The Volkswagen Golf GTI's tuning potential has been the yardstick by which many other sport compacts have been measured. Over the last three decades, intrepid tuners have tweaked the original hot hatch in every conceivable manner and Oettinger decided to continue the tradition on the recently released Golf GTI "Edition 30."

The limits of the direct-injection engine under the GTI's hood is still in the process of being explored, and Oettinger is offering two different packages to its power-hungry customers.

The Stage 1 kit boosts power from 230 HP to 305 HP, while bringing torque up to 295 lb.-ft., all with a simple remapping of the stock ECU. The one-upped GTI can dispatch the run to 60 in just over six seconds and on to a top speed of 158 MPH.

If that isn't enough, the Stage 2 kit swaps out the stock exhaust with a stainless steel sport setup, along with a new intercooler and a carbon fiber "ram air" intake. Power is increased to 330 HP and 317 lb.-ft. of torque, which drops the 0-60 time another .3 seconds.

If and when the "Edition 30" makes its way across the pond, we hope that Oettinger decides to offer up its wares on this side of the planet.

[Source: Carscoop]

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