Pulled from H20 thread:
While I think having the 2.5T motor in the R is a great idea, what a bizarre (and expensive) way to go about it. They basically bought two brand new cars, and now have an R with a 2.5T, an RS with no motor at all, and a 2.0T engine for sale.
I suspect they plan on putting some other motor in the RS, but they've also stripped the wheels and brakes to put on the R so it's losing parts by the day. Seems like a really over the top way of doing things. Surely you could source a 2.5T motor from Europe cheaper than buying an entire car for it.
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Somebody has to bank rolling the $110k plus in two new cars plus all of the labor and such. I would love to hear the plan for the TT-RS once the motor is taken out. Maybe they have a deal to sell the body shell to a race team that won't use the 2.5L engine? Are there any series that would run something like that? Of course someone may not car that it will cost $50k to have the first Golf R with a TT-RS engine?
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It's not the first and only one in the world with a 2.5 TFSI engine.
These pics are from may 2011.
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Any chance you can copy and paste some pics / info into this thread?
I can understand wanting a Golf R with a 2.5 TFSI, but what a bizarre way of doing it. I'd just buy this:
Even buying a crate motor from Germany would be cheaper.