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  • APR Stage III+ tuned MKVII Golf R on race gas tops 500 horsepower to the wheels - 529 awhp

    We all knew this was just a matter of time. APR is absolutely killing it with their Stage III+ setup on the MKVII Golf platform. Just last month we saw them hit 474 horsepower to the wheels with a MKVII Golf GTI on 93 octane pump gas.


    This Golf R result is even more impressive. Why? Because they top 500 horsepower using a Golf R which means power is sent to all four wheels. Peak output is 529 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque on a conservative Mustang dyno and the pulls are very consistent:


    264.5 wheel horsepower per liter, phenomenal.

    APR's Stage III+ is the real deal.

    528 AWHP / 466 AWFTLBS - Run 1
    528 AWHP / 468 AWFTLBS - Run 2
    529 AWHP / 470 AWFTLBS - Run 3

    APR Stage 3+ 104 Octane (EFR7163R Turbo System)
    APR ECU
    APR 3+ Fueling
    APR Intake
    APR Intercooler
    APR 300 Cell Catalyst
    APR Built Engine
    Aftermarket Clutch
    Aftermarket Catback


    This article was originally published in forum thread: APR Stage 3+ 529 AWHP / 470 AWFTLBS - 104 octane. started by Arin@APR View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. Torgus's Avatar
      Torgus -
      When does the engine need to be built? 264.5 wheel horsepower per liter is impressive!
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
      When does the engine need to be built?
      Not sure. @Arin@APR will know that.
    1. Stevenh's Avatar
      Stevenh -
      Prettttty freaking cool when a company known for reliable / borderline OEM packages is delivering big power.
    1. Zombie1's Avatar
      Zombie1 -
      Car needs a built motor to run this set up with peace of mind. Plenty of guys are running it on a stock motor without issue but APR recommends a built motor.
    1. SCChris's Avatar
      SCChris -
      I'm curious about total cost with install. Probably around $20,000 with built motor. I love mine, but would almost rather step up in car. I'm at $5,000 with 370 whp which is probably the best performance per dollar point IMO. Though having 991 Turbo S power in a Golf R....
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SCChris Click here to enlarge
      I'm curious about total cost with install. Probably around $20,000 with built motor. I love mine, but would almost rather step up in car. I'm at $5,000 with 370 whp which is probably the best performance per dollar point IMO. Though having 991 Turbo S power in a Golf R....
      What are your mods and did you dyno it?
    1. SCChris's Avatar
      SCChris -
      All the usual bolt ons: IE intercooler, IE intake, BMS Turbo delete, CTS downpipe, ED springs, and JB4.
    1. SCChris's Avatar
      SCChris -
      No dyno. Local guy is sketchy. Basing my numbers on the avg numbers people are getting with similar mods.
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SCChris Click here to enlarge
      All the usual bolt ons: IE intercooler, IE intake, BMS Turbo delete, CTS downpipe, ED springs, and JB4.
      But do you have a graph to go with it?
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SCChris Click here to enlarge
      No dyno. Local guy is sketchy. Basing my numbers on the avg numbers people are getting with similar mods.
      We posted at the same time.

      That's too bad. Would have made an article out of it.
    1. SCChris's Avatar
      SCChris -
      Guess I could give him a shot, but he melted the plugs on an M4 recently.... detonating like crazy.
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SCChris Click here to enlarge
      Guess I could give him a shot, but he melted the plugs on an M4 recently.... detonating like crazy.
      Nah, go to someone who knows what they are doing. It's no big deal just would have been cool to see your setup dyno'd.
    1. SCChris's Avatar
      SCChris -
      I'm running Wannagofast again in May. Last September with JB1 and Downpipe I ran a 129 so looking for 135-140 this time. I should be around 60 more whp now and no heat soak issues.
    1. SCChris's Avatar
      SCChris -
      Anyway. This APR 3+ is tempting.
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SCChris Click here to enlarge
      Anyway. This APR 3+ is tempting.
      Let's see if @Arin@APR can give us the cost with the built motor and what he recommends going to reliably on the stock motor.

      A 500 awhp Golf R would be a ton of fun and surprise a lot of people.