Mighty Car Mods Turns A VW Golf R Into A Supercar Slayer

The VW Golf R certainly isn’t the boldest hot hatch on the market but it is exceptionally popular and easy to modify. It’s only fitting then that the guys over at Mighty Car Mods in Australia decided to use a Golf R as the base for a project to turn a hatchback into a supercar destroyer.

The Golf R, featured here in Mk7 guise, is fitted with a punchy 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with an impressive 295 hp between 5500 and 6200 rpm and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque between 1800 and 5500 rpm. The combination of all-wheel drive and an optional seven-speed dual-clutch transmission make it pretty quick off the line with 62 mph (100 km/h) passing in 4.9 seconds.

Also Read: 641 HP VW Golf R Owns The Drag Strip, Humiliates Tuned Muscle Cars

Mighty Car Mods set itself a challenge of turning a regular Golf R, the Wolfsburg Edition no less, into a car which can hit 100 km/h in the 3-second range and perform 11-second quarter mile runs in just 24 hours. To do so, Marty and Moog from the channel recruited a couple of mechanics to help with the modifications and were fortunate enough to be provided with two performance kits from aftermarket company Revo.

These kits are the Performance Pack and Power Pack and includes things like a new intercooler, intercooling piping, intake, tune, turbo, turbo muffler delete, exhaust, engine mounts, fuel pump, and more.

The project is covered in three different parts, all of which are well worth watching. If you’re a fan of the Golf or a fan of modifying cars in general, you may be impressed with just how ‘simple’ it is to turn a VW hatchback into something that can run 11.6-second quarter miles all day long.

 

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Tuna can on wheels!

  • Sovereignty

    Sadly, at the end of the day, it’s still a Golf.

  • D3X

    How long til it breaks?

2020 Ford Puma Has Cute Looks And Is Loaded With Features

The 2020 Ford Puma is based around the Fiesta and includes a fully-digital gauge cluster.

The One Where Top Gear Tested The Fabulous Lamborghini Murcielago SV In Abu Dhabi

Lamborghini only ever built 186 units of the Murcielago LP 670-4 SV instead of the 350 initially planned .

Why Wait For The Black Series When You Can Have O.CT’s 641 HP Mercedes-AMG GT R?

Simply by reprogramming the ECU, the tuner has significantly increased output and, at the same time, reduced consumption.

Audi Q7 Gets A Makeover And Some New Tech

The facelifted Audi Q7 looks quite a lot different than the outgoing model.

All That Jazz: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Rolls In Salt Lake City

Merc’s new luxury SUV will be available in the U.S. in GLS 450 and GLS 580 guise, starting from $76k.

New SK Pininfarina Designed For De Rosa Is A Bike For A Special Clientele

Priced at nearly $3k in Italy, the bicycle penned by the famous design house is a luxury item.

2021 Ford Bronco Could Have A 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Four-Cylinder Engine

In the Ranger, the engine produces 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.

Chevrolet Camaro To Be Phased Out After 2023?

GM has been killing cars left and right, and it appears the Camaro could be the next victim.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Gets Three Custom Exhaust Systems From MagnaFlow

The tuner offers three different systems for Jeep’s new pickup truck, with prices starting at $516 .

Lightyear One Prototype Is An Electric Vehicle That Can Be Recharged By The Sun

The solar panels could generate an extra 31-43 miles of range every day.