Under the hood of the Thunder Bunny is a newly developed turbocharger system designed by Neuspeed especially for Volkswagen’s 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. The installation includes a modified intake manifold, Garrett ball-bearing turbocharger and air-to-air intercooler, plus a stainless exhaust system, which boosts power to 225hp. The white exterior includes a larger central grille and a more muscular rear valance framing a twin R32-style exhaust from Neuspeed.
The R GTI features the trademark hexagonal grille, 19in alloys and develops 400hp and 340ft-lb of torque on 100 octane racing fuel, enough to propel the R GTI to 60mph from rest in just 4.8 seconds. The performance package was developed by APR, and includes a large Garrett turbo with twice the flow capacity of the stock unit, and is pumped up to 21 PSI of boost.
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