Under the hood of this VW Golf R is a 600 hp engine

Under the hood of this VW Golf R is a 600 hp engine

September 27, 2020 1 By autotimesnews

A video appeared on the YouTube channel, which captured the acceleration of the powerful VW Golf R hatchback, equipped with a 600-horsepower engine from the Audi RS3.

Volkswagen pondered the idea of ​​equipping the new-generation high-performance Golf R with a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine from the Audi RS3, but ultimately abandoned it.

However, this example of the high-performance Golf R of the Mk7 generation, which was filmed during a drag racing competition in Germany, has just such an engine under the hood.

The engine from the Audi RS3 has been upgraded and now develops around 600 horsepower.

That’s a significant jump from the standard RS3 Sportback, which boasted 395bhp. and 480 Nm of torque, which were transmitted to the quattro all-wheel drive system via a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission.

Unfortunately, we cannot tell you how quickly a tuned Golf R accelerates to 100 km / h, but this value is most likely in the 3-second zone, given that the standard RS3 spends 4.1 for such a sprint to the first hundred. seconds.

One of the cars that lined up on the starting line next to the tuned VW Golf R that day was the RS3 Sportback. The race starts at the time mark at 2:40.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the tuned Audi RS3 fought the BMW M2 CS and Mercedes-AMG A45 S in drag racing. A team of enthusiasts from the YouTube channel carwow decided to test whether the modernized version of the Audi RS3, thanks to its additional power, can overtake the BMW M2 CS and Mercedes-AMG A45 S in a straight line race.