APR Stage 2 VW Golf R : Hot Tuner Challenge

Back in August of 2016, BWA entered our APR Tuned Stage 2 VW Golf R Mk 7 into the annual Motor Magazine event : Hot Tuner Challenge.

It was a good event that was held at Sydney Motorsport Park but unfortunately was hampered by poor weather and a bad batch of fuel. It meant a lot of the tests and challenges we participated in were not used in the final judging. Overall the vehicle came fourth outright and third in the Bang-For-Your-Buck calculation just.

We are very pleased with the result, with a short build time and a vehicle that was setup as a daily-driver we had the second fastest accelerating car at the event putting down a 0-100 time of 3.89 seconds on a “damp” drag strip. The vehicle made 221Kw on the supplied Mainline dyno (10Kw down on our in house Maha dyno) and put down a 1:04 second lap time around the short circuit of SMSP. The vehicle ran flawlessly across both days, impressing judges and journalists alike with it’s perfect manners and mild behaviour coupled with the ability to “open the tap” and unleash a level of performance far above it’s combined $75,000 build price.

Here is a short video of some of the fun that we had at the event.

Big thanks go out to our tuning partners:
APR LLC
Stoptech Brakes
KW Suspensions
Scorpion Exhaust Systems
Bob Jane Blacktown

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