APS Modifies the Volkswagen Golf R

The Volkswagen Golf is not only one of the top representatives of the hot hatch segment, but also a vehicle that comes with a high tuning potential. The latest aftermarket developer to take advantage of this is the British company APS. The company is offering a number of tech goodies for the 270 hp, all-wheel-drive incarnation of the Golf.

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
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