We’re happy to see Dario’s Golf R completed ahead of time for the MOTOR Magazine Hot Tuner Challenge. With all the mechanicals taken care of, a set of THR stickers completes what we feel will be a serious contender.
Dario, a small building business owner, came to Tunehouse with his new Golf R with pretty clear expectation. He wanted some refinement from his Golf R while not giving up any of the raw performance and ability on the street he got used to with his previous rides. It wasn’t long before the Golf R was transformed into exactly what Dario had envisaged. A car for all seasons!
Make/Model: 2010 VW Golf R
Kerb Weight: 1470kgs
Engine: 4-Cylinder FSI turbocharged with THR Spec R, Stage 3 Turbo / intake upgrade and THR Euro Flash Custom Tune
Power: 290+kW at the flywheel (including THR Stage 3 Upgrade) / 188kW Factory
Transmission: 6-Speed DSG transmission including THR Euro Trans Flash for revised shifting
Suspension: KW Coilovers, Whiteline upgraded sway bar bushes, mounts and THR ClubSport setup and alignment settings
Brakes: THR ClubSport brake pads using factory Golf R calipers
Wheels: ENKEI PF01 18 x 8.5 tyres: Toyo R888 Size: 235/40ZR18
• THR Spec R (Stage 3) Upgrade Package including:
• Tuned Exhaust Manifold and Revised Turbocharger.
• All inlet Plumbing replaced including Carbon Air Box and intake
• High Flow Front Mount Intercooler.
• THR Fuel Injectors and Stainless Steel Turbo Back Exhaust System
• THR Euro Flash (Ipgrade to Factory ECU) and Custom Dyno Tune
• THR Euro Trans Flash for faster / revised gear shifting and including launch control
• THR Clubsport Suspension Package:
• KW V3 Coilovers
• Whiteline upgraded swaybars and anti-lift kit
• Swaybar Links, Rear Beam Axle Bush Kit
• Front Control Arm Bush Kit, Bump Steer Correction Kit
• THR strut tops, setup and Wheel Alignment
• THR Clubsport Brake upgrade – THR Clubsport Brake Pads (suit factory calipers)
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