Although with 275 bhp the Volkswagen Golf R qualifies as a hot hatch, but there are enough 300+ hp options out there to make it look like a loser! Now APS of Brackley has come up with tuning package for the R that kinda solves the issue by raising the output of its 2.0-litre TFSI engine to 350 hp. But it doesn’t end there.
APS actually offers three stages of power upgrade, first a remapped ECU good for 308 hp which costs £445.00 including VAT, and then the 320-330 hp package, including a Milltek large bore turbo down pipe, high flow sports catalyst and a choice of Milltek stainless steel sports exhausts, featuring a switchable electronic exhaust valve, 2.75 inch bore tubing and dual 100mm ceramic black tailpipes.
It’s very pricey though, at £1999.00 fitted including VAT. If you want the full fat 350 hp package you are going to have to wait a bit more for APS to finish it!
In addition to the power upgrades, APS’s has a range of chassis upgrades for the VW Golf R include:-
- Three way adjustable Haldex Gen4 four wheel drive controller
- Sports lowering springs
- KW height and damping adjustable coilover suspension
- Uprated suspension bushes
- Brembo GT big brake kits
- 18 and 19 inch Sportec Mono 10 forged alloy wheels with Toyo tyres