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Insane Volkswagen Golf R twin-turbo V6 conversion by HGP

When it comes to Volkswagen Golf tuning this crazy creation by HGP-turbo is one of the most insane we’ve seen in a long while. It features a 3.6-litre V6 conversion, with twin turbochargers.

HGP Volkswagen Golf R V6TT-white

Pulling the factory 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo from the Golf R and replacing it with a 3.6-litre V6 is one thing, and then adding two turbochargers is just nuts. The engine is from the Volkswagen Passat R36 and produces 220kW in standard form, without turbocharging.

HGP has engineered two ball-bearing HGP R28 turbochargers to fit, a custom aluminium intake manifold with additional injection nozzles, two intercoolers, a revised fuel pump, and a modified engine computer to make sure it all runs smoothly.

HGP Volkswagen Golf R V6TT-side rear

Underneath is a twin 70mm stainless steel exhaust system and twin 88mm downpipes, ending with a single 88mm tailpipe with twin tips made to look like the factory item. HGP has also reinforced the seven-speed DSG eight-plate clutch mechanism and retuned the transmission’s software to handle the extra power.

So, how much power are we talking here? It produces a whopping 548kW and 925Nm of torque. This translates to 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds, 0-200km/h in 8.9 seconds, and 0-300km/h in 22 seconds.

HGP Volkswagen Golf R V6TT-engine

To give the car a personalised look HGP has fitted up some lightweight black alloy wheels which hide uprated brakes with six-piston front calipers. There’s also some bonnet vents and some HGP decals down the side for that extra touch.

Like we said, this is one of the most comprehensively insane tuning kits we’ve seen for the Golf in a long while. And it looks remarkably standard from the outside. Talk about a fine sleeper.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.