DTE boosts the VW Golf GTI Mk8 at long last
The last complex upgrade DTE Systems issued for the Golf GTI model was seven and a half years ago. The kit released back then included a power boost and a mod for better throttle response (watch the videos if interested). This week it has finally done the same with the 8th-generation GTI.
In its stock guise, the warmed-up hatch produces 245 PS (242 hp / 180 kW) along with 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of peak torque. An external ECU persuades it to deliver an additional 56 PS and 48 Nm, resulting in a total of 301 PS (297 hp / 221 kW) and 418 Nm (308 lb-ft) of torque. The tuner claims that no compromises were made to achieve these figures and that the boost arises from improved combustion efficiency.
The kit, which is called DTE PowerControl X, supports remote control via smartphone and offers selectable drive modes named Sport, Dynamic, and Efficiency. Drivers track the engine performance in real time, including the current boost pressure, intake pressure and acceleration.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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