2008 ABT Sportsline Volkswagen Golf R32 review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 4 April 2008 , 09:04:07 byVeronica

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ABT Sportsline Volkswagen Golf R32

ABT Sportline tuners have developed an upgrade package for the Volkswagen Golf R32, the fastest Golf offered by the carmaker. It looks like a racing car, but it is suitable for every day use. ABT specialists have provided 19-inch BR-wheels and now, the model is capable of developing 370 horsepower up from 250 horsepower. This power boost was possible thanks to a modified motor management and the use of the AMB compressor kit combined with a water-cooled intercooler. The output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds, down from 6.2 seconds and to reach a top speed of more than 270 km/h. The most impressing thing about it is that the 6-cylinder engine accelerates just as smoothly as powerful in every rpm-range. The newly modified Volkswagen Golf R32 is as much fun to drive on the motorway as on winding country roads.

VW‘s Golf 3,2 V6 R32 is the fastest Golf offered by the Wolfsburg carmaker " and "therefore the perfect basis for ABT Sportsline", says Hans-Jurgen Abt. "The R32 is already designed as a super sports car. People who buy this Golf want an extremely fast compact car." A racing car in golf‘s clothing, suitable for every day use.
ABT has put such an extraordinary car on dynamic 19-inch BR-wheels: instead of serial 250hp (184kW) the ABT R32 now delivers enormous 370hp (272kW). This immense plus in power of 120hp is possible thanks to a modified motor management and the use of the ABT compressor kit combined with a water-cooled intercooler.

All components are tuned perfectly to the potent V6 by the Kempten engineers, and therefore offer permanently impressing driving values: for example, the ABT R32 sprints from 0 to 100km/h in just 5.0 seconds, compared to 6.2 seconds for the serial R32. The top speed is more than 270km/h. Particularly impressing is how the tuned engine is getting it on: the six-cylinder engine accelerates just as smoothly as powerfully in every rpm-range. "The R32 is as much fun on the motor way as on winding country roads", explains Hans-Jurgen Abt. Small wonder, as the Kempten Golfer is equipped with the ABT adjustable sports suspension harmonizing perfectly with the 370 horses of the V6.