If a juicy rumor from early 2020 is to be considered, Volkswagen initially supposed to cram in Audi’s inline-5 engine from the RS3 inside the Golfing R Mk8. However, legend has it the Four Rings claimed no, forcing the peeps from Wolfsburg to depend on their 2.-liter 4-pot and extract a bit more muscle mass. The operator of a Golfing R Mk7.five took matters into his personal palms and obtained rid of the stock engine to swap it with Ingolstadt’s 2.five-liter unit.
This style of engine swap is far from getting new as we’ve found our fair share of very similar initiatives above the decades, but this has to be the cleanest and most impressive construct consequently far. It truly is from The Netherlands and the vehicle belongs to Instagram person gry_r800, who comes about to have 25,000 followers on that social media platform. His channel is all about the scorching hatch, from the early days of taking shipping and delivery of the Golfing R to the tiny monster it is now.
The heavily modified VW was not too long ago captured on digicam showing its immaculate engine bay, finish with its sweet-sounding TFSI. The engine in problem carries the DAZA codename, this means it’s the unique edition of the outgoing RS3 in advance of Audi ran into troubles with making it WLTP compliant. Fairly than developing the stock 395 hp and 354 pound-ft (480 Newton-meters) of torque, it now pumps out supercar stages of electric power.
German aftermarket professional SAR-Turbotechnik was in charge of the engine swap and fitted the inline-5 unit with a TTE700 package from The Turbo Engineers. MTR-Functionality managed the software package and the end outcome is a Golfing R able of developing above 800 horsepower and 800 Newton-meters (590 pound-ft) of torque. Certainly, that is more than even VW’s personal bonkers Golfing GTI W12-650.
The Audi-powered Golfing R Mk7.five shares the highlight with a further heavily tuned edition, this time about an Mk6 with a TTE480 pack.