Usually we’re jealous of cars that are available only in Europe, but now our envy is traveling to Asia for a Singapore-only Volkswagen. The Golf V GTI is going out with a bang in the Orient with a model called the V50. The 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine goes from 197 hp engine and is upgraded to 250 hp (40 more than the new Golf VI GTI), and the 0 to 60 mph time drops from 7.2 seconds to 5.6. This Audi S3-like power and performance is courtesy of a Stage 1 ECU tuning.
The package also includes Pirelli “P Zero” 18-inch alloy wheels and tires, and an upgrade to the brakes and brake discs and calipers from the Golf R32. While we don’t have any pricing info on the package, it does come with a three-year warranty from VW.