ABT Golf GTI Clubsport

August 19, 2016 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 19, 2016

ABT Golf GTI Clubsport
At the age of 40, many people discover gyms because they want to stay in shape. And the Golf GTI, always the fastest Golf, now turns 40 too, but has been in better shape from generation to generation. This especially applies to the ABT Golf GTI Clubsport, which has been upgraded from 265 hp (195 kW) to no less than 340 hp (250 kW), with torque now at 430 Nm (production car: 350 Nm). This GTI makes fun to drive, both when cornering and when overtaking. The Clubsport is the most powerful of four ABT POWER variants but they are all agile and active. After all, they have all been developed by racing professionals.

For the ABT Golf GTI, and thus in part also for the Clubsport, the Bavarian enhancer has come up with a very powerful body package. The depicted car does not feature all the components, but they all become this “racing golf”. The front spoiler and head light covers form an assertive unit, and the side skirts, mirror caps and the rear skirt set with its 4-pipe muffler system underscore the racy character of the ABT Golf GTI as well. An ideal extra are the ABT Sportsline alloy wheels, which are really weight-reduced and were specially developed for this ambitious use. Available are the CR, DR, ER-C and FR from 8.5 x 18 to 9.0 x 20’’. Of course, these elegant sport-type wheels are also available with the right high-performance tires.

To be able to really utilise the ABT Golf GTI Clubsport to its maximum, we recommend ABT suspension springs or the ABT height adjustable suspension kit, which also feature top absorbers. And sport-type anti-roll bars for the front and rear axle much improve its handling, especially when nearing the limit. In order to keep this “über-Golf” in check, ABT Sportsline has installed a very precise sport braking system: on the front axle its 6-piston fixed callipers in 370 x 35 mm make for ideal deceleration.

And the chassis and braking system, the wheels and the aerodynamic parts are also available for the other Golf GTI variants. After all, at 290, 300 or 315 hp (213, 221 or 232 kW) they certainly do not lack ABT POWER either, all having once paid a visit to the renowned ABT “gym”.

The ABT Golf VII GTI  – Data and Facts

Engine:                                                2.0 TFSI, 1.984 cc capacity, R4
Performance Tuning:                           ABT POWER „New Generation“
Performance:                                       340 HP/250 KW (Serial: 265 HP/195 kW) 430 Nm (Serial: 350)

Engine:                                                2.0 TFSI, 1.984 cc capacity, R4
Performance Tuning:                           ABT POWER S „New Generation“
Performance:                                       315 HP/232 KW (Serial: 230 HP/169 kW) 450 Nm (Serial: 350)

Engine:                                                2.0 TFSI, 1.984 cc capacity, R4
Performance Tuning:                           ABT POWER „New Generation“
Performance:                                       300 HP/221 KW (Serial: 230 HP/169 kW) 420 Nm (Serial: 350 Nm)

Engine:                                                2.0 TFSI, 1.984 cc capacity, R4
Performance Tuning:                           ABT POWER „New Generation“
Performance:                                       290 HP/213 KW (Serial: 220 HP/162 kW) 420 Nm (Serial: 350 Nm)

ABT front spoiler*
ABT front grille
ABT head light covers
ABT side skirts
ABT rear skirt set*
ABT tail gate add on
ABT mirror covers

ABT suspension springs
ABT height adjustable suspension kit
ABT sport stabilizers

ABT rear muffler with four end pipes*
ABT down pipe incl. sport catalyst*

sport brake system (front axle, 6-piston-fixed-calipers, 370 x 35 mm)
ABT SPORT WHEELS CR-, DR-, ER-C- and FR-Design in 8.5 x 18, 8.5 x 19
or 9.0 x 20 inch

Available also as complete set with sport tires in 225/40 R18, 225/35 R19 or 235/30 R20

*not available for the Clubsport version