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.