful Golf VII. ABT Sportsline, however, has been loyal to the GTI for many decades and has now led this compact rocket back to the top. Just like the serial Golf R, the uprated ABT GTI also shows 300 hp or 221 kW. The top speed is an exciting 258 km/h and 100 kph are reached in 5.8 seconds. At this year's Geneva Motor Show, the Bavarian company will present the compact king as their Dark Edition with very special regalia and "Dark" letterings on the C-pillar, trunk lid attachment and head rests.
The body kit comprises a front spoiler and front grille, headlight covers, side skirts, mirror caps and the afore-mentioned trunk lid attachment plus a rear skirt set. "Darkened" rear lights complete the very ABTy kit. Four attractive stainless steel rear pipes underscore the muscular appearance. Needless to say that they are black-chrome-plated. The ABT CR wheel with its five dynamic pairs of spokes also fits the unusual, dark ABT GTI. Especially so, if they come in 20 inches and with 235/30 R20 tires.
"Our black ABT is really something and at the top once again", CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt is full of praise. Its superiority this "über-Golf" also derives from its dynamic properties, made possible by the new sport-type stabilisers and especially the smart sport-type ABT height adjustable suspension kit. So the dark ABT Golf VII GTI Dark Edition is in reality a beacon of light!