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Check out this 552kW HPA Volkswagen Golf R [video]


In its stock form the Volkswagen Golf R is no slouch. At its heart lies a 206kW 2.0-litre, 4 cylinder turbo engine, capable of propelling the hatch from 0-100km/h in just 5 seconds.

While plenty fast for most, the insane Canadians over at HPA Motorsport turned this unassuming grocery getter into a menacing supercar beater capable of outrunning a Lamborghini SV.

HPA managed this incredibly feat by engine swapping the stock 2.0-litre for a 3.6-litre V6 from a Passat R36. In turn the Golf gained twin hybrid turbochargers, a strengthened seven-speed DSG transmission from an Audi TT RS and upgraded brakes.

The Golf R now outputs 552kW with 949Nm of torque channelled through all-four wheels. HPA claims the car can accelerate from 0-97km/h (0-60mph) in an astonishing 2.8 seconds, easily outpacing most supercars on the road.

What’s best about this build is its drivability, HPA claims it will drive like it just came out of the factory, perfect for grocery getting or a track day.

HPA hasn’t indicated how much the build costs them, however, the donor driveline components, along with tune, bodykit and rebuilt gearbox would easily put it in the tens of thousands.


  • 6VR6 FSI HGP twin turbo with DQ500 7 speed DSG
  • HPA Front 6 Piston Forged mono block / 380mm rotors
  • HPA Rear 4 Piston integrated hand brake / 330mm rotors
  • KW Club Sport coilovers
  • Recaro Sportster CS seats
  • Schroth 4-point harness
  • HPA 88mm Exhaust with bypass
  • Osir carbon trim
  • Osir Carbon fiber venting hood
  • Osir Front splitter
  • Osir Rear diffuser
  • Osir Rear wing
  • Osir Mirror caps
  • HRE Flow Form FF01 19×8.5 ET47 Wheels
  • Continental CSC 5P 255/30R19 Tires

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