2008 Essen Motor Show: Vw Scirocco by ABT

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 25, 2008

Hans-Juergen Abt remembers: "The very first Scirocco was the absolute star amongst compact sport coupes." The administrator of the famous car tuner is just as enthralled with the offspring of the Wolfsburger innovator: "The Scirocco looks really dynamic and the handling is very agile." Even more so with the Kempten revisions.

They really stir things up a bit. The ABT Front spoiler makes the distinctive face of the coupe even more unique. Even while on stand still it is apparent who the track or street leader is, as the ABT Scirocco appear to be starving for the kilometers in front of it.

This feeling is maintained by the fine lines on both sides, where the ABT Side skirts take up and carry on the smooth structural design. The pointed air inlets and edges in the doors emphasize the vitality of the bodywork which rises at the rear. The ABT Volkswagen Scirocco appears ferocious and very vibrant.

The view from the rear is also remarkable. The ABT Rear skirt package, composed of a rear skirt and a diagonally attached 4-pipe rear muffler, shapes an athletically aggressive vehicle along with the ABT Rear wing and the ABT Rear panel.

It is recommended by ABT Sportsline to utilize either its BR or AR alloys as a perfect support to the extravagant body pack of the speeding star. The wheels come in 18 to 20 inch options and with certainly matching rubber and wheel spacers. Certainly, ABT also has springs in its product line. They manufacture the Scirocco in lowered stance of up to 30 mm, providing it more agility on the street in the process.

The total Upgrade Kit is composed of the design package, the 4-pipe rear muffler, the springs and total wheel sets of 19 inch AR alloys, diamond-machined and black, plus rubber and wheel spacers, is offered at the opening of the ABT Scirocco early next year for a sensible tag of 5,990 Euros. Outstanding performance goes along with active charm. That's why ABT has also designed power enhancements for the VW powerhouse.

The 1.4 TSI currently generated 200 hp /147 kW on the street with ABT Power in place of 160 hp /118 kW, and the turbo diesel 2.0-liter 170 hp / 125 kW in contrast to the standard of 140 hp / 103kW. The ABT Scirocco will be offered with these enhancements from the onset. Later this year the compact sports coupe will also be offered with a power- enhanced 2.0 TSI.

This will provide the car an improvement that will go from the typical 200 hp / 147 kW to 240 hp / 177 kW. The ABT Braking system brake pads are capable of managing any situation that may present itself, with a diameter of 345 mm the grip is totally potent all the time. As is typical at ABT, all the details match perfectly together and in that way produce in a captivating car at the zenith of its class. It is sitting at the top and just wants to continue straight up.

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