When Volkswagen unveiled the Golf R everyone was impressed. Called "the strongest Golf produced", the Golf R delivers 270 HP at 6,000 RPM and makes the 0-60mph sprint in 5.7 seconds. Not exactly a car we’d classify as a highlight on a any of our pages, but impressive enough for a Golf. Of course, not everyone thought so. Instead, Wimmer Tuning looked at the Golf R and said, "we can do better." After that, the „RED DEVIL V-Projekt“, an impressive tuning package for the Golf R, was born and brought with it an amazing 478 HP.
In order to obtain this impressive performance, the tuner had a lot of work to do. We’re talking engine electronics tuning, turbocharger tuning, changes in the piping and injection nozzles, TFSI tuning, tuning of the crank shaft, and tuning of the connecting rods. Wimmer also provided changes of the lamp coating, cylinder head, large aftercooler, air intake system, and air intake pipe. They weren’t done there either. The tuner then went on to add an additional fuel oil heater, another oil pump, and sport camshafts. Finishing it off was a completely handmade high-grade steel sports exhaust system with 84 mm in diameter, a 100 - cells sports catalyst converter, and a race sport coupling. The result in an impressive 478 HP (up from 270) and 610 NM of torque. Top speed has also been increased to 180 mph.
Much more impressive than the Volkswagen Golf GTI that Wimmer tuned last year, the tuning package for the Golf R actually makes us want to take a ride in one, which is not a typical scenario for us. Wimmer absolutely hit the ball out of the park with this one. Nice job, fellas!
Press release after the jump.
Wimmer RS gives you wings with Golf 6 R - 478 hp and 610 Nm
When a street car is presented by Wimmer RS, one of the most important players on the tuning arena, everything must be perfect – while Germany is slowly preparing for winter, the tyres are still squeaking on the „RED DEVIL V-Projekt“. Standing by a power-circulating gear testing machine show the profs from Solingen, what the car is capable of: Thorsten Wimmer and his crew make the model Golf 6 R race, on the high-speed line and autobahn. The RED DEVIL V is not only fast, but also runs stable.
The Solingen tuning specialist Wimmer RS gives you wings with the new Golf 6 R 2.0 TFSI.
And an extensive engine tuning program: Wimmer RS increases the efficiency stage V, now Golf R has about 478 hp, instead of the common for this series 270 hp. And the torque increases up to sensational 610 Nm (range 350 Nm) and the car is stopped by 291 km/h due to electronic system. That means a power/weight ratio of 3,04 kg/hp.
Among various aspects of the provided by the company engine tuning the following could be mentioned: engine electronics tuning, tuning of turbocharger incl. pipe, changes of injection nozzles, the TFSI tuning, tuning of the connecting rods, changes of lamp coating, cylinder head, large aftercooler, additional fuel oil heater, changes in the air intake system, air intake pipe, tuning of th crank shaf, or another oil pump, of the second low pressure fuel pump und sport camshafts, so as an completely handmade high-grade steel sports exhaust system with 84 mm in diameter, a 100 - cells sports catalyst converter and a race sport coupling.
For a better road stability Wimmer RS proposes a coil spring set and helical spring set, which can from the one side lower the car and adds a sports note to the car.
As option Wimmer RS offers modifying of a high performance brake system, which bites cruel on the front and rear axle. This also provides distinctly improved delay rates and so as the increased efficiency stage V, and also suits perfectly to an „usual“ street traffic.