• Dec 7, 2009
Wimmer RS 386-hp GTI -- Click above for image gallery

Wimmer RS played around with a VW GTI, and this is the result: nothing too much on the outside and terror under the hood. The exterior, especially for a German tuner, is admirably untouched: just a set of 20-inch Motec Antares wheels, and a lower stance with height-adjustable coilovers.

Up front, though, the revisions take the 211-hp, 2.0-liter TFSI up to 386 hp and 336 ft-lb of torque. The upgraded grunt is courtesy of a new turbo and a thorough rework of the intake and manifold, injection valves, piston rods, fuel pump, and other sundries, along with a new software flash. Top speed is 166 mph, which just might be fast enough to outrun those graphics. Follow the jump for the press release, or have a look at it in the gallery of photos below.



[Source: Wimmer RS]

PRESS RELEASE

Understatement Golf GTI with 386 hp – by Wimmer RS

November 2009
-- Wimmer RS from Solingen has for a long time established its reputation by spectacular car conversions. Nevertheless, strict appropriateness for daily use is also programmed by Wimmer RS. VW Golf VI GTI 2.0 TFSI with its powerful 211 hp engine is a thoroughbred sports car already ex works. After a kind of fitness cure at Wimmer RS tuning forgery, the little sports car will definitely become a weapon.

Now, GTI turbo engine generates full 386 hp with the torque of 455 Nm. This is due to an optimized turbo loader with manifold, the use of a sports CAT, the adaptation of the intake system, the modified fuel pump, innovative injection valves, piston rod and intercooler as well as high grade steel sports exhaust system. Don't forget the proprietary engine electronics and the modification of the TSI-unit. All this provides for the maximum speed of 267 km/h or 166 mph respectively. For safety reasons Solingen has furthermore installed a sports clutch that guarantees better power transmission and very high driving stability.

Concerning the wheels, Wimmer RS gives the choice of 18-, 19- and 20" rims. As top of the pops the Solinger car tuner offers a complete wheel set of Motec „Antares" in 8x20 inches with Dunlop Sport Maxx GT 235/30 ZR 20 high performance tyres.

The GTI handling has been moreover optimized by the height-adjustable HR sports coilover suspension system.

More information about the large Wimmer RS Improvement - program is available at www.wimmer-rst.de or info@wimmer-rst.de.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I bet this puppy torque steers like nobody's business.
      • 5 Years Ago
      +1 for "stonking"
      • 5 Years Ago
      That should be quite fun on the twisties.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Be a fun car, but I rather have the package in a Audi A3 Quattro with the same motor. That would be a rocket then.
      • 5 Years Ago
      386HP in a FWD car is fun for about 15 minutes or until you try to accelerate from any speed less than 60 MPH, which ever comes first.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those wheels are nasty.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's FWD. Great at everything except WOT whereupon composure goes out the window.

      You don't buy 400 horse tuner packages to drive dainty.
      • 5 Years Ago
      386 hp and 336lb ft of torque in a front driver is a recipy for torque steer
      stock brakes with 386hp and 2 inch larger wheel size is a recipe for disaster
      • 5 Years Ago
      sounds like a handfull...but a lot of fun too!

      I cant complain about the power
      • 5 Years Ago
      386 hp out of a 2.0 liter? Impressive, but wonder how long it will last....
        • 5 Years Ago
        AWD is much harder on the drivetrain.

        Breaking the tires loose caps how hard you can twist things. Spreading that between four tires instead of two - all the more so in this pointless exercise in wrong wheel drive without a differential - lets you put a lot more stress on the entire drivetrain.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Longevity is most likely a non-issue. Tons of tuned Evo's and STI's with more power from 2.0L of displacement. My guess is that the AWD cars have a drivetrain longevity advantage vs. this FWD platform though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        but it's a VW...
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's amazing the state of the art of tuning DI engines is this advanced already.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. APR's Stage III kit (available for about as long as the MkV has been out), puts out a similar 382hp through use of pretty much all bolt-on equipment.

        http://goapr.com/products/stage3_trans20t.html

        I also don't think that double the HP is necessary for 166mph when a stock GTI will do 140mph prety easily.

        I will agree though that it was kind of amusing when these DI engines first came out that some enthusiasts were afraid that they would be more difficult/impossible to tune.
        • 5 Years Ago
        meh, APR's had a turbo swap for years now. I'm not that impressed, Chipped the 2.0T will do a speedo indicated 160 without issue.
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