Volkswagen Golf gets more powerful at Barracuda Racing Wheels – DRIVE

Chip tuning the 1.5 TSI engine from RaceChip costs 499 euros, but there is software and cheaper. For example, raising the recoil by 29 forces and 49 N • m costs 169 euros, and by 36 and 61 respectively – 279 euros. There is an official representative of RaceChip in Russia.

Recently atelier ABT Sportsline offers a program for the modification of the 1.5 TSI motor for the model Volkswagen Golf eighth generation. The Germans offer an additional engine control unit that raises the output from 150 hp. and 250 N • m to 190 and 290, respectively. However, in the project of the Swiss company Barracuda Racing Wheels, a more powerful “eighth” Golf with a 1.5-liter unit appeared. The wheel firm has hired RaceChip specialists to work on the hatchback. Their control program increased power and torque to 192 hp and 318 Newton meters.

In addition to springs with 30 or 40 mm lowering, Eibach offers for the new Golf a set of adjustable suspension with a drawdown of 35-60 mm. There are also options with a 30 mm reduction in ground clearance for cars with adaptive dampers.

In addition, tuners from the German Holzmaden offer to install RaceChip XLR software, which helps to regulate the degree of accelerator response (there are seven modes in total), as well as the function of controlling all this from a smartphone. Eibach was also involved in the Barracuda Racing Wheels project, providing the Sportline series with shortened springs that took 40 mm from the ground clearance front and rear. The only external difference between the modified Golf and the original one is the Tzunamee Evo alloy wheels with 235/35 R19 tires. In the catalog of the Barracuda Racing Wheels company these are new wheels, for the sake of their promotion the project was conceived.


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