VW Golf GTI Mk V Tuned by Schmidt Revolution

Some might say that I burn the Mk VI a lot, but that’s just because it never managed to change the game like its predecessor did. Think about it for a second - when the model was first shown in 2003 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, it blew just about every other hot hatch out of the water. DSG, a good sound system, a discrete but muscular body, you could have anything with the Mk V. These days, you can pick up a used one for under €10,000 and it’s still a decent motor.
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That’s basically why the more rounded GTI has so many fans in the tuning scene and we are not surprised that people are pushing that 2.0-liter TFSI to the max. This latest project comes from Germany's Schmidt Revolution, and also brings subtle exterior mods.

The engine has been fitted with a STO-chip Tuning ECU chip, a new air box and the same sort of center-mounted double exhaust as the R. The result - a GTI with 275 hp instead of the usual 200 hp.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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