Now that you have seen what the car can do from the factory, have a look at a modified GTI. After the German aftermarket tuner ABT Sportsline revealed their customization program for the Golf GTI, another hot rodder from the land of the Autobahn, MR CarDesign, decided to have a go at the VW with their own take on the GTI MkVI, upgrading both the vehicle’s straight line performances as well as the car’s handling abilities.

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI by MR CarDesign
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Keeping things simple under the hood, MR Car Design decided to upgrade the factory ECU with a reprogrammed unit that by itself takes the engine from producing 210HP and 206 lb-ft of torque to pump out 260HP and 280 lb-ft of twist. The extra 50 horsepower helps the modified GTI get to 60 MPH from a standing start in just 6.9 seconds, 0.3 seconds quicker than the standard version. The top speed is also increased to 164 MPH, up from the stock vehicle’s 148 MPH top speed. The new sports exhaust helps the GTI to achieve just the right note while dressing up the car’s rear end.

The GTI’s handling is taken to the next level with a fully adjustable set of KW coil-overs that allow the owner to fine tune the shocks and springs to achieve either the perfect ride height or even a 50/50 weight distribution. Power is nothing without control, so MR turned to Stoptech for one of their big red brake kits that ensures this GTI will be able to go from 60 to 0 as well as it goes from 0 to 60 MPH. Finishing off the package are a set of mesh designed Oxigen rims measuring 19 inches in diameter.


What do you think?


  (273) posted on 06.2.2011

Well, its a good thing that VW didn’t focused in enhancing the appearance of this car. However, the they did an impressive job here, boosting the power of this car up to 200+ hp!

  (474) posted on 06.1.2011

Well, I agree that the ABT have made an amazing modification on this car especially on the performance of this car, the hot rodder I have seen for aftermarket production.

  (596) posted on 05.10.2011

The spy team did amazing job here! I actually can’t wait for the actual photos to be released. I’ve been thinking the team risked everything to get a good angle. Job well done, spy team!

  (619) posted on 09.24.2010

There have been a ton of spy shots, honey comb grills, slightly larger then the current car, also something of the R32’s slatted grills left and right of the main opening.

  (325) posted on 08.4.2010

Couldn’t agree more. horrible car. I am very glad to see that the wheels don’t fit, it means that this will not be allowed to drive in my country.

  (182) posted on 07.16.2009

VW Golf is one special car. It has a natural sweep. I’ve read from somewhere that VW CEO Winterkorn would be investing in a Golf hybrid vehicle. Now that would make it more special.

  (183) posted on 07.16.2009

Among all the VW cars, I’m amazed with how VW was able to keep Golf’s simplicity and yet receive warm reception from the market. I just hope that they would make the design more complicated. Put stronger curves at the sides. And yeah. We all love its wheels.

  (180) posted on 07.16.2009

Reminds me of Honda Jazz. Only simpler and much more beautiful. The complicated design of the wheels complements its simplicity.

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