Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 5 years ago 1
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The 735bhp HGP VW Golf R Is A V6 Bi-Turbo Supercar Slayer

These highly-modified Golfs are hugely powerful, and as you'll see, quick enough to beat Lamborghinis

Remind me later
When we saw this video of a Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore getting beaten by a VW Golf R, we had to find out more. As it turns out, the Golf has received a very special tuning package from German firm HGP, which involves transplanting a 3.6-litre VR6 engine from a Passat R36 into a Mk6 Golf. It's no ordinary VR6, either, it's treated to a gigantic list of modifications including a twin-turbocharger setup. Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 12.39.34 If - like the car that went up against the Gallardo - you spec the most powerful version of the package, the result is a massive 735bhp. To see another HGP R36-converted Golf in action, check out the video below.
Summarised spec
  • 3.6-litre Passat R36 VR6 engine
  • Two HGP R28 turbochargers
  • Two large volume intercoolers
  • Modified ECU
  • High pressure fuel pump
  • Stainless steel exhaust
  • Seven-speed Audi RS3 DSG dual-clutch gearbox
  • Amended DSG software
  • Reinforced DSG-eight-disc clutch