A few little things make a big difference.
The high-performance Golf R excited Volkswagen enthusiasts to no-end when it was officially unveiled. It may not have the roaring and rumbling VR6 used in the R32, but its new turbocharged inline-four is packed with potential. The team at Alpha-N Performance was able to take advantage of the mighty 2.0-liter, and added a few minor upgrades that make a big difference.
The 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged inline-six may not have the outright grunt or burbling voice that its VR6 predecessor had, but it’s still an engine that’s willing to make all four tires work for grip. The team at Alpha-N Performance had a simple, straightforward plan for the 2.0-liter that offers up some exciting performance.
Alpha-N Performance gave the Golf R a new EVOMS sports air filter kit to feed the engine even more air. A custom exhaust system was designed and installed that runs from the turbo all the way back to the dual center tailpipes to minimize backpressure. An EVOX systems chip tuning box ensures that everything works in harmony and output rises to an impressive 330 horsepower – up from the stock 256 ponies.
One of the best ways to improve overall performance is to reduce the rotating mass. With this in mind, the Alpha-N Performance team outfitted the Volkswagen Golf R with a new set of lightweight OZ Racing Ultraleggera HLT wheels with a Race Gold finish in an 8.0 x 20 setup with 235/30R20 tires. Add a new Road and Track suspension by Ohlins and the all-wheel drive Volkswagen Golf R becomes a quick hot hatch that isn’t afraid of the racetrack.
The new Volkswagen Golf R by Alpha-N Performance features all the available products that the German company offers. Pricing has not been released.
Alpha-N Performance Volkswagen Golf R Specifications
Displacement: 2.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: Inline-four
Maximum Horsepower: 330
-EVOMS sport air filter kit
-EVOX systems chip tuning box
-Stainless steel turboback exhaust system
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: OZ Racing Ultraleggera HLT lightweight alloys in Race Gold
Wheel Size: 8.0 x 20
Suspension: Ohlins Road and Track threaded chassis
Alpha-N Performance Volkswagen Golf R Gallery
Source: Alpha-N Performance