My APR tuned Stage 2+ 2012 Volkswagen Golf R is built to be a daily-driven car that can have its throttle hammered on the track and be able to take a comfortable, leisurely cruise all at the same time; my goal is to balance the fine line between performance and not ruining daily drivability. My car screams my personality with all the go-fast upgrades that are hidden under the hood to put down 317hp/361lbft at the wheels.
To handle the power my Golf R makes, I’ve put a large focus on suspension and braking. With StopTech’s ST40 Trophy big brake kit, Bilstein PSS-10 coilovers, the newly released Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires mounted on lightweight, fully-forged Volk Racing G25 wheels, SuperPro control arms, NEUSPEED sway bars, and SuperPro ball joints, my car handles like a beast. There are a bunch of other supporting modifications to help better complete the build.
Huge props to my shop, Auto Union Tuning out in Huntington Beach, CA, for helping me make my car my own.
HORSEPOWER & TORQUE:
317hp • 361lbft
INA 2.0 TFSI to 2.0 TSI Fuel Pump Lifter Conversion kit
DieselGeek Sigma 6 Short-throw Shifter
BRAKES, TIRES & WHEELS:
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S 225/35/19
Volk Racing G25 Dark Silver Prism Wheels (19×8 +48, 18lbs each)
SuperPro Front Sway Bar End Links
A118-C Dashcam hard-wired
Escort Max 360 Radar Detector hard-wired with Blendmount
ProClip Phone Holder
R Seat Lever Inserts
DeAutoKey LED license plate lights
US Mill Works Front License Plate Bracket