German tuner ABT, famous for squeezing extra oomph out of Audi and Volkswagen products, has applied its go-faster know-how to Volkswagen's T-Roc crossover.
The model in question is a 4Motion variant featuring the Volkswagen Group's 2,0-litre turbodiesel engine. Good for 140 kW in its standard guise, ABT's specially developed engine control unit bumps the engine's power output up by 20%.
Now developing 168 kW, this T-Roc's power output sits just 1 kW shy of the current Golf GTI, while torque climbs to a healthy 360 N.m. The tuner states that this specific engine modification allows the T-Roc to challenge similar sized diesel engines in terms of low-rev outputs.
Furthermore, ABT offers a choice of three alloy wheel designs, ranging from 18- to 20-inch units and has added custom suspension springs that lower the ride height by 35 mm in front and 40 mm at the rear.
ABT has not provided any performance data, but with 168 kW on tap and Volkswagen's 4Motion all-wheel drive system, this T-Roc should prove suitably swift out of the blocks.
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