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    Thread: Featured: AWE Tuning's Mk5 GTI

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      12-01-2010 05:26 PM #1


      As good as the fifth generation of the Volkswagen GTI may have been, there are always those who are looking for something a little more - perhaps a little more power. Perhaps a little more braking capability. Or, perhaps a little more sporting ride. Then, of course, there are those who want a lot more, and AWE Tuning, of Willow Grove, PA decided to build themselves a MKV GTI to demonstrate to their customers just how much more a “lot more” could be. The result was the car that they refer to as the GT370, for reasons that will soon become apparent.

      FULL STORY & GALLERY

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      12-01-2010 07:54 PM #3
      Yes, the car is a total monster. (I am the author.)

      Like is said in there, stay tuned for a look at what they did to a MKVI as well.

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      12-01-2010 09:07 PM #4
      It's actually tasteful, I like
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      12-02-2010 12:17 PM #5
      Nice article Tim.

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      12-02-2010 02:11 PM #6
      lose the kit, get smaller wheels and slam this bad boy
      _It's a Mark 2 thing_

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      12-02-2010 02:33 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul@VWvortex View Post
      Nice article Tim.
      Thanks!



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      12-07-2010 12:58 PM #8
      any videos of this car in action?

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      12-07-2010 01:35 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by bmxGTI View Post
      any videos of this car in action?
      I don't have any, but that's something we'll look in to for the future.

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      12-20-2010 12:14 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by vwb3passat90 View Post
      lose the kit, get smaller wheels and slam this bad boy
      And look like every other MKV out there lately?

      Thanks, but no thanks. Looks perfect just the way it is.

    11. 01-25-2011 02:29 PM #11
      very nice, congrats to AWE on the cover. i do have one bone to pick though:

      "The sum total of the K04 turbo kit, intake, exhaust, and G.I.A.C. software is a 2.0T engine that produces 319HP and 315 lb-ft of torque at the front wheels. When compared to the stock numbers that AWE produced with the same car on their Mustang dyno before modification of 207HP and 229 lb-ft at the wheels, the massive power gains are quite clear. Correcting for an approximate 15% drivetrain loss, the sum of AWE’s modifications mean that the car now produces a massive 370HP and 375 lb-ft at the crank, a gain of 160HP and 155 lb-ft, or an amazing 75% over stock."

      370 tuned hp - 200 stock hp is close to the claimed 160 hp gain, but that's not the true gain now is it? same dyno said a stock GTI has 207 whp, therefore it assumes a stock GTI is making ~245 bhp. 370 tuned BHP - 245 stock BHP = 130 hp gain. same for the torque gain, should be ~100 tq gain at the crank, not the claimed 155. fantastic numbers, but i'm a bit anal about actually being accurate with claims.

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