Thread: 300 horsepower and completely defeatable stability control for next generation MKVII Golf R? Yep, and a lower price
04-13-2013, 06:28 AM #1
300 horsepower and completely defeatable stability control for next generation MKVII Golf R? Yep, and a lower price
This is pretty good news for VW Golf fans as the new Golf R will sport 300 horsepower which is a nice improvement over the MKVI Golf R in the USA which featured a 256 horsepower 2.0 liter turbocharged motor. It appears that basically the Golf R will mimic the Audi S3 which has 300 horsepower out of its 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor. So, nothing all that unique for the Golf R engine wise although it definitely is an improvement.
A nice piece of news though is that the traction control will finally be completely defeatable allowing one to prevent any electronic nannies from intervening. On the GTI this is not a possibility. The four wheel drive system will also be tweaked with a new differential designed to eliminate understeer.
The car will make its debut in at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September of this year and is expected to have a slightly lower asking price than the previous model. Hopefully there is also more to offer than just a re-skinned Audi S3 with some software changes.
04-13-2013, 11:56 AM #2
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04-13-2013, 01:57 PM #4
The stability control in the 2012 R and Gti can be defeated. Someone cracked some coding that can be done via Vag Com
I hope this comes to the US with the DSG. Would be a really fun car with a gtx turbo on it
04-13-2013, 02:01 PM #5
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05-10-2013, 03:13 PM #8
Damn, so I should wait for a 2014 Golf R...2010 e92 M3 Jet Black | DCT | ESS Tuned | Akrapovic Slip-on | Challenge X-pipe | AFE Intake | 18" Volk TE37SL | KW V3 Coilovers | RPI Scoops | Under Drive Pulley
2007 e92 Mont. Blue 335i | 6MT | COBB Tuned | Quaife 3.46 LSD | Helix FMIC | AA DPs | HKS Exhaust | DCI | Stett CP w/ Forged DVs | KWv2 Coilovers | UUC Sway Bars & SSK | HPF Stg 2 Clutch | HFS-4 | M3 Suspension Bits | DEFIVfab Diff Lockdown Kit | Stoptech Trophy BBK
05-11-2013, 12:23 AM #9