The German tuners at Motoren Technik Mayer Tuning have just come out with a stellar example of the world’s favorite sport compact car, the Volkswagen GTI. While the standard Golf VI GTI comes from the factory with 210 HP 2.0 Liter TFSI four cylinder engine and the automaker planning on releasing a turbocharged all wheel drive version making an impressive 270 HP and will almost certainly carry a pretty premium. The new MTM VW GTI promises to deliver power on par with the Golf R and should save owners quite a few quid while doing it.
For the fraction of the difference between the two cars, owners can upgrade their front wheel drive hot hatch with MTM’s tuning program that raises output to match the Golf R at 270 HP but also raises torque to a total of 295 lb-ft of twist with a simple air filter and reflashed ECU that also raises the GTI’s top speed to 165 MPH. In order to handle the additional power MTM offers a variety of high performance clutches and a variety of Brembo brake setups to bring the high speed high jinks to a quick halt. Finishing off MTM’s latest show piece are a set of their signature Bimoto lightweight rims measuring 19 inches in diameter and finished in a similar black to compliment the decorative stripe that runs along the base of the doorsill. The German tuner is offering an all around upgrade for the Golf VI GTI that make it almost as good as the upcoming Golf R for a lot less money.