The vast majority of the suck-squeeze-bang-blow machines whose triple-digit output ...
The vast majority of the suck-squeeze-bang-blow machines whose triple-digit output starts with the 7 are loud enough to kickstart the concert on their own. Well, the heavily massaged Volkswagen Golf R we are here to show you is one of the exceptions.
This Mk VI is one hell of the machine, with the otherworldly hatchback now packing enough power to challenge supercars and hypercars.
Thanks to the complete engine compartment makeover, the R now packs no less than 745 PS and 925 Nm (682 lb-ft) of twist, while using the reinforced version of the Audi RS3’s seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.
When you own such the car, drag racing easily becomes the norm, as highlighted in the video below. The uber-compact races its fair share of extreme tuning manifestations, such as the 650 PS Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG and the SLS AMG, with the most intriguing bit about the Golf being its soundtrack, or rather lack thereof.
Well, if we compare the sting of the thing to its voice, we come to the conclusion this is the submarine-style drag racer.
Under the hood of the Golf R, a factory two-liter turbo has made room for the Passat R’s 3.6-liter V6. The six-pot has left its natural aspiration behind, gaining the pair of HGP R28 turbochargers, along with the ton of supporting mods.
German developer HGP Turbo, which handles the conversion, can also offer the… tamer version of the animal, which only sees the V6 unit using one turbo.
The result? the output of 530 PS and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, with the setup also involving the six-speed DSG tranny.
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