Impressive numbers for a Golf R, but you wonít be finding this specific model on any showroom floor. Thatís because it was tuned by APR themselves, spending an eye watering $18,000 in mods.
With headquarters in Opelika, Alabama, the company has been massaging every drop of performance out of Volkswagen and Audi vehicles for two decades.
Their latest Golf R project seems to be living up to the tunerís reputation, at least thatís what we gathered from Jalopnikís
latest review of it. Looking at the list of modifications, it seems like this model is a running catalogue for APR, with a 2.0T crate engine upgraded with beefier internal components to handle a Stage 3+ turbocharger System.
Combined with a set of APR flow-formed wheels and itís enough to ďsucks your skin to the seat and blurs every cell in your brain thatís not dedicated to driving.Ē
On paper, the charged Golf R can deliver 470 horsepower and 425 ft-lbs of torque with 91 octane gas. According to APR, if you were to fill the tank with race fuel then the numbers are bumped up to 536 hp and 475 ft-lbs or torque. A staggering difference compared to the standard Golf Rís 292 hp and 280 ft-lbs.
Perhaps the company will offer 8 th gen Golf buyers similar performance mods as well.