Belgian tuners have given the Volkswagen Polo GTI Golf R-beating power and it sounds as insane as you'd think.
The Volkswagen Polo GTI is our current Fun Hatch champion in the #CarsAwards powered by WesBank, but what would happen if you gave that motor some go-faster goodies?
The result is quite extraordinary as Belgian tuner BR-Performance has gone all out with what it calls the Stage 3 package comprising software upgrade, new dump valve, new intercooler, new exhaust system and a new turbo. Compared to the standard outputs of 147 kW and 320 Nm, the BR-Performance Polo GTI pumps out 238 kW and 504 Nm. No performance figures have been given, but you can bet that it's substantially faster than the standard car's 6.7 seconds to 100 kph.
If this sounds a bit too wild, then BR-Performance offers a Stage 2 and Stage 1 package with outputs of 184 kW / 473 Nm and 177 kW and 449 Nm respectively. What's interesting is the soon-to-be-launched Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI packs 180 kW and 370 Nm, so there's a good chance this particular Polo GTI will give the Golf 8 GTI a run for its money.
Watch the below video for a few minutes of delicious VRRPHA.
BR-Performance Volkswagen Polo GTI