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APS energises GTI with 395Nm

2009-10-02 10:29
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Model APS Golf GTI
Engine 2l turbo
Power 186kW
Torque 395Nm
VW’s latest Golf GTI a trifle too civilised for you? Too impatient to wait for the new Golf R? How about a simple ECU chip nearer to 200kW?

Northamptonshire-based VW group (that includes Porsche coincidentally) service and tuning specialist APS has released a stage one power upgrade for the Golf VI GTI. 

The polished hot hatch receives a significantly remapped ECU, courtesy of the APS diagnostic technicians.

Power boosts from 155- to 186kW instantly, with peak rotational force increasing from 280- to a significant 395Nm.

These APS fettled outputs move Golf VI GTI closer to the like of Ford’s Focus RS and Mazda’s MPS, not to mention VW group family relation, Audi’s S3…

APS claims the newfangled power drops 0-100km/h acceleration times into the low six-second bracket, with top speed maxing out at 250km/h.

Perhaps the most attractive part of the APS stage one kit is not the price (£599 in the UK), but rather a parallel guarantee from APS which runs for the length of your official VW warranty. Nice.


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