425 Horsepower Volkswagen Jetta GLI, 2015 Golf, New Engines Headed to SEMA
Volkswagen is choosing the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show to highlight its new 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines, as well as show off the 2015 Volkswagen Golf before it launches in the U.S. next year. Additionally, VW is sending out two Jettas, one of which may garner the most interest of all from V-Dub enthusiasts. With the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI serving as the base--originally outfitted with the new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which now boasts an output of 210 horsepower--tuners from FMS Automotive employed APR for their Stage 3+ Turbo Kit, upping power to a 425 hp for their "Racer's Dream." To aid in cooling, an APR carbon fiber cold air intake system with intercooler has been installed, and impressively, despite the huge power boost, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI Racer's Dream uses 93 octane pump fuel. An H&R Street coil suspension system, silver 19-inch TSW Jerez wheels with chrome lips, and Brembo brakes with four-piston calipers and cross-drilled rotors add to the Dream's capability. Styling was enhanced as well with the Jetta Hybrid grille, Golf R front fascia, custom splitter, and wider fenders. Inside Recaro seats complement other sporty elements. A Helios Special Edition Jetta GLI Tribute also used a sixth-generation Jetta, this one powered by the new 170-hp 1.8-liter turbo engine, and pays tribute to the 1989 Helios Special Edition Jetta GLI. Featuring the same blue-and-black paint scheme of the original, the Helios Tribute is complemented by Golf R brake calipers painted with the "Helios" logo, and rides on 19-inch Volkswagen Motorsports wheels coated in ceramic gunmetal gray. Recaro seats reupholstered in Helios-blue, brushed aluminum pedals and door sills, and a custom exhaust all add to the sporty nature of the Helios Tribute. The H&R Volkswagen Golf builds on VW's best-selling car the world around, and uses a Street Performance Tuner Coil Over suspension system, and is lowered 1.5 inches in front, and 1.75 inches in the rear. A Brembo High Performance GT brake system, unique wheels and a VW Accessories body styling kit add to the performance nature of the tuner Golf. SEMA is going on this week, from November 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Source: Volkswagen
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