The AMS Performance MKVII Golf R Project
We’re very excited to be pushing the limits of the sport compact scene once again with our AMS Performance Golf R. The high-output third generation EA888 2.0T motor is a sturdy and efficient platform that has been responding well to everything we’ve thrown at it. The overall fit and finish is fantastic. Acceleration is swift, the DSG transmission shifts in the blink of an eye, and the power seems to be planted firmly into the pavement through the fifth-generation Haldex coupling. However, we’ve noticed areas that need improvement that fall right into our wheelhouse and a plan has already been set in motion with the release of the AMS Performance Carbon Fiber Intake Kit, Downpipe/Midpipe combo, and Front Mount Intercooler upgrade.
The Golf R Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake Kit
Our AMS Performance VW Golf R MKVII Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake Upgrade was designed to draw a higher volume of cold air into the stock turbocharger. With this intake installed, bulky air filter boxes are replaced with our carbon fiber tubing and dry media filter. This eliminates clutter within the engine bay while drawing cold air from outside. The MK7 Golf R Cold Air Intake Kit is a vast improvement over the stock intake system and supports power levels up to 600HP!
We selected a motorsports grade carbon fiber that is both hand-laid and high temperature resistant. Other options on the market use the typical gloss clear coated carbon fiber prone to discoloration and cracking. Our AMS Golf R MKVII Intake Kit uses 3-layers of 1mm twill weave prepreg carbon fiber capable of sustaining a 240C temperature threshold while maintaining structural integrity and aesthetic appearance with no worry of fading or yellowing over time. The AMS Carbon intake also eliminates the engine bay vents that are found on the factory intake. These vents allow the OEM car to pull in hot engine bay air for startup and fuel consumption requirements to the detriment of performance. By opening up the entire front grill and eliminating these warm air vents, 100% of the airflow is cold air being brought in from the front grill of the car.
Another unique benefit is our motorsports grade catalytic converter. These GESI brand 300 cell count Ultra High Output (UHO) units provide virtually no disruption in flow providing emissions control with no notable loss in horsepower. For durability these converters feature a staked in design to hold the catalyst cores firmly in place. Many competitors offer a low quality catalytic converter option to keep the cost low and their profits high. These units often fail due to poor construction and inferior materials. When you choose an AMS Performance VW MK7 Golf R Downpipe, you will remain worry-free for years to come.
Our Engineering Team utilized Solidworks© (3D software) to blueprint the inlet and outlets with smooth features and geometry to optimize flow. The inlet side of the core has been designed using CFD software with directional vanes to ensure even airflow and pressure spread across the height of the core. The AMS Golf R Intercooler features a high quality, high efficiency, tube and fin core imported from the UK. Some of our competitor’s cores are substandard pieces that require user modification to work with both types of stock radiators and cannot be easily put back to stock if necessary. By casting the AMS VW MK 7 Golf R Intercooler endtanks in aluminum we were not limited by the design constraints of hand fabricated construction.
More Exciting Performance
Ams Performance is just getting started with the MK7 Golf R. We plan to offer a turbo upgrade in the coming months. With our turbo upgrade you will still be able to use the Downpipe, Intake, and FMIC without having to buy these parts twice. When you choose the AMS Performance line of MKVII Golf R products you can be confident that you are getting the best products on the market that are engineered with your end goal in mind. Stay Tuned!