Of course, the ABT Volkswagen Golf VIII is there like the chickens.
The eighth generation of the Volkswagen Golf has only just been launched, or the first tuners already come with various parts to make the car thicker, cooler and faster.
The Golf is a very popular car in Europe, so if only a small part of the owners choose to dress up his Golf with accessories, you can still sell a lot of parts.
One of those tuners that has been using it for years is ABT Sportsline. The Allgau tuner regularly visits the Techzle pages. Logical, because from a small VW breeder they now have extensive tuning programs for brands such as Audi, Cupra, Seat, Skoda, Lamborghini and of course Volkswagen.
ABT naturally caused a furore with the Golf I and so they are also one of the first on the market with stuff for the Volkswagen Golf VIII. ABT is the first to introduce modifications to the chassis. For example, it is possible to opt for ABT suspension. These are stiffer and sportier springs. Thanks to these springs, the Golf VIII will drive a bit tighter than usual.
Not only that, the ABT springs are also a bit shorter, which makes the Golf closer to the ground. The reduction is fairly subtle: about 25 to 30 millimeters, depending on the motorization. You can complement the lowering with a set of ABT rims. There are three models to choose from. The ABT ER-C rim is available in 18 ″ or 19 ″.
If you go for the ABT FR-C rim, you automatically get 20 ″ wheels. Then you are on an almost exotic tire size: 235/30 R20. You also need those tires if you choose the ABT Sport GR wheel, because this is also only available in 20 ″. ABT indicates that more parts are coming up. The first motor updates for the TSI and TDI engines will be in a few months.