ABT Golf VI GTD: Lord Vader, Your Euro-Trash Hipster Son's Car Has Arrived

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ABT cannot stop themselves. If it comes out of VW's garage they'll absolutely tune it. Which is how we get this — the ABT Golf VI GTD; the diesel Golf for the whiny, privileged hipster kids.

The new ABT Golf VI GTD – a diesel with 190 HP

Some affectionately call it the "racing tractor", as it combines sporty dynamism with enormous torque of 390 Nm. Rudolf Diesel would have had fun with the 190 HP (140 kW) strong "off-spring" of his invention. He would certainly never have thought it possible that the diesel engine could reach 100 km/h in a 7.1 second sprint. A top speed of 230 km/h and plenty of steam in all seven gears – that is how ABT Sportsline defines the 2.0 TDI in the new Golf GTD. This is because after its treatment in the Allgaeu the abbreviation now stands for "Gewinner Tanken Diesel – Winners tank diesel". The Golf still retains, of course, its economical qualities, as the fuel consumption remains at the low level of the series diesel version.

It goes without saying that the world's largest tuner of vehicles from the Volkswagen group also offers the popular bodykit which is tailor-made for the Golf VI on the compact diesel. The extra portion of sportiness impresses immediately: the front spoiler, front grille, side sills, rear spoiler, rear apron set and the typical ABT 4-pipe rear muffler suit the powerful appearance of the ABT Golf VI GTD. As an addition to the aerodynamic elements, ABT also recommends the sporty AR and BR wheels in 18 and 19 inch, which are available in combination with high-performance tyres. In order to ensure that the ABT Golf GTD guarantees maximum driving enjoyment in traffic as well as optimum safety even in threshold areas, the Allgaeu company has the ABT suspension springs on offer. They lower the centre of gravity of the Golf, so that the car lies even better on the street and even seems more powerful when stationary.

Save money with fun and plenty of benefits: the ABT Golf VI GTD is a versatile vehicle which knows how to impress in everyday life with superior reserves of power and low consumption. The fast car is therefore a "GreaT Diesel"

Photos at: www.abt-sportsline.de/media

Press-Contact: ABT Sportsline; Florian Büngener; Daimlerstr. 2; 87437 D-Kempten
Phone: +49-831/57140-58; Fax: +49-831/57140-55; E-mail: presse@abt-sportsline.de

Press contact: IKmedia GmbH; Oliver Schielein; Manfred Prescher; Hansastr. 4a; D-91126 Schwabach
Phone: +49-9122/985-242; Fax: +49-9122/985-255; E-mail: a.schmidl@abt-tuning.de

The new ABT Golf VI GTD – data and facts

Engine: 2.0 TDI, 1968 ccm cubic capacity
Performance tuning: ABT POWER
Performance: 190 HP/140 kW (standard: 140 HP/103 kW)

ABT front grille
ABT front skirt
ABT side skirts
ABT rear skirt
ABT rear wing

ABT AR and BR; 18 und 19 inch;
Available also as complete set of wheels with sports tyres.

ABT 4-pipe rear muffler

ABT suspension springs, lowering the centre of gravity by approx. 30 mm

Consisting of front grille, front skirt, side skirts, rear skirt, rear wing, 4-pipe rear muffler, suspension springs and the AR 18 wheel set with tyres 225/40 R18.


Jonathan Harper

That body kit and paint job is writing a check the performance can't cash.

If I pulled up next to this thing at a light I'd be fooled into thinking that so much exterior upgrading must mean he's got some real nice engine goodies.

Then I'd smoke him in my roomates Neon SXT.