CCM Glimpse: “Under Pressure”
Vehicle: Volkswagen Golf IV R32
Performance: modified crankshaft, Precision-PT6235 turbocharger, the engine compartment equipped with a catch tank and an additional fuel pump, HPerformance boost intercooler, HPerformance piping and suction system, flap-controlled exhaust system and fully customizable electronic Boost-Controller – the peak output of the vehicle is 500-650 HP
Handling: bigger brake disks, Bilstein-(B)16 adjustable shock absorbers, H&R stabilizers, Recaro Pole Position seats
Official Press Release by HPerformance:
HIGH ACCURACY OF “UNDER PRESSURE” in R32 by HPERFORMANCE
HPerformance is known for its optimization methods applied to a large series of Volkswagen and Porsche vehicles far beyond the borders of Baden-Württemberg Osterburken. Due to its team of specialists, the company has a long-term experience in working with models S, R and RS. Any customer request — no matter how unusual it is — comes into fruition in the course of a routine work.
This time, the team led by the director of the company Tobias HÄFNER has chosen Golf IV R32. Due to the development of a modified crankshaft, a strong vehicle with engine capacity of 3.2 liter almost by means of reducing the capacity turned into R32 with engine capacity of 3.0 liters, that is, the so-called “R30”. Though this measure has led to a slight reduction of the turning torque, the rotating speed increased significantly. HPerformance equipped the engine with other radius rods in order to prevent fraction of the original connecting rod. The heart and the distinguishing characteristic of the engine is Precision-PT6235 turbocharger, therefore, R32 very rarely gets “under pressure”.
To ensure the access of fuel the engine compartment is equipped with a catch tank and an additional fuel pump. Boost intercooler and related piping and suction system are individual elements specially developed by HPerformance, in other words installation of serial products is out of question. The same applies to flap-controlled exhaust system, which works with a terrifying noise fully corresponding with the sound typical for R32/30. The sound is wicked as hell. The brake system, by the way, has also completely changed. The brake discs on the front axle have a diameter of 356×32 mm, but on the rear axle their diameter is 304×28 mm. Moreover, adjustable shock absorber Bilstein-(B)16 is combined with H&R stabilizers.
In addition to the second load compartment the trunk is equipped with a carbon tube, upholstery and fire extinguisher are also special creations of HPerformance. Cabin seats are produced by Recaro and bear a beautiful name Pole Position.Finally, with regard to power and its adjustment it should be noted that the boost pressure and its characteristics can be adjusted with the help of fully customizable electronic “Boost-Controller”. Thus, the peak output of the vehicle is 500-650 HP. Modification price is 20.000 Euros!The accuracy of such detailed and lovingly performed work on a vehicle worth it, which can be easily seen on the example provided here.
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