Originally Posted by Derbagger
This thread is about the expensive non-US ttRs...with the 2.5 I5 turbo...like the RS3. Here we only get the tts, which you are correct is essentially a coupe GolfR
Not bad for a simple OTS flash....
APR is a pretty awesome company that makes really quality stuff. Its not cheap, but its not like stuff you buy for EVO's/Suby's. You pay a price and a box shows up with your door with absolutely everything you need to isntall said part, down to the last nut, bolt, washer. And it all fits exactly the way it should with zero hassle, with OEM or better quality.
I was down at the facility earlier this year looking at their TTRS shop car, R8-GT, S4, and GTI race cars...in the clean/engine build room they had a TTRS 5cyl motor with a massive GTX turbo on it and a one-piece cad inconel manifold. I joking-ly said it sucked they couldn't do twin scroll on the set up and the guy kind of laughed and explained their engineers had timed the exhaust pulses from each of the cylinders and adapted each individual runner of the manifold to tune the exhaust pulses...which is impressive since their wasnt room to mount the turbo center on the engine and use an equal length manifold...they actually had to time it so cyl 1 impacts the turbo 2x for every 1x cyl 5 does, but its all spaced and tuned so the pulses on the turbine are steady. Beta stages for it were over 600hp....pretty impressive for just a bolt on kit. The APR facility is extremely impressive. Multiple clean-engine rooms, total CAD/fluid dyanmic shops for production, CNC shop, CNC cylinder porting, onsite inconel casting, complete environment controlled dyno room for steady temp, pressure, etc....every day is the same day on the dyno...they build and break-in engines on site, tuning/programming, on site race facility etc.
I saw the above ttrs at a race at nurburgring when I was there for a few days a couple years ago. it was outright fast....sure the 911tt and the z06 were faster but no subarus were. lol
the I5 doesnt sound too bad either...(1080p)
The TT-RS is a very capable car, but by all means lets keep the hatorade flowing....or we could probably just appreciate another fine machine.