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by Adam Lynton
By adding styling and performance mods, ABT Sportsline has given the outgoing Mk6 GTI a final hoorah.
VW tuning specialist ABT Sportsline has come out with an aftermarket package for the outgoing sixth-gen Golf GTI it has called the "Last Edition" as it prepares to take on the Mk7 in the months to come. The extensive aero and performance program has turned the GTI into a bona fide pocket rocket, finished in a deep metallic black paintjob combined with red accents. Aerodynamic components include a new rear spoiler and skirt add-on, side skirts, a modified front grille, a redesigned front lip and new front skirt.
ABT daytime running lights and a diagonal quad exhaust round out the exterior mods. As always with ABT, it's the performance package that piques our interest, and thanks to an optimized ECU, the Golf GTI's output has been boosted to 260 horsepower, up from 211 hp. The available Power S turbocharger results in a jump to 310 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque, keeping the outgoing GTI in stride with the latest hot hatches on the market.