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    AWE TUNING WORLD RECORD: QUICKEST VW K04

    All I have to say is 120 mph trap and 11.87 in a 1/4 in a FWD K04 is too impressive to comprehend right now.



    The AWE Tuning in-house Mk6 GTI broke new ground again at NHRA Certified Cecil County Dragway with an 11.87 second ¼ mile. This time is the fastest quarter mile time to date for a TSI K04 powered vehicle, outright. A separate run produced a 120mph trap speed, which also makes this car the fastest top speed in the quarter mile, on record, in it’s class. “The previous record holder is a purpose built race car. We wanted to show the world that you don’t have to up your “stage” (and budget) to have the fastest car. Our AWE Tuning daily driver can take on cars that you can’t also drive to work.” states a smiling Director of Engineering, Chris Dollery. The AWE Tuning Mk6 GTI, which has been a commuter for select members of the AWE Tuning staff (and has even donned a car seat at times), ran with off the shelf G.I.A.C. software, and no prototype parts or engine modifications. The Mk6 Build List The build list on the in-house AWE Tuning daily driver is as follows: For this pass, AWE Tuning ran VP109 race fuel and removed the passenger seat and rear seat, the spare tire and the floor mats, standard practice for the drag strip. The car weighed in at 2825 lbs without the driver and 3032 with the driver. The official ¼ mile drag strip times can be found on VWVortex. Positions two through four are held by Stage 3 kits. “We operate at the intersection of extreme power and complete practicality. This new record demonstrates that,” remarked Jesse Kramer, AWE Tuning’s VP of Marketing. Software and Options File wise, the original, exclusive AWE Tuning "Road Race" file is recommended for anyone that does road course track driving in high heat environments. For the Road Race file, there is one file, both for 91 and 93 octane. This file recorded impressive results this summer in 100 degree testing. The updated file that was used (dubbed “High Output”) provides additional mid-range boost, while high rpm boost, ignition and air/fuel remain the same. The file is still well within the BorgWarner compressor map. Two versions of the G.I.A.C. High Output file are available, one for 91 octane and one for 93 octane.



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    I should have gotten to this earlier, impressive!

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    AWE Tuning sets quickest and fastest VW TSI 2.0t K04 1/4 mile record

    Congratulations to AWE Tuning! AWE's in house MKVI GTI set the ET record with a time of 11.87 at Cecil County Dragway. They also set the trap speed record with a 120 mph run. This is a front wheel drive car running on drag radials which is quite impressive. The previous record holder was a stripped out race car so for a street car on drag radials to hit these times with a K04 turbo, well, it's quite an achievement. Specs, timeslip, and video below.

    The build list on the in-house AWE Tuning daily driver is as follows:

    AWE Tuning TSI K04 Turbo Kit with G.I.A.C. Software
    AWE Tuning Turboback Exhaust System with Diamond Black Oval Tips
    AWE Tuning C|C|B (Cold Cone Box) Intake System
    AWE Tuning TSI Turbo Outlet Pipe
    AWE Tuning TSI S3 FMIC Intercooler Kit
    AWE Tuning Mk6 TSI Vent Mounted Boost Gauge Kit
    AWE Tuning TSI Boost Hose
    AWE Tuning/H&R 28mm Adjustable “Time Attack” Rear Swaybar
    AWE Tuning Sport Pedal Set
    Bilstein PSS-10 Coilovers
    StopTech 328mm Big Brake Kit
    Enkei RPF1 17x7.5 front wheels with Hoosier 225/45-17 drag radials (35 lb each side)
    16x6.5 steel rear wheels with 225/55-16 all-season tires (38 lb each side)
    For this pass, AWE Tuning ran VP109 race fuel and removed the passenger seat and rear seat, the spare tire and the floor mats, standard practice for the drag strip.

    The car weighed in at 2825 lbs without the driver and 3032 with the driver.

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