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ABT tunes the bejesus out of the Mk7 VW Golf R

The Volkswagen Golf R is already a cracking super hot hatch. Renowned Audi and Volkswagen tuner ABT has transformed it into a psychopathic runaround through a new upgrade kit.

ABT Volkswagen Golf R Mk7

In its standard form the new Mk7 Golf R comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing 221kW and 380Nm.

With help from a special engine computer developed by ABT, the Golf R can produce up to 272kW of power and 460Nm of torque. These figures aren’t far off a proper V8 performance car.

As for its potential out on the tarmac, the standard Golf R’s 0-100km/h time is slashed from 5.1 seconds to just 4.5 seconds. Again, it’s like a fully fledged V8 sports car. The top speed is also 265km/h.

To give the car a unique look on the outside ABT offers a range of cosmetic accessories, such as a new front spoiler, a new grille, side skirts, a chunkier diffuser at the back, and unique side mirror caps and a rear spoiler. There’s also a set of ER-C dark alloy wheels.

ABT Volkswagen Golf R Mk7-rear

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.