HGP builds 640HP Bi-Turbo Golf R36Enlarge Photo
The car is based on the AWD R32, already a strong performer thanks to its torquey 3.2L engine, but with 640hp available from the uprated biturbo 3.6L unit this model takes performance to another level. Testing of HDA’s previous Bi-Turbo Golf R36, which only had 600hp, saw the car reach a top speed of 202mph (327km/h) and accelerate to 174mph (280km/h) in an amazing 23.5 seconds at Nardo’s high speed test track last year. The 0-62mph (100km/h) dash took a brief 3.8 seconds but we suspect the latest 640hp version will be able to shave a few tenths of that mark.
If you don’t find hatchbacks particularly appealing, HGP also offers its kit for the Passat sedan and Touareg SUV as well.