If you think the black Abt Scirocco looks like a predatory sea dweller, the gill-like faux air scoops at the rear of the side sills certainly reinforce this visual impression. The two-tone effect of the metallic beige paint on the side sills and rear underbody diffuser contrasts the radical new styling additions against the black bodywork.
As an added touch, Abt has color-coded the parts of the alloy wheels, normally painted dark gray, to the sills and diffuser. The final part of the aerodynamic body kit is the rear wing on the tailgate. In the cabin, an Abt gearknob, alloy pedal set, and carpet mats are the only changes.
The total Abt conversion for the Scirocco as tested here is a well-balanced package, offering enhanced performance, better handling and grip, and real show-stopping looks.Importantly, because Abt works very closely with VW, the warranty on all the parts is cast iron, so you can get on with the best part of such a conversion, which is simply enjoying the drive.
Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive
2.0-liter I4, dohc, 16-valve, turbocharged. Abt sport exhaust, ECU remap
Six-speed DSG automated manual
Abt lowering springs
Wheels and Tires
Abt AR alloys, 9x20
Continental ContiSportContact 3, 245/30
ABT front spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser, rear wing
Abt shift knob, alloy pedals, floormats
Peak Power: 240 hp @ 6000 rpm
Peak Torque: 250 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm
Mph: 6.7 sec.
Top Speed: 154 mph