APS Modifies the Volkswagen Golf R
The tuner allows customers to choose between two levels of power. Stage one comes with an ECU remap, which raises the power to 304 hp. This can be ordered for a price of GBP445 (including VAT). Stage two includes a Milltek large bore turbo down pipe, high flow sport catalyst, as well as a choice of Milltek stainless steel sports exhausts, which come with a switchable electronic exhaust valve, 2.75 inch bore tubing and dual 100mm ceramic black tailpipes.
Customers who opt for the stage two upgrade can choose between a Milltek non-resonated cat-back system that is aimed at offering top performance and an extreme audio experience, or a resonated Milltek cat back exhaust that brings a refined approach, also benefiting from ECU type approval.
The second stage brings the hot hatch to around 316-326 hp, depending on the exhaust selection. This has a starting price of GBP1,999 (VAT included). The tuner also announced that it is working on a stage 3 package. This will include a modified turbocharger and will bring the game to 345 hp.
To handle the extra muscle, the car has also been gifted with suspension, brakes & rims upgrades:
• Three way adjustable Haldex Gen4 four wheel drive controller
• Sports lowering springs
• KW height and damping adjustable coilover suspension
• Uprated suspension bushes
• Brembo GT big brake kits
• 18 and 19 inch Sportec Mono 10 forged alloy wheels with Toyo tires