MKVI GTI with over 500 wheel horsepower? Yep, HSTuning takes the 2.0 Turbo in the MKVI GTI to 501 whp
It's nice to see MKVI GTI's making some serious power. There are few however crossing the 500 wheel horsepower threshold. To put this power in context, the car dyno'd below with just a tune was at the 230 wheel mark. That means HSTuning took this motor from 230 to 501 wheel horsepower for a gain of 271 horsepower at the wheels. That is some serious power game coming with some serious turbo boost on the relatively small 2.0 liter four-cylinder.
It would be nice to get more details and specs on what it took to reach this level as the fueling is no doubt a challenge. Unfortunately there have not been any updates from the tuner or owner for some months and all we really know is that it uses a "big turbo" which does not tell us much. Oh well, the motor is out getting built so this should be putting down even more power soon. Hopefully with some good documentation and a list of the specs to go with it. Dyno is below:
Image credit to Raven Rotsaert