December 7, 2022

ABT takes the VW Golf R Mk8 and places its personal spin on the recipe, cooking up 379bhp and 347lb-ft.

We all know how tuneable the Mk7 Golf R was, utilising that EA888 turbocharged engine, you possibly can cook dinner up monstrous energy figures with correct inner work, pushing round 700bhp in some cases. However for these on the lookout for the extra tame aspect of tuning, plug and play kits and ECU remaps had been in abundance. Fortunately, with VW carrying over the EA888 with few revisions for the Mk8 Golf R, changes can once more be made, with ABT providing a easy map which ends up in a whopping 379bhp and 347lb-ft of torque, that’s a 63bhp and 37lb-ft hike.

The facility hike is because of ABT’s Engine Management Unit, which is accessible for all efficiency Golfs, together with the GTD, however presents completely different energy will increase for every mannequin. The Golf GTD, for instance, will get handled to 227bhp and 325lb-ft of torque, up from 197bhp and 295lb ft.

The ABT VW Golf R Mk8 additionally options new wheels, with the choice of both 19-inch ER-C wheels, or 20-inch ABT FR or Sport GR wheels.

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