Abt tunes the 2007 Volkswagen Eos convertible

Abt tunes the 2007 Volkswagen Eos convertible
2007 Volkswagen Eos tuned by Abt

German tuner Abt has unexpectedly unveiled its fresh tuning kit for the just released 2007 Volkswagen Eos coupe-convertible.

Although most tuners usually offer only a set of plastic parts designed to personalize the exterior of the car, the new kit also includes upgrade programs for the new vehicle’s engines.

Well, the feat was not terribly difficult, since the new VW Eos uses the same power plants as the current Volkswagen Golf.

From the visual point of view, the kit makes the cabriolet look a little bit more aggressive, even athletic and somewhat more accomplished while preserving the general festive mood of the car.

2007 Volkswagen Eos coupe-convertible tuned by Abt

The body kit comes with front and rear aprons, tailboot spoiler, sideskirts, and sportier quad exhaust pipes that provide the car with its own unique guts-wrenching sound.

The kit may also be ordered with either 18″ or 19″ five-star rims.

The interior of the new Volkswagen Eos can also be improved with custom made floor mats and a set of Abt logos made of aluminum.

Of course, the tuning program is not limited to just visual improvements.

According to the official press release, Abt also offers a set of engine upgrades.

For example, performance of its standard 2.0-liter TFSI engine, which features 200 hp, may be pushed up to 270 horsepower. The 140 hp diesel engine can also get a proportionate power boost up to 170 horsepower.

Well, I truly hope that later the German tuning studio will also offer an upgrade program for the vehicle’s suspension and brakes, since taming this many horses using the stock systems may prove somewhat of a problem. At least, an unskilled driver may feel not particularly comfortable when trying to evade a moose that suddenly appeared in the right lane.

Photos: Abt

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