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  • APR UNVEILS 536 HORSEPOWER VW GOLF RLMS AT SEMA SHOW 2018

    Opelika, Ala. (October 30, 2018) APR, the leader in Volkswagen and Audi tuning, has combined a long history of racing success with the latest in performance technology to develop the VW Golf RLMS. By nearly doubling the horsepower of the stock 2018 VW Golf R, the APR Golf RLMS provides racecar like acceleration and performance for the road.




    APR combines upgraded turbo power and race-inspired technology to create a track-ready all-wheel-drive Golf R.

    At the heart of the Golf RLMS is APRs Stage III+ engine build performed on the 2.0-liter turbocharged motor. APR utilizes a twin scroll Borg Warner turbocharger to generate 536 hp (244 more horsepower than stock). The Stage III+ system provides extreme horsepower and torque (474 lb. ft.) while minimizing turbo lag. Included with the turbocharger system is APRs Stage III+ ECU upgrade, upgraded injectors and fuel pump, APR Race DP, carbon fiber intake system, intercooler and more. With over a year and a half of initial development, APR has created a system capable of 10-second quarter mile passes and 0-140 mph sprints 15 seconds quicker than a stock Golf R.


    APRs extensive racing history has helped us to develop the Golf RLMS, said APRs President, Mitch Williams. We wanted to create a Stage III track car that can dominate circuits around the country. With 536 horsepower and all wheel drive, we cant wait to turn some laps.


    The Touring Car Racing-inspired body kit accents the strong lines of the RLMS while providing additional width necessary to accommodate the widened tires and wheels. Closely resembling the styling seen on VWs TCR cars currently competing around the world, the RLMS features an aggressive front splitter and adjustable rear wing to increase downforce during high speed driving. The extensive modifications continue with APR Roll-Control Racing Coilover System, Roll-Control Stabilizer Bars, a custom APR exhaust and custom two-piece APR wheels wrapped in Toyo Tires. To ensure occupant safety during high performance driving, a custom roll cage has been integrated into the RLMS in addition to OMP racing harnesses and a fire extinguisher system. The custom interior modifications also include racing bucket seats with RLMS embroidery on the seat back.


    While the vehicle has been designed for the SEMA Show, it will travel around the country participating in track days and demonstrating what a heavily modified APR vehicle can accomplish. For more information on the APR RLMS or other APR products, please visit www.goapr.com


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    About APR
    Founded in 1997, APR is the global leader in performance aftermarket products for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, and other vehicles. APR develops and manufactures hardware, software, calibration & data-logging tools for engine and transmission controllers, including intakes, exhaust systems, intercoolers, turbocharger systems, suspension, brake systems, wheels, and more. APR delivers software via a 24-hour automated global delivery system from its 80,000 square foot state of the art facility in Opelika, Alabama. Learn more at https://www.goapr.com.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: APR UNVEILS 536 HORSEPOWER VW GOLF RLMS AT SEMA SHOW 2018 started by Arin@APR View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Edited for formatting and promoted to the front page.

      This thing is badass and just separates you guys from everyone else.
    1. Arin@APR's Avatar
      Arin@APR -
      Thank you!
    1. Bowser330's Avatar
      Bowser330 -
      stock automatic DQ250 or clutch upgraded?
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
      stock automatic DQ250 or clutch upgraded?
      You'll have to ask @Arin@APR
    1. Arin@APR's Avatar
      Arin@APR -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
      stock automatic DQ250 or clutch upgraded?
      The MK7.5 Golf R comes with a DQ381 7 Speed DSG, which is what's in here. It has the stock clutch.