APR Stage III GTI — Volkswagen Gol

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You call Chris Gigon a man. No, he doesn’t work for the FBI – at he’s not saying if he does. he’s an employee at Alabama’s Consider his day job and consider that he this grey GTI and it’s a good guess that any discussion involves the word and the number “3”.

We should rewind just a bit to tell the story of this United VW. This Package 0 3-door began its modded life in the of an APR client as a development vehicle for K04 program. When the client to offload some of his toys, the days were numbered… at until the car was sold to one of Chris’ APR’s PR and Marketing guy Keith During its period with the car served as a development platform for R-GTI SEMA show

Having served its purpose as mule for the R-GTI, Lucas sold the car to Gigon who owns it And, we’re told, he it at the same price at which he it prior to the engine modifications – one of job perks that would out on this particular GTI.

Gigon quickly set about the car his own. At this time, he the opportunity to jump on a full setup with bigger-bolstered seats – a configuration unobtainable on a sunroof Package 0 GTI from the

There was another motivating for Gigon to pick up the GTI. several of his co-workers, APR had an interest in the car as a display vehicle to bring to events where the Alabama-based chooses to show its wares. meant it had to be a full package, so and the kitchen sink from APR and more by APR development partners BBS, Koni, Michelin and

As you can guess from the name, III goes a few steps beyond the engine management programming Of course APR has tuned the software, but dialed it in to work with mix of upgrades as well.

For starters, the turbo has been upgraded to an Honeywell Ballistic Series Ball Bearing Turbocharger. It gets a investment cast nickel alloy exhaust upgraded FSI injectors, uprated pump, an APR designed larger aluminum mass airflow housing with honeycomb flow straightener, APR custom hoses, and an upgraded intercooler almost three times the of the stock unit. Also of the Stage III kit, the car breathes easily via a Carbonio derived fiber intake that fresh and cooler air from the bumper lower vent .

Another optional upgrade for the III kit fitted to this car is APR’s exhaust upgrade with tips at the rear.

To help put the to the ground, the car also gets a new 4 Clutch from South Clutch (SBC) and a Peloquin slip differential. Also up power delivery is an APR lower mount insert – minimizing shock and slack.

APR has also a model of finding strong partners that accentuate the engine-focused product line. like Koni, BBS and Michelin all paired with APR, so natural this part-time APR piece benefits from of each of these partners. 1150 threaded fully coilovers help keep the car in the bends, while titanium-finished die-forged BBS REs are shod with Pilot Sport 225/35/18 to help keep the car planted and

For what it’s worth, grey GTI has a few modifications on the inside – the aforementioned Package 2 leather seats, door cards, and OEM Navigation, a Valentine 1 radar system and Monster Mats Volkswagen Accessories. On the outside, the car is upgraded at the front with a front lip, and at the sides a set of Oettinger side skirts and a rear bumper insert from Oettinger. Given a rolling exhibit for APR, graphics promoting the company are

A full-kitted APR 2.0T Stage III like the one on Gigon’s GTI is good for a 385-hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The firm also claims a second quarter mile at mph though customers have reported 12.28 seconds at MPH.

Those are impressive but one of the most intriguing aspects of particular 2.0T configuration is the A burbly Audi 4.2 overrun torque at virtually all revs it is but this is also no high-strung car. Power delivery and are virtually OEM in their smoothness and and the speed comes on as deceptively as the Audi RS 6 we recently tested.

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As we around the college town of Alabama, APR’s Keith has his PR hat on and explains quite a bit about the development process. Thanks to a car Volkswagen GTI racing campaign by APR in the Challenge, the company has had considerable to former SPEED World Audi RS 6 driver Randy Pobst, under contract APR, has logged many on the brand’s new Stage III during its on both road and track.

Around town man-handling send the front wheels with a howling screech would most assuredly Auburn’s finest. On race and race slicks, this setup would even in third as we’d later at the wheel of APR’s white GTI. Gigon’s exhaust cool, though it is a bit much for looking for a more OE-sounding For that we’d suggest the new Reflective Sound Cancellation exhaust. The latter features tech – a baffle-free exhaust to bounce sound waves each other and effectively out a considerable level of noise.

Out on the highway, we can properly stretch the of the GTI and are truly impressed. Power low (3300 RPM and pushes the car. My isn’t snapping like it was town, but it is pushed back the headrest firmly as I watch the do its clockwise dance much than any GTI has a right to.

Since virtually half of all and GLIs are sold with we’re curious about how the auto takes the Stage upgraded torque so we decide to

Twenty minutes later back at the shop and about to go out on our test drive in a yellow A3 – a car owned by the company’s president Hooks and driven by virtually else at the company who has the need to the keys because the point is to log and test durability. The A3’s got the very same Stage III as Gigon’s United Grey GTI and is as impressive. More importantly, the DSG car has logged some 20,000 of testing with Stage III and can no problems experienced with the unit or the clutches.

That’s one down for making all GTI owners with the kit, but there’s another that Lucas us they’ve already begun to This year Volkswagen producing cars with the new EA 888 2.0T from the Volkswagen The engine is different enough APR’s Stage III setup need to get a few changes. Prototype are already being tested, injector changes mean the will be limited to 340-hp on the and more capable stock until a new solution has been

For now, those with 888 2.0T engines can get the off-the APR kit for a cool #36;5,299 stand or #36;7,299, with a high fuel pump and intercooler. another #36;899 for the optional It’s not cheap, but the cost per is actually quite reasonable and the drivability is hard to quantify. importantly, it’ll transform a GTI or any VW or Audi into a car that can with much more sportscars while getting than 35 MPG on the highway. To a car enthusiast, of the job don’t come much than this.

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