The iconic Volkswagen Golf GTI is probably one of the top most modded vehicles next to a Honda Civic. It has continually advanced into a dominant competitor with it’s Golf R platform. The 2.0L Turbocharged engine makes just shy over 300 horsepower and combined with the all wheel drive DSG drivetrain, it is an absolute beast. The car does 0-60 in 4.6secs for roughly $40,000. Compare that to an almost $150,000 Mercedes AMG GT63s with a 4.0L V8 Bi-Turbo doing 3.0 secs, that’s pretty good! Even more so, to blow the doors off some of these super sedans doesn’t take much money in mods.
One thing that is always overlooked in vehicles is rotational mass. Each 1lb of rotational mass saved in wheels, rotors, flywheels, pulleys for example is equivalent to 3lbs. So upgrading to a set of forged wheels can really improve those 0-60 times. VR Forged has these 1pc forged monoblock wheels available for the Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6 and MK7 as well as the Audi A3/S3 platform. They are a 18×8.5 with a +44mm offset giving it a nice flush look. These wheels weigh about 9.7kg (21lbs) compared to the OEM of 10kg (22lbs). This saves 1lb but really is 3lbs per corner to help you with acceleration.
Our long time customer and friend, @js_racing_garage, hooked up his white VW Golf R in snowy Colorado with a set of these VR Forged wheels. The car is also equipped with an Airlift suspension system to really get it slammed out when necessary. This Golf R has become the perfect snowboard mobile with its AWD to take him up and down the mountain!
View Product Info – https://www.vividracing.com/vr-forged-d03r-wheel-package-audi-golf-mk7-18×85-matte-black-p-153792399.html
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