Tuners unveiled 450-horsepower Volkswagen Golf GTI TCRSeptember 7, 2019
B&B Automobile Technik specialists showed how much power can be squeezed out of a 2.0-liter engine.
Thanks to the efforts of engineers at the B&B Automobile Technik tuning studio, the German Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR hatchback can compete for first place with a number of sports cars. The tuners developed a four-speed modernization of the power plant, as a result of which the engine performance grew to a whopping 450 hp. and 580 Nm of torque. Thanks to an additional 160 hp and 210 Nm from zero to hundreds, the model began to accelerate in 4.5 seconds against the previous 5.6. The maximum speed when disabling the restriction reaches more than 280 km / h.
The cost of the first package is 12,950 euros ($ 14,295), which includes a turbocharger, a high-performance intercooler, a racing exhaust system with a sports catalyst and new engine software. The seven-speed DSG transmission has also been enhanced.
Also, customers will be offered less powerful hatch upgrade kits for a price of 7,950 euros ($ 8,776) and 3,950 euros ($ 4,360), respectively. In the first case, the engine power will be 400 hp. and 520 Nm of torque, and in the second – 360 hp and 470 Nm. The minimum package of improvements was estimated at 1,498 euros (1,654 dollars), thanks to which the 2.0-liter engine produces 340 hp. and 450 Nm.
The tuners also offer customers lowered springs for 298 euros (329 dollars) or the final suspension for 1,798 euros (1,985 dollars). For 3,795 euros ($ 4,189), high-performance brakes with larger front discs are available, while an exhaust system with a catalytic converter that provides deeper sound will cost 2,795 euros ($ 3,085). At the same time, 8.5 x 20-inch B&B wheels shod with 235 / 30-20 tires cost € 3,298 ($ 3,641).
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