APR VW Golf R “RLMS” unveiled at SEMA

American tuning company APR that specialized in Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda and Porsche models, unveiled the APR VW Golf R “RLMS” concept car at  SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas.

The one-off hot hatch features significant visual and mechanical modifications inspired by the tuner’s racing background, and is based on the Volkswagen Golf VII R (facelift).

The APR VW Golf R “RLMS” is fitted with the APR Stage III+ engine build with a twin scroll Borg Warner turbocharger, upgraded ECU, upgraded injectors and fuel pump, APR Race DP, carbon fiber intake system and intercooler.

All those modifications that were developed in over a year and a half, allow the turbocharged 2.0 liter engine to produce 400 kw (536 hp) which is almost double the stock car’s horsepower, sending it to all four wheels.

According to the press release, the monstrous Golf R “RLMS” completes the 0-225 km/h sprint 15 seconds quicker than the stock model, while it is capable of 10 second quarter mile passes.

In addition, the APR Roll-Control Racing Coilover system with roll-control stabilizer bars improve the handling and a custom APR exhaust provides the equivalent soundtrack while further improving the performance.

The hot hatch concept features a touring car-inspired wide-bodykit including deep bumpers, aggressive front splitter, fender extensions, an additional adjustable rear wing, difusser and custom 2-piece APR wheels shod in Toyo Tires.

Inside the racing car atmosphere continues with custom racing seats, custom roll cage, OMP racing harness and fire extinguisher.