Matt Kimberley profile picture Matt Kimberley a year ago 20

Ford Tuner Mountune Can Now Boost The Golf GTI To 306bhp

Mountune, best known for its work making fast Fords even faster, is now working with Volkswagens in a new joint venture with VW styling specialist fifteen52

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Mountune has joined forces with Volkswagen styling specialist fifteen52 to make hot Volkswagens look and drive even faster.

The venture, called m52, will see a host of tuning options made available for the MQB era Golf GTI, which is to say the Mk7. They’ll start with a Stage 1 kit for the common-or-garden GTI and the R, which boosts the former to a very healthy 306bhp and the latter, partly courtesy of its punchier IS38 turbo, all the way to 355bhp.

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Torque for the two cars is actually quite similar, at 350lb ft and 369lb ft respectively. More models and more tuning stages will filter through during this year. In theory there’s no reason why the engine upgrades couldn’t also be applied to the Skoda Octavia vRS and Seat Leon Cupra, for example.

There will naturally be a range of new styling options, too. Expect m52 branding on wheels, body trim accessories and more. The Golf’s chassis won’t be left out, with suspension and potentially braking upgrades being planned.

Mountune’s move into Volkswagen tuning won’t affect its work with Ford. Mountune is planning business as usual with Ford’s new Focus ST and, with all the go-faster technology on it, the end results should be impressive.