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    Published on 07-07-2012 07:12 PM
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    What Boba Motoring continues to do with their MK2 Golf is simply astounding. As if it was not enough that this is the fastest Golf in the world recently running 8's in the 1/4 mile (8.89@165) they decided to take it up to the 200 MPH mark setting a top speed record for the Golf. They actually turned the boost down for this run to 2.6 bar (37 psi) from the 55 psi used with the large Precision turbo for the record 1/4 mile run. If they want to, they have the power to easily exceed the 200 MPH (322 km/h) they hit. Check out the video below. ...
    Published on 07-07-2012 12:27 AM
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    This on again off again Volkswagen takeover of Porsche is finally taking place after some creative Porsche financial maneuvering saved almost $2 billion in taxes. With that extra $2 billion put toward the deal it allows Volkswagen to purchase the 50.1% of Porsche stock it does not already own for the sum of $5.61 billion. Porsche and VW stocks shot up on the news making this a lucrative deal for everyone involved. VW will officially take control August 1st and the long back and forth saga finally comes to an end. ...
    Published on 06-26-2012 09:34 PM
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    This is the same vehicle that previously ran a 9.08@163. Boba Motoring now raised the bar breaking into the 8's with a 8.89@165. This vehicle is a MK2 Golf with 4Motion all wheel drive. Only a 2500 pound curb weight. The engine is a 16 Valve 1.8 liter with a Garrett GTX420R turbo on E85 fuel. Power is around the 920 horse mark at 55 psi fed through a 4-Speed sequential dog box. New World Record for what already was the fastest Golf in the world. Congratulations to Boba-Motoring. ...
    Published on 06-23-2012 01:11 AM
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    The turbocharger the MKVI Golf R comes with stock is the well known K04 turbo. This turbo accounts for a good portion of the torque and horsepower gains the Golf R gets over the GTI and is capable of over 300 horsepower. For those wanting more however enter APR with the Garrett GTX2867R turbo. APR wanted to add more than the K04 was capable of but they did not want to make a big sacrifice in response and spool. The goal was a streetable turbo upgrade. ...
    Published on 06-20-2012 12:15 AM
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    The C63 AMG with the P31 Performance Package is a very formidable car putting down just under the 400 wheel horsepower mark stock. For a Golf R to be able to run with a P31 C63 from a roll it is going to need some serious upgrades and this Golf R definitely has some work done to it courtesy of German tuner HGP. We do not have the exact specs but according to HGP's website their highest tuning package for the Golf R offers 446 horsepower which is exactly what it would take for a DSG Golf R to be able to run door to door with a P31 C63. ...
    Published on 06-19-2012 01:17 AM
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    The Golf R uses an older 2.0 turbo design that is referred to as the FSI. For these motors, APR believes there is a lot of power to be picked up in the heads when going for big boost such as their Stage 3 and Stage 4+ packages. APR purchased a Centroid 5 axis head porting machine (see it in action in the video below) which allows APR engineers to create identically ported heads every time they are loaded onto the machine. ...
    Published on 06-14-2012 04:00 PM
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    Great news for 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and CC owners. AWE-Tuning has released their K04 turbo kit for these 2.0 TSI platforms. The kit is claimed to be good for 360 horses with the GIAC tune. The hardware is available with or without software. The factory fuel system is capable of supporting the power capability of the hardware. Pricing on the hardware is competitive retailing at $1995 without software and $2495 with software. ...
    Published on 06-14-2012 12:10 AM
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    APR does absolutely great work on the VW platforms and this is no different. Eventually in builds taken to a high level the rods and pistons become a weak point in the 2.0 motors. APR suggests upgrading the rods when going beyond the Stage 3 pump gas level. The pistons here use the same compression ratio as the stock Golf R which APR feels is best and are coated in heat resistant material. APR also does a balance shaft delete which frees up some rotational mass. ...
    Published on 06-12-2012 03:11 PM
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    This is just an absolutely absurd Volkswagen Golf and we love it. The car in the video below is a MK2 Golf that has been retrofitted with 4Motion all wheel drive. The car runs a 1.8 lite 16 valve motor on E85 fuel with a Garrett GTX4202R turbo for about 900 horsepower. Combine that with a 2500 pound curb weight and you get a mean VW Golf. The ECU was tuned by Boba Motoring in Germany and they claim this is the fastest Golf in the world. ...
    Published on 06-06-2012 09:10 AM
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    Autocar reports the next generation MK7 Golf GTI is getting a boost to 260 horsepower putting it on par with the Golf R and topping the GTI Edition 35. The next generation GTI will also be getting a drop in weight thanks to use of aluminum. In order to put this amount of power down through a front wheel drive drivetrain Volkswagen is giving it a new VAQ differential which employs and electronically controlled Haldex clutch. ...
    Published on 06-02-2012 11:54 PM
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    Well, looks like VW is going to give us the R-Line CC later in the year. Is this big news? Well, not exactly as the changes are minimal. It is the same 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder but it will be mated to an optional 6-speed manual in addition to the DSG dual clutch transmission. Exterior changes are made as well with a sportier front bumper, side skirts, and R-Line logos. Shaded taillights are also included as well as what VW describes as "dramatic" 18 inch wheels. Dramatic? Well, we did not make it up check out the press release below. ...
    Published on 06-01-2012 07:11 AM
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    VW Canada states that the Amarok pickup is being "evaluated" for the Canadian market. We hate to butt in here but there is a much bigger market than Canada that LOVES the pick up truck. There also is plenty of room in this sector as there is not a single mid-size diesel options we can think of. A fuel efficient mid-size with a diesel putting out 177 horses and 310 pound-feet of torque? What is there to debate really, this is a big hole in the market. ...
    Published on 05-29-2012 11:35 PM
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    The Golf R is definitely a cool little hatch that attempts to fill the void left by the absence of the R32. The car has a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4 with a horsepower boost to 256. It also gets all wheel drive and a 6-speed manual. The 3407 pound curb weight is not terrible and the all wheel drive is not a huge weight penalty adding roughly 100 pounds. 14.4@97.2 by Insideline for the manual version is certainly respectable but a DSG would be quicker. We wish VW would offer the trans in the USA with the Golf R already. ...
    Published on 05-14-2012 05:31 AM
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    This is a bit of disappointing news. Volkswagen has decided against entering Formula 1 for the 2014 season. The new VW Motorsport director Jost Capito stated, "I've got my hands full with the WRC right now and we have to focus on that. This is the very much the main motorsport programme for us and the board is watching it very closely. I think that's what we have to deliver." ...
    Published on 04-28-2012 01:31 AM
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    APR has released a new exhaust option for the MKVI Golf R called RSC (reflective noise cancellation). The exhaust is designed to eliminate drone while still giving maximum performance. There is no cutting required with this exhaust. The exhaust is available as a full turbo back, catback, or downpipe only. Pricing respectively is $1799.00, $1041.30, and $755.10. Gains stock with just the full exhaust are 10 horses or up to 25 horses with the APR tune. ...

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