Manhart RS 450 based on the VW Golf VII R

German tuner Manhart launched the RS 450 which is an upgraded version of the Volkswagen Golf VII R (facelift).

Under the bonnet, the four-cylinder 2.0 TSI engine now produces 450 hp / 331 kW (+140 hp / 103 kW) and 500 Nm (+100 Nm) of torque bringing the Golf  R on par with the most powerful hot hatches on sale. To achieve those numbers, Manhart installed a larger turbocharger, re-mapped the ECU and used a carbon intake system from Eventuri.

The sound of the car is further amplified by the Manhart downpipe which is available with a 300-cell catalytic converter or, for export, on request without a catalytic converter and in combination with a replacement pipe for the petrol particulate filter. In terms of driving dynamics, the Golf R has been enhanced with the use of lowering springs from H&R with in-house setup.

Visually, the car is distinguished by the front splitter from Rieger Tuning, the unique decals and the Concave One light-alloy rims in a diamond polished finish, shod in 8.5×20 inches and 235/35 ZR19 tires.

If you are interested in Manhart’s kit, you visit their official website here.