Abt's latest engine kit for the European spec, Golf V R32 includes an upgraded supercharger and a liquid-cooled intercooler setup. Controlling the increased boost to the 3.2-liter V-6 is a new ECU control unit. The car rides on a fully tuned suspension featuring bigger brakes, rims and tires. According to Abt, its tuners have managed to achieve a top speed of over 270 kph (or 168 mph), while acceleration to 100 kph or 62 mph decreases from 6.2 seconds in production form to just 5.0 seconds.
Exterior changes to tuned up Golf R32 include a new side skirt, blackened chrome dual pipes along with 19-inch BR wheels and Abt decals.
German tuner Abt Sportsline Abt established in 1991 has gained lots of experience in boosting the performance of VWs and Audis through its German Touring Car (DTM) racing efforts. There was no indication on the availability of the Abt upgrade for the U.S., but there would definately be a way to get the kit through Abt's distributor in the States.
For more read the Abt press release below.
The R32 is already designed as a super sports car. People who buy this Golf want an extremely fast compact car. A racing car in golf's clothing, suitable for every day use. ABT has put such an extraordinary car on dynamic 19-inch BR-wheels: instead of serial 250hp (184kW) the ABT R32 now delivers enormous 370hp (272kW). This immense plus in power of 120hp is possible thanks to a modified motor management and the use of the ABT compressor kit combined with a water-cooled intercooler. All components are tuned perfectly to the potent V6 by the Kempten engineers, and therefore offer permanently impressing driving values: for example, the ABT R32 sprints from 0 to 100km/h in just 5.0 seconds, compared to 6.2 seconds for the serial R32. The top speed is more than 270km/h. Particularly impressing is how the tuned engine is getting it on: the six-cylinder engine accelerates just as smoothly as powerfully in every rpm-range. „The R32 is as much fun on the motor way as on winding country roads", explains Hans-Jürgen Abt. Small wonder, as the Kempten Golfer is equipped with the ABT adjustable sports suspension harmonizing perfectly with the 370 horses of the V6.
source Abt Sportline (German site)