If 270 horsepower isn’t enough for you on the Volkswagen Golf R then perhaps 530 might satisfy your pony fetish? The German tuning company, Siemoneit Racing, saw room for improvement and took action.
Siemoneit Racing’s version is dubbed as the VW Golf R ‘Black Pearl’ and is offering two tuning packages for customers to choose from. The first package involves an ECU tune, a custom exhaust, and a new air intake system which helps boost the horsepower from 270 to an impressive and unnecessary 355 horsepower while the torque is upped to 357 lb-ft at peak. I think most people would stop at the stage I as 355 is plenty of power for this small hatchback. But the folks over at Siemoneit Racing are not ‘most people’.
With the second package for the Golf R, the tuners give the car more steroids than a East German Olympian. The stage II package turns the Golf R into an absolute monster putting down 530hp thanks to further tuning of the engine software, a larger turbo charger, a bigger aluminum intercooler, and a free-flow exhaust system which differs from the stage I upgrade.
And for weight reduction, an option carbon fiber hood is also available.