The Volkswagen Polo, small, economical, zippy, handsome, and above all else, an all round quality vehicle. But when put next to it’s elder sibling, the Golf GTI, it’s flaws start to appear. It doesn’t seem to possess those qualities we just mentioned in the way the GTI does. Obviously, it isn’t as fast, it is, at least subjectively speaking, not as handsome, and overall, the GTI feels a bit more premium. To elevate the Polo from it’s shortcomings (if you pardon the pun), ABT has engineered a tuning package which gives the GTI a run for it’s money.
The package comprises some healthy under-bonnet enhancements, as well as some aesthetic flair, and a tuned exhaust out back. Computer tuning, combined with a sports exhaust, is what boosts the 1.8 litre naturally aspirated turbocharged engine from a mere 141kW and 320Nm, to a respectable 169kW and 360Nm. To match the increased power performance, ABT have tuned the suspension to make the car ride a little lower. In the aesthetics department, you’ll find a sexy set of 18″ rims wrapped in slim tyres, and some carbon inspired components, such as a rear diffuser and spoiler. To make sure that people know that your ride isn’t the standard Polo GTI, you’ll receive a few ABT badges, and an LED doorsill with ABT markings. If that doesn’t show people how awesome your ride is, then maybe the 0-100 time of 5 seconds will.
Wish your car had a bit more zoom? Maybe it needs a bit of a touchup cosmetically? You’ll be glad to know that here at Active Motorwerke Australia, we offer a wide variety of performance and aesthetic enhancements to give your ride the performance edge! Give us a ring or send us an email for more information.
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