VW Polo GTI by ABT Sportsline (1)

Η ΑΒΤ Sportsline πήρε το ανανεωμένο Polo GTI με τον 1.8 TSI κινητήρα και τον δυνάμωσε στα 230 άλογα με 360 Nm ροπής. Επίσης τοποθέτησε σε αυτό χαμηλότερα σπορ ελατήρια κατά 25 mm μπροστά και κατά 300 mm πίσω, νέες ζάντες 18″ με ελαστικά διαστάσεων 215/35, διαχύτη και αεροτομή με όψη carbon , νέα εξάτμιση με διπλές απολήξεις εξατμίσεων, πλαϊνά skirts, ενώ για το εσωτερικό προσφέρει νέα πατάκια και νέα φωτιζόμενα μαρπσιέ με το λογότυπο του.

Ο οίκος παράλληλα προσφέρει κιτ βελτίωσης και για τον 1.2 TSI κινητήρα που από τα 110 άλογα και τα 175 Nm ροπής, τον κάνει να αποδίδει 140 άλογα με 220 Nm ροπής,.

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It’s grown fast – ABT Sportsline celebrates 40 years of VW Polo with 230 hp

Figures that are easy to remember: 40 years ago the first VW Polo had exactly 40 hp and by today’s standards was rather poorly equipped. But that was something all small cars in the 70s had in common. By the way, most of these cars the VW Polo outdid: Its safety features and rolling comfort, for example, were excellent. In 2015, the VW Polo is a rather different kettle of fish, though, attested to by the “ABTed” variant in particular.

With its “New Generation“ performance upgrades, based upon a specially developed control unit, the Polo V shows up to 230 hp or 169 kW (serial version 1.8 TSI: 192 hp / 141 kW) and a torque of 360 Nm max. “40 years ago it would have taken the then brand new Porsche Turbo to beat it,” remembers CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt, who was then only 12. And even with the 1.2 TSI you will leave a good impression: ABT Sportsline turns serial 81 kW / 110 hp and 175 Nm into 103 kW / 140 hp and 220 Nm. In order to achieve top cornering characteristics, ABT has installed the best sport-type springs, lowering the front axle by 25mm and the rear by 30.

But no matter how much power the car shows, by comparison with the 70s, when even many 911 still featured steel wheels, today stylish alloy wheels are a must. To stand out from the 13’’ serial wheels with small tyres of the original Polo, ABT Sportsline now sells nothing but 18’’ with 215/35 R18 tyres, either with ER-C wheels as shown in the picture or Z and DR, with some also in different colours. Otherwise, the Polo is also stylishly decorated, e.g. with a carbon-look rear attachment above the third braking light and the cool rear skirt set, also in carbon-look. And there is the mighty exhaust system with its two mid pipes. Exclusively available for the three-door model is the bicoloured carbon wrap set.

Nor would a polo driver in 1975 have recognised the latest luxury variant’s inside as a Polo interior. Door panels made of cardboard are as much a thing of the past as are the wretched choke or open trays. So why not use ABT-logo integrated entrance LEDs and floor mats and celebrate 40 years of the VW Polo?

Pictures/Text also at: http://presse.abt-sportsline.de

Press contact: ABT Sportsline; Björn Marek; Johann-Abt-Str. 2; D-87437 Kempten

Phone: +49-831/57140-58; Fax: +49-831/57140-37; Email: presse@abt-sportsline.de

Press contact: IKmedia GmbH; Andreas Hempfling; Wendelsteiner Str. 2a; D-91126 Schwabach

Phone: +49-9122/6313-400; Fax: +49-9122/6313-430; Email: m.weinmann@abt-tuning.com

The new ABT VW Polo 2015 – data and facts

ABT ENGINE TECHNOLOGY

Engine: 1.8 TSI, 1.798 cc capacity, R4

Performance tuning: ABT POWER “New Generation”

Performance: 230 HP/ 169 kW (standard: 192 HP/ 141 kW) 360 Nm (standard: 250 or 320 Nm)

Engine: 1.2 TSI, 1.197 cc capacity, R4

Performance tuning: ABT POWER “New Generation”

Performance: 140 HP/ 103 kW (standard: 110 HP/ 81 kW) 220 Nm (standard: 175 Nm)

ABT AERODYNAMICS

ABT carbon-look rear attachment above third braking light

ABT rear skirt set

ABT sticker set (two-coloured carbon-look)

ABT WHEELS in ER-C, DR or Z-Design in 8.0 x 18 inch ET35

Available also as complete set of wheels with sports tyres in 215/35 R18

ABT EXHAUST TECHNOLOGY

ABT muffler system with two end pipes

ABT SUSPENSION

ABT suspension springs (FA 25 mm, RA 30 mm lowering)

ABT INTERIOR

ABT floor mats

ABT LED-door entrance lights with ABT logo