Super hot hatches such as the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Audi RS3 Sportback have a clear (power) advantage over one of the most popular cars of the segment – the Volkswagen Golf R.
However, with ABT Sportsline’s upgrades, this potent version of the Golf reaches new heights, ending up in the same zone as the aforementioned models.
But enough talk, let’s focus on the most important aspect – numbers: 400PS (394hp) and 500Nm (369lb-ft) of torque produced by the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that powers the Golf R, a 30 percent, or 100PS (99hp) and 100Nm (74lb-ft) of torque, increase over the stock car.
The tuner went even further and fitted this hot hatch turned super hatch with optional suspension springs that lower it by 20mm (0.8in) at the front and 25mm (0.98in) at the rear. Additionally, a height adjustable suspension kit can be ordered as well, making it sit closer to the ground by 40mm (1.6in) at the front and 45mm (1.8in) at the rear.
More powerful 6-piston brakes are also on the options list, alongside the rear muffler with 102mm (4in) outlets, finished in black chrome, various wheel patterns and sizes, from 18- to 20-inch, new side skirts, and tailgate add-on.