Several months ago we announced on Facebook that we're developing a Stage 4 turbo kit that retains ALL original US and Canadian emissions parts in 2009-2014 VW Golf, Jetta, and Beetle 2.0L TDIs. We're taking our time to ensure that every part is perfect, meeting or exceeding OEM fitment and standards.
Pictured here is a stainless steel cast manifold that exceeds the quality of the original OEM manifold. It has a few advantages over an aftermarket welded tubular exhaust manifold:
We moved to a new location and we have two new positions that need to be filled to support our growth:
TopGear.com converted a 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel into an eco-friendly 70-plus US MPG bunny that hits 60 MPH in 7 seconds all for under $7,000.
After two months of non-stop working, the TopGear.com team surpassed their goals: They managed to not only hit 0 to 60 mph in 7.09 seconds, they achieved a fuel-economy figure of 84-US MPG (100 Imperial MPG, 2.8L/100km). Malone Tuning Ltd. diagnosed a cruise-control issue, supplied with a FlashZilla programmer for e-mail tuning support, and provided a special ECU tune that boosts both performance and fuel economy. One of Malone Tuning Ltd.’s dealers in California was also kind enough to provide diagnosis and replacement for an injection pump issue that TopGear.com were having. Their 0 to 60 MPH time is now around 6 seconds although that has not been officially measured. We’re all pleased with the results!
We tuned a new 2009 Common-Rail VW TDI in March 2009 and dynoed it. We used one of the most conservative dyno machines around, with real-world no-nonsense horsepower and torque numbers.
Incredible & safe power gains with chip tuning only.
BMW 3.0sd BiTurbo (originally found in BMW X5 xDrive35d model)
Before: 265 HP and 425 ft-lb
After: 310-340 HP and 515 ft-lb
Audi 3.0L TDI (originally found in Audi Q7 model)
Before: 221 HP and 406 ft-lb
After: 280-290 HP and 427 ft-lb
Before: 90whp 155ft-lb After: 181.9whp 310ft-lb
Just one week before the races, Richard from Portland Oregon rebuilt his New Beetle TDI engine and at least tripled the factory 90 horsepower output. The result is an impressive 13.607 @ 104.42 MPH (driven by Matt Davis) at Portland International Raceway. Next to the beetle is a 2006 Jetta TDI driven by Sarah Boyd aka “Jetta Girl”. The Jetta is running a wastegated Garrett turbo and it put down 200whp on a dyno.
Passing MIT and Tesla, West Philly is moving forward at full steam for the $10 million dollar Automotive X Prize. We’re thrilled to take part in this project.