Those are some impressive numbers.
From Keith@APR - Head of our new APR owned operation in the UK.
There has been quite a bit of a stir going on as of late regarding APR's v3.1 ECU Recalibration for factory equipped Ko4 turbocharger engines.
APR has recently released v3.1 for all ED30/Pirelli Edition's, SLC R's, Golf R's, Scirocco R's, TT-S' and S3's developed, tested and approved for the UK market.
APR UK's Golf R was the primary development car so we will start with the results of it thus far.
2010 VW Golf R DSG Stage 2+
APR v3.1 ECU Recalibration
APR High Pressure Fuel Pump
VWR Induction System
VWR Turboback Exhaust
VWR Anti-roll Bars
VWR Lower Engine Mount
VWR Coilover Suspension
VWR Braking System
Haldex Performance Controller
Our first timed testing event was a few weeks ago at Santa Pod Raceway with yours truly behind the wheel:
Some of you may have seen Jonny's thread here http://www.vagoc.co.uk/vb/showthread...0722&showall=1 and as we had planned to run the Golf R at the MLR 30-130mph day we ended up at Bruntingthorpe instead.
With Jonny Cocker behind the wheel and some help with the launches from a wet surface we were able to achieve the following:
0-60 MPH - 3.5 Seconds!
Quarter Mile - 11.9 @ 115.5 MPH!
As we finish up our dyno installation project at our office in Milton Keynes, we will release Official Power Figures for v3.1 but here are some unofficial results in the meantime:
SEAT Leon Cupra R Stage 2+ APR v3.1 APR HPFP in Denmark:
Please feel free to update this thread with any other performance measurements you may have achieved with APR's v3.1.* Eventually I will build a database in this thread to document all of the various dyno graphs, 0-60 times, 1/4 mile times, etc.
Follow the UK thread here: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/in...html#msg538238
0-60 in 3.5 seconds?
Wow. Is v3.1 a currently a UK-only new release? Assuming that's something that hasn't come here yet, if I'm reading that correctly.
Also important to notice, as it should be obvious but it took a few seconds to click... that 0-60 time is with a DSG car.
Ah, the power of DSG. Fair to say we won't be seeing anywhere near 3.5 seconds with our H-pattern cars.
I still don't have the guts to launch mine from 6,000 but it's great knowing that the R could, theoretically, be capable of getting into the low 4's without any major upgrades.
Pshh that's nothing.
On TopGear I saw an air-cooled beetle do 0-60 in like 2.7sec when it was racing a Porsche. And the beetle looked pretty much stock.
2002.5 Jetta 1.8T - TOTALED (dodging deer)
2002.5 24v GTI - TOTALED (rear-ended by a Jeep)
1992 Corrado SLC - The toy & DD
2012 Golf R - The weekender
Any chance APR going to post 1/4 time for USA APR cars running stage 2+, I'd be interested to see how they compare to the UK DSG?
No matter, the stage 2+ upgrade is a ton of fun to drive.
For conservative driving any thoughts on how long the stock clutch will handle the power, should I plan on upgrading?
I just changed out my subframe mount on my R32 with the VWR mount and it really helped, much better than the HPA mount I had, seems like a change to consider for the R, have you guys tried it?
Last, which Haldex Performance Controller is APR using in the UK?
On the MK5 GTI I had customers upgrading to a K04 (same turbo as the Golf R) with over 80K miles and still driving just fine. I think it comes down to the driver, but other than that I don't have any reliable data to say how long it will last.For conservative driving any thoughts on how long the stock clutch will handle the power, should I plan on upgrading?
Yes, we have. It's probably the best mount upgrade you can make. The side engine/trans mounts are pretty extreme in comparison. They will take up the rest of the slop and still retain daily driveability but if you want the best bang for your buck, least increase in vibration for a good reduction in engine movement, this is the way to go.I just changed out my subframe mount on my R32 with the VWR mount and it really helped, much better than the HPA mount I had, seems like a change to consider for the R, have you guys tried it?
I'm not sure but I'll get all that data for you!Last, which Haldex Performance Controller is APR using in the UK?