370HP VW Golf GTI Clubsport S by ABT – Video
With 310 HP / 228 kW and 380 Nm torque the Clubsport S is almost three times as powerful as the original GTI of the 70s. However this über-golf VII is by no means a hard to maneuver muscleman, on the contrary it clearly excels with its agility and finely calibrated handling. You want proof? In autumn 2016, this Wolfsburger grabbed the title for the fastest front-wheel drive on the Nordschleife. Although worthy opponents are in short supply right now, it is quite easy to surpass existing performance. Support can be found in the Allgäu, where ABT POWER “New Generation”, has enabled increased performance with a specially developed control unit and matching software. The result after optimization: 370 HP / 272 kW and 460 Nm torque.
“We have increased the output again by about 20 percent in HP and torque”, explains Hans-Jürgen Abt: “And as always we guarantee driving is not only fun, but also offers the maximum in reliability and durability.” The additional power not only improves the acceleration, but also the top speed, which now lies at 268 km/h. Normal road users however, are far more likely to encounter the standard Clubsport more often than the rare Golf VII GTI Clubsport S, and moreover the ABT variant.
265 HP / 195 kW and 350 Nm is not always it easy for the establishment, but to achieve real sports car exhilaration you just have to go that extra mile. Luckily, the world’s largest tuner of vehicles for the VW and Audi group also provides for the standard Clubsport drivers. The 340 HP / 250 kW and 430 Nm even surpasses the standard Clubsport S. And if that is still not enough: The standard boost function remains, which quickly releases even more power.
Both cars are already well equipped with regards to suspension technology, which is quite evident from the Nordschleife time of 7:47.19 for the standard Clubsport S. For an even sharper appearance and that little extra driving pleasure ABT Sportsline have conjured up new suspension springs and sports anti-roll bars. And in order to make clear that this is no ordinary GTI Clubsport (S), the vehicle can be further enhanced with a new front grille, headlight covers, mirror caps and a tailgate attachment.
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