Volkswagen Golf R buyers are now being offered the chance to upgrade the wheels, brakes, and downforce of their car with a new Performance Pack, as well as an Akrapovič titanium exhaust system.
The pack, available with three and five-door hatch models as well as the estate variant, has been developed to enhance the 306bhp Golf R’s track pace and boost consistency. The exhaust is only available on the hatchback.
The brake upgrade reduces the car’s unsprung mass by 2kg, thanks to the use of aluminium holders, and offers stronger bite with pads that are more resilient to heat. Cars with the upgrade get silver calipers bearing the R logo.
The Performance Pack exhaust is a titanium system that has been developed by renowned specialist Akrapovič. It weighs 7kg less than the standard system and is less restrictive to gas flow, creating its own, more racey tone.
The Golf R Performance Pack also adds a rear roof spoiler lip to the hatchback, which provides an additional 20kg of downforce.