HOLY S**T! VF-Engineering and GIAC have partnered to put out two outstanding GTI’s. Both the RSS and RSR will be offered but the RSR will need a rebuild of the engine. Why? Well hows 414hp sound to ya?
*On 91-octane California Premium, the RSS GTI spins the dyno to the tune of 300 whp and 281 lb-ft. On 100-octane race gas those numbers are bumped to 336 whp and 283 lb-ft. At just 17 psi, these power figures are an indisputable indicator of maximized efficiency and GIAC’s tuning prowess.
*The RSR GTI puts down an astonishing 414 whp and 355 lb-ft on 109-octane race gas and 355 whp and 320 lb-ft on 91-octane pump gas. Like all GIAC equipped cars, the programs are easily changed with the hand held Flashloader.
VF-Engineering has been providing complete forced induction solutions for enthusiasts for more than a dozen years, and they are perhaps best known for pairing their centrifugal supercharger kits with GIAC software on everything from R32s, M3s and even 911s. But when VW introduced the 2.0T, VF-Engineering founder Nik Saran saw the obvious performance potential in the motor and decided it was time to dive back into turbos once again. After some research with software partner GIAC it was decided that two unique tuning options should be offered, and work began on the development cars.
Both GTIs utilize larger Garrett turbochargers, each chosen for different power levels. The RSS (street version) car was developed with the intention of selling a kit through a series of VF & GIAC dealers. The more powerful RSR (race version) model was designed to be purchased as a completed unit straight from VF as it requires a complete engine teardown and rebuild with new internals. For this, VF-Engineering developed an engine rebuilding program.
Both cars seen here are equipped with STaSIS suspension systems and brake upgrades. The RSS car uses the Touring suspension package and 13.5-inch front brake upgrade. The brake upgrade utilizes the factory calipers with different carriers and two-piece rotors. The RSR is equipped with a Street Sport Coilover System and 14-inch front brakes. These larger brakes use Alcon Monobloc 4-Piston calipers with the larger two-piece floating rotor and aluminum hats. Both cars ride on 19-inch OZ Ultraleggerra wheels wrapped in Toyo R888 DOT-Legal race tires.