Tuning industry moguls, HGP Turbo are at it again. This time working on shoe horning the Touareg R36 engine into the MK5 Golf chassis. Creating not only the first R36 application to be fitted into the MK5, but also adding two turbos which raise output to a mind blowing 600PS.
Performance, of course, is also equally astounding. At a recent AutoBild / Nardo High speed event the R36 equipped Golf MK5 managed to hit 0-62 in just 3.8 seconds, then going on to hit 204 MPH. This has surely to be a record for any hatchback based Golf and certainly puts the R36 well into super car territory.
No details of pricing for the engine conversion to the MK5 as of yet, or even if the upgrade will ever be available. However, turbo conversions for both the Passat and Touareg R36 are available so if you have some money burning a whole in your pocket it could be worth a trip to Germany. Both models are available in the UK and Europe so it will only be a matter of time before we someone bite the (£20,000+) tuning bullet.