ABT Sportsline has announced the new tuned Beetle, which comes with full exterior package as well as some performance modifications.

The 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol is boosted to 240HP (176 kW) – an increase of 40HP. The exhaust system includes two oval ABT rear mufflers. An ABT Beetle is an everyday athlete and makes driving a real pleasure. The design elements turn this unusual car into a cheeky and dynamic sports car before you have even started the engine.

The exterior features carbon-look highlighting the car's charming individuality. The headlight covers make it look more aggressive. Rear light covers and a license plate insert lend the rear end more originality. The front spoiler signals that this beautiful sports car will never get off the ground.

There are also sets of ABT wheels in DR or CR designs. These wheels are available from 18'' to 20'' and also in conjunction with the right sport tyres. This visual unit is completed by the ABT brake system, which you can tell by its black painted callipers bearing the ABT Logo.

This turns the Beetle's base into an eye-catcher, too.

Finally, ABT adds sport springs for better handling and stance.

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Source: ABT