The tuners at Schmidt Revolution have released a new program for the VW Golf GTI Mk5. Looking very aggressive, the tuned Volkswagen sports car received a new sport suspension, dual exhaust system, and OEM R32 rear bumper. Meanwhile, new 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Marangoni high performance tires bring all the exterior modifications together.
It is now time to prepare for the VW Beetle tuning wars as ABT Sportsline has just released some images of their initial renderings. Last month we saw some styling improvements from the Volkswagen enthusiast website VWVortex, and now we have the “Speedle” version from ABT. They will have several performance kits available for the VW Beetle, produing 140 HP for the 1.2 TSI engine, 210 HP for the 1.4 TSI, and 240 horsepower for the flagship 2.0 TSI powerplant. Diesel models will range from 125-170 HP, however the VW tuners are still manufacturing the parts and won’t be in customer hands until September.
The Volkswagen Golf R is the latest car to receive an upgrade package from the tuning company Wimmer RS. Dubbed the Red Devil, this kit adds and impressive power boost to the Golf. Modifications begin with an ECU upgrade, re-fitted turbochargers and piping, custom injection nozzles, TFSI tuning, and aftermarket connecting rods. The list of custom work continues with new lamp coating, cylinder heads, larger intercooler, oil cooler, new intake system, additional oil pump, and an improved crankshaft. But wait, there’s still more for the VW Golf R. The Wimmer RS engineers installed a second low pressure fuel pump, sport camshafts, and a handmade stainless steel exhaust system with a sport catalyst converter.
At the 2010 Waterfest event this year, Volkswagen surprised tuning enthusiasts with the latest custom tuned VW Jetta. Already fitted with several parts from the Volkswagen Accessories catalog, the all new 2011 Jetta received a new front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper, rear spoiler lip, and a black wheel package. When looking at the exterior styling, you will see similar traits of Audi lineage in the design, but mostly in the rear design and taillights. As we speak, the media is now testing the 2011 VW Jetta, which I’m sure we’ll have some interesting reviews once Volkswagen launches their ad campaigns. This custom tuning also shows the fact that there are some die-hard fans of Volkswagen of America, capable of modifying any new car they can get their hands on.
The VW Golf IV R32 is an older model loved by many as the perfect tuning project. With a sure surplus of fans, this car has been one many have pushed to gain every ounce of power. The latest in the challenge, the German tuning specialist MTE, gave their Golf R32 IV a mean military-themed camouflage look to fit their BiTurbo2. With the stock R32, you might expect a 3.2-liter V6 pushing 241bhp with 320Nm (236 lb-ft) torque. After the tuning team over at MTE made a few upgrades and adjustments, they were able to achieve 790hp and 1,200Nm (885lb-ft) out of the Volkswagen Golf. That’s about 500hp more than MTE’s BiTurbo1. How you might ask?