2012 VW Beetle tuned into the ‘Speedle’ by ABT

2012 VW Beetle tuned into the ‘Speedle’ by ABT

The 2012 VW Beetle hasn’t even reached NZ yet, but European tuners are already working over the new model and showing their skills. One of the first is ABT Sportsline who has created its own take on the new bug, calling its creation the Speedle.

ABT is famous for its work on VW Group offerings and while the Speedle won’t go on sale until September the German firm has released details of its latest offering.

ABT plans to offer performance kits for the entire engine lineup in Europe with the modified 1.2 TSI petrol estimated to deliver around 105KW, up from 78kW, the 1.4 TSI petrol about 157kW, up from 120kW, while the top-spec 2.0 TSI petrol could produce around 178kW, up from the factory model’s 150kW.

The diesel engines wont escape treatment either with the tweaked 1.6 TDI producing 94kW instead of 78kW, and the 2.0 TDI 126kW instead of 105kW.

Other modifications will include lowered sports suspension and a variety of alloy wheel options including the 19-inch rims shown on the pictured car.

Cosmetically, ABT is preparing several different packages with an aero kit that includes a front spoiler, a rear apron incorporating a diffuser, a large rear wing and side skirts along with unique tail pipes, bespoke paint jobs and carbon fibre trim.

Expect to see ABT’s Speedle at the 2012 VW Beetle at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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