After test-driving the 2010 Volkswagen GTI for a week, we were left thinking that when it comes to hot hatchbacks – it doesn’t get better than this German little 3-door. But then there was a company by the name of Wimmer RS who decided to prove us wrong.
Meet Wimmer RS and their performance upgrade package for the GTI. With an optimized turbo loader with manifold, the use of a sports CAT, the adaptation of the intake system, the modified fuel pump, innovative injection valves, piston rod and intercooler along with a high grade steel sports exhaust system, Wimmer managed to squeeze out a total of 386-hp with a maximum torque of 336 lb-ft. While Wimmer didn’t release any 0-62 figures, it said that top speed now comes in at 166 mph.
Other performance enhancing features include a height-adjustable HR sports coilover suspension system.
Check out the press release after the jump.
Wimmer RS 2010 Volkswagen GTI:
Understatement Golf GTI with 386 hp ““ by Wimmer RS
November 2009 — Wimmer RS from Solingen has for a long time established its reputation by spectacular car conversions. Nevertheless, strict appropriateness for daily use is also programmed by Wimmer RS. VW Golf VI GTI 2.0 TFSI with its powerful 211 hp engine is a thoroughbred sports car already ex works. After a kind of fitness cure at Wimmer RS tuning forgery, the little sports car will definitely become a weapon.
Now, GTI turbo engine generates full 386 hp with the torque of 455 Nm. This is due to an optimized turbo loader with manifold, the use of a sports CAT, the adaptation of the intake system, the modified fuel pump, innovative injection valves, piston rod and intercooler as well as high grade steel sports exhaust system. Don’t forget the proprietary engine electronics and the modification of the TSI-unit. All this provides for the maximum speed of 267 km/h or 166 mph respectively. For safety reasons Solingen has furthermore installed a sports clutch that guarantees better power transmission and very high driving stability.
Concerning the wheels, Wimmer RS gives the choice of 18-, 19- and 20” rims. As top of the pops the Solinger car tuner offers a complete wheel set of Motec “Antares” in 8×20 inches with Dunlop Sport Maxx GT 235/30 ZR 20 high performance tyres.
The GTI handling has been moreover optimized by the height-adjustable HR sports coilover suspension system.
More information about the large Wimmer RS Improvement – program is available at www.wimmer-rst.de or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– By: Kap Shah
Source: Wimmer RS (via AutoBlog)