Gratuitous use of helicopters, and a highly irresponsible handbrake turn in the middle of the road. We like.
Performance tuners are drawn to platforms that capably support increased engine power and that also accept complementary upgrades to such other elements as brakes and suspension. Volkswagens platforms have fulfilled those needs for generations, but never have the worlds of the showroom stock vehicle and the highly modified aftermarket special been as close as they are now. Personalizing a Volkswagen begins as early as the first visit to the dealer, as demonstrated by the 2006 Jetta 2.0T and 2006 Passat 2.0T on display. Each was modified inside and out using Genuine Volkswagen Accessories and shows how the enthusiast, at the time of purchase, can order an even more appealing platform for subsequent upgrades.
Driving footage and b-roll
3D animation of the VW Scirocco driving, plus interior and exterior beauty shots
Driving and beauty shots
Showing how the Park Assist Vision works in a Passat
The ABT Volkswagen Golf VI GTI program has just been unveiled and is probably the first one for the new model that includes both performance upgrades and styling modifications.
The ABT GTI comes with two power levels that take the 2.0 TSI engine to either 256 hp or 295 hp. The standard GTI develops 207 hp. The 256 hp Golf VI GTI gets its new motivation through a re-programmed ECU, while the quicker version adds an upgraded turbocharger. The 295hp version of the ABT GTI gets from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds and comes equipped with a 30 millimeters lower suspension and upgraded brakes.
The aerodynamics package includes a new rear bumper and spoiler attachment, side skirts, a new front grill and apron and a new 4-pipe exhaust system.
The interior is upgraded with various new accents. Pricing for the aftermarket work hasn’t been announced yet.