ABT has announced the Volkswagen Golf VII GTI Dark Edition and Polo R WRC will be showcased at the end of this month during the 2013 Essen Motor Show.

ABT has announced the Volkswagen Golf VII GTI Dark Edition and Polo R WRC will be showcased at the end of this month during the 2013 Essen Motor Show.

ABT has two new products to present in Essen, starting out with their “Dark Edition” of the seventh-gen Golf GTI. It wears a black paint job with red accents and sits on 20-inch alloy wheels combined with 235/30 R20 high-performance tires. ABT chose to apply a dark finish on the headlights, taillights and mirror caps, while other exterior changes include redesigned side skirts, front spoiler and skirt, trunk lid attachment and a rear skirt featuring a quad black chrome exhaust arrangement.

The most important update can be found under the hood where the four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine has been upgraded to develop 300 HP (221 kW), up from the stock 230 HP (169 kW). As a result of the additional power, the Golf VII GTI now runs the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 5.8 seconds which makes it 0.6s quicker than the Golf VII GTI Performance.

Moving on to ABT’s Polo R WRC – which has the same engine as the Golf VII GTI - this one has received an output hike from 220 HP (162 kW) to 290 HP (213 kW). The vehicle has also been equipped with 18-inch DR alloy wheels which have a ten-spoke configuration and have replaced the stock 16-inch rims.

Lastly, ABT will also be exhibiting at Essen the Audi RS5-R which was shown earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show packing 470 HP (345 kW) from the 4.2-liter V8 naturally-aspirated engine. It will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.3 seconds before topping out at 188 mph (303 km/h).

Visit the press release section consisting of three pages with full details of each car.

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