A touring car racing-inspired Volkswagen Golf R with 400kW has been unveiled by VW and Audi aftermarket specialists at the SEMA Show.
Called the APR Golf RLMS, it takes a 2018 VW Golf R and bestows upon it APR’s stage 3 engine upgrade and extensive body and chassis modifications.
APR says more than 18 months of development has resulted in “a system capable of 10-second quarter mile passes and 0-140 mph sprints 15 seconds quicker than a stock Golf R.”
A twin-scroll Borg Warner turbo replaces the original, though the standard motor remains with upgraded injectors, fuel pump, a carbon intake system, new intercooler, and an ECU upgrade.
Styled after the VW Golf TCR racer, the RLMS features a prominent adjustable rear wing, APR’s ‘Roll-Control’ racing coil-overs and stabilizer bars, as well as a custom APR exhaust, and two-piece APR wheels.
Inside, a roll cage, harnesses, and a fire extinguisher system keep those in the bucket seats safe.
President of APR Mitch Williams says the 400kW RLMS was created to dominate on the track as a culmination of APR’s motorsport history and experience.
“APR’s extensive racing history has helped us to develop the Golf RLMS,” says Williams.
“We wanted to create a Stage 3 track car that can dominate circuits around the country. With 536 horsepower and all-wheel drive, we can’t wait to turn some laps.”
Dozens of licenced APR dealers are located on the NSW coast, in Melbourne, and South-East Queensland, with Hobart, Canberra, and Adelaide also having a dealer each.
Regardless, we’d be surprised if a car of this specification was able to be made road-legal in Australia.