Volkswagen Golf R goes like mad!

At the recent Volkswagen Family Day event in Korea, the main attraction to be seen was the stunt driving performed by a Volkswagen Golf R. Nimble, light, and powerful, the Volkswagen Golf R is an ideal vehicle even in stock form for stunt driving and amateur sanctioned racing events. Powered by a turbocharged and intercooler inline four cylinder engine, the 2.0 liter motor at 17 psi is capable of generating 270 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 258 foot pounds of torque at just 2,500 RPM. With such a high powered torque rating at a minimal RPM, the Volkswagen Golf R has the ability to light up the tires with ease. Thanks to a variable differential, under normal driving conditions 100% of the vehicle's power goes straight to the front wheels, making it ideal for burning tires but not exactly perfect for autocross.

With a little bit of a tune and some ECU hacking, one could easily achieve over 300 horsepower by a tweak of the timing, fuel, and boost. If you want to add free flowing exhaust and larger intake, the Volkswagen Golf R should easily hit 300 whp on a dyno with the right tune and boost settings. For those seeking the ultimate in performance, the Golf R lives up to it's historically prevalent reputation for street racing. Adding a huge turbo, such as a .57 or bigger, larger fuel system, porting the heads, larger headers, and dumped exhaust one could easily achieve 400 whp on the dyno. Upgrade the suspension and lighten the chassis, and you could be sitting in a very potent autocross machine. Even if mods aren't your thing, the Volkswagen Golf R comes stock ready to perform as seen in the following video.

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Source: Tampa Sports Car Examiner

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