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.
The German tuning company MR Car Design has released this Volkswagen Eos for the girls out there looking to hook up their ride. This “Girlz Style” kit goes over the top with Swarovski rose colored stones outlining the wheels which have been wrapped in Dunlop tires. Behind the rims you will find pink painted brake calipers, while a unique suspension package drops the VW Eos up to 50 mm. Under the hood is a 1,400cc turbocharged powerplant that connects to a new pressure-optimized stainless steel exhaust system holding 85 mm tips.
Russian tuners Total Race have released this insane video of their recently modified Volkswagen Touareg W12 doing epic burnouts. The custom VW Touareg W12 SUV sounds amazing, and this comes from the 6.0-liter powerplant holding twin-turbochargers. Performance tuning on the Volkswagen consists of a ProEFI EMS system along with a “Smart” all-wheel drive assembly which offers the option of send all the power to the rear wheels. Exactly how much power you ask? Well it has been said that this VW Touareg W12 produces around 1,500 awhp! Watch the videos of the Volkswagen Touareg to see for yourself.
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.
Fresh off the dyno, Hofele Design released a fancy tuning package for the new Volkswagen Touareg II called the Royal GT 470. It features a few styling parts including the modified fascias, revised grille, and wheel arch extensions. A stainless steel exhaust system was installed, as well as an electronic lowering module to lower the light SUV up to 40 mm. We’re not too sure about the chrome alloy wheel choice that the tuners went with on this Volkswagen Touareg, however they are available from 20-22 inches and wrapped in high performance tires.
The new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is sure to be on many tuning companies list when it debuts on the showroom floors in September. It sort of reminds me of the Porsche Panamera when looking from the side, but it is said this design came inspired from the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which was performed by VWvortex. Either way it is definitely a better look for the Beetle RS, since most of the owners of the previous model were female. It now carries that long lost swagger to attract the male tuning crowd and all the dedicated Volkswagen enthusiasts.
With the Super Bowl less than 24 hours away, here is a recap of the best Super Bowl car commercials last year. Many people who watch the super bowl only watch it for the commercials. Others are simply watching because everyone else is, and they’re at a super bowl party. However, a true sports fans know it’s more than just a 3-hour episode of commercials, and this year’s match up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers should be a classic. There were several major car manufacturer’s and companies from last year’s Buper Bowl commercials, including Audi, Dodge, Hyundai, Kia, Volkswagen, Bridgestone, and Cars.com. Hit the jump to see which was your favorite, and stay tuned for this year’s lineup, but more importantly, the game.
The Volkswagen Polo GTI is the latest car to be customized by the renowned suspension experts from H&R. Using their specially developed components on this VW hatchback, the tuners were able to improve the handling and driving dynamics. From the factory, the VW Polo GTI comes with 180 hp and a 7-gear double clutch transmission, however the focus for this project was the suspension. H&R was able to lower the car by 20 mm in the front, and 30 mm at the rear, while the option to drop the car 45 mm is still possible. Further improvements to the Volkswagen GTI Polo include an adjustable Monotube coilover suspension, H&R stabilizers, and TRAK+ wheels spacers made from high tensile aluminum alloy for superior strength.
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.
The tuning company at CFC teamed up with MK Soundstyle in Nuess, Germany to put together this custom program for the Volkswagen Golf GTI sport hatch. As far as the exterior goes, the Golf GTI only received a matte silver paint job with a new set of bespoke wheels. The new paint costs 1,500 Euros, while the tuners added a few extra elements to make it more attractive. For the stance on this Volkswagen, CFC installed an upgraded suspension kit that goes for 749 Euros. A new high performance exhaust system from Eisenmann gives it a throaty sound, and the engine tuning came next.
The car tuners from McChip have released a new performance kit for the Volkswagen Golf R recently. Several upgrades were made including styling improvements and engine tuning. The VW Golf R received a new set of springs from H&R to lowering the ride height, and a wheel package made up of 19-inch OZ Ultraleggera wheels wrapped in high performance Michelin Pilot Sport Club tires was installed. Pricing for the suspension springs is only 350 Euros, while the new rims and tires go for 3,190 Euros. But more important were the upgrades that McChip performed under the hood of the Volkswagen Golf R.