When VW tuning shop Abt Sportsline unveiled its version of the newest VW Golf GTI at the Essen Motor Show in 2004, we thought for sure we'd have a damn GTI in the states by December 2005. Now, Abt is on its second version — an even more powerful build — and we've yet to get even a stock GTI here (it's coming, don't fret). Ah, well. The boys at Kempten have added 40hp to their previous creation, by way of a new turbo setup that gives the 2.0 FSI engine on the VS4-R a grand total of 270hp and 258 ft-lbs. of torque. Zero to 60 times are in the area of 6.4 seconds, and top speed is a respectable 151 mph. Needless to say, tuned suspension, body kit and five-spoke alloys are included with the package.
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Abt Sportsline Tunes Next-Gen VW Golf GTI [internal]